Ron or Rand didn't claim it. The supporters of the 2007 campaign started the Tea Party as a fundraiser/nation-wide event.
The events served as networks for liberty-enthusiasts.
After Obama won the election, the Tea Party began to grow.
If you honestly think Santelli started the Tea...
jstillmanmb I'm ignortant? What if I provide evidence?
Rick Santelli's rant took place in 2009:
Ron Paul's supporters nationwide Tea Party campaigns took place in Decemb...
As a Republican, I loved this article. There are many crazy opportunists trying to claim the rightful crown of the Tea Party phenomenon.
I know for a fact that Everett Wilkinson did not start the Tea Party. I also know for a fact that Sid Dinerstein didn't either. It also wasn't started in...