By Dennis Myers
It’s been a year since the tea party movement developed and it’s still not easy to get a handle on it.
From the start, tea party leaders resisted getting too organized or centralized and they were especially insistent that no one was a spokesperson for the movement.
They failed to anticipate that this left a vacuum that others would be all too happy to fill.
Groups and leaders surfaced saying, “We are the tea party,” and there was no one to say to them nay.