From the Huffington Post:
WASHINGTON – A top goal of the nation’s most influential national Tea Party group is to stop Mitt Romney from winning the Republican nomination for president.
Interviews with top officials at FreedomWorks, a Washington-based organizing hub for Tea Party activists around the country, revealed that much of their thinking about the 2012 election revolves around derailing the former Massachusetts governor.
“Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much,” said Adam Brandon, the group’s communications director
So if Romney is the front runner, then who does the Tea Party want to put in there? Does Palin’s hour long video have anything to do with this plan?
If the Republicans want to hold on to their party, it seems to me that they need to tell the Tea Party who runs things.
I am just not sure I understand all this. Does someone want to enlighten us all?
It appears that John Edwards will be indicted per the green light from DOJ. At issue is his use of campaign money to finance his pay-off to his mistress, Rielle Hunter. According to Huffington Post, much of the pay-off money came from a 99 year old heiress, Bunny Mellon. The Daily Beast reports:
You’d assume Rachel Lowe Lambert Lloyd Mellon—who, just shy of 100 years old, is probably the last surviving member of the old-money aristocracy that once lorded it over America—would be mortified by her involvement in a tabloid-ready sex scandal.
Wednesday is the final Oprah Winfrey Show. Talk about a ride! She started her life in poverty in Mississippi. Her mother was a single mom. She survived a broken home, sexual abuse, and not much support at home. She is now a billionaire several times over and uses her wealth to do good for others.
Following college, Oprah started off her career in Baltimore hosting a talk show and moved on to Chicago. Her time slot competed with Phil Donahue who later took her under his wing. She starred in Steven Spielberg’s The Color Purple (one of my very favorite books and films). She was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress. The Oprah Winfrey Show was launched in 1986. The rest is history.
Books have been written about the Oprah phenomena. The most striking thing, in my opinion, about Oprah is her humility. She never acts like ‘she has gotten above her raisings.’ She also appears to be one of the most sincere people ever. She will begin her own network. How will it go? If anyone makes it work, Oprah will. Maybe her departure marks the beginning of the end for the ‘networks.’ Oprah always has been a trend-setter.
Tuesday was the Surprise Show where all Oprah’s buds showed up and paid tribute. Today at 4 pm, we take in the last Oprah Show. I wouldn’t miss it for the world. I will probably cry. It is the end of an era.
See the Oprah Winfrey tribute in the Washington Post.