Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Sen. Jim DeMint (S.C.) and Rep. Mike Pence (Ind.) are looked upon with more favor by the Tea Party than Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich, according to a report in The Hill.
“I don’t think anyone’s disqualified. I think the two that would have the longest row to hoe would be Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich,” Meckler told the publication, anecdotally recalling conversations with many self-identified Tea Party voters.
Meckler said DeMint and Pence, by contrast, excite Tea Party voters much more, The Hill reports.
One reader commented: “As a progressive I think the Tea Party is the best thing that ever happened to the GOP. These far right libertarian spoil sports will insure that the GOP loses in 2012 by relentlessly applying their litmus tests and continue to shrink the GOP big tent.”
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