It will be based in the "heartland of America," in Memphis. It will not be an alternative to the RNC. It will employ K Street lobbyists. Organizers are not sure whether it will accept money from lobbyists, however.
Tea Party Nation was emphatic that if individuals disagreed with the approach — turning movement activism into cold, hard campaign cash — they could feel free not to participate.
I'm curious to see the reax, given criticism about Tea Party Nation's finances. Lots of others seem to have a problem with Tea Party Nation being a for-profit organization. I'm indifferent.