This article fails journalistic rigor by omitting a key fact. Mark resigned from TPP last February. "Meckler told the state coordinators of Tea Party Patriots [in an email] on Thursday night that he 'fought long and hard' to maintain the group 'as an organization that is run from the bottom up, with the intent of serving the grassroots. Unfortunately, it is my belief that I have lost this fight,' Meckler said."
He may be an ardent TPP supporter, but he no longer represents it....well, I guess he'd like to, as in "I'm one of the grassroots who represent the Tea Party."
At issue is if Mark's associating with a MoveOn founder is significant for the Tea Party. continued....
Clearly, Ralph sees great momentum in reading these tea leaves,