Breaking News: The Tea Party Isn't A Cohesive Unit

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Oct 25, 2010 11:50 AM
The Washington Post spent "months" trying to contact every tea party group in the nation, in "an unprecedented attempt to understand the network of individuals and organizations at the heart of the nascent movement."

Seventy percent of the grass-roots groups said they have not participated in any political campaigning this year. As a whole, they have no official candidate slates, have not rallied behind any particular national leader, have little money on hand, and remain ambivalent about their goals and the political process in general.

This is the definition of "grassroots."