Genuine or just politician's trying to get in on the act of grassroots to further political career?....I'm getting quite cynical of the whole political process as of late since it appears that no one from any political party will really stand up for the people without first checking on the impact to their political career first. From Politico:
Hoping to recapture the grassroots energy of last month’s “tea parties,” Republican Govs. Mark Sanford of South Carolina and Rick Perry of Texas will host a tele-town hall Thursday that’s being dubbed “Tea Party 2.0.” ....The Republican Governors Association said it is expecting 30,000 people to participate in the town hall, which will take place roughly one month after the much-publicized anti-tax tea party rallies held in hundreds of locations across the country on April 15, the tax filing deadline. ...Sanford and Perry will each speak for several minutes before opening up the town hall to up to an hour-long question and answer session.....RGA Executive Director Nick Ayers said that while the effort Thursday will be on a smaller scale than the April tea party rallies, it still represents “a great opportunity to mobilize that support.”....Sanford, who attended a tea party in Charleston, gained national notice for his high-profile battle with the White House over his resistance to federal stimulus funds designated for his state. The fate of those funds remains undecided as Sanford continues to battle with state lawmakers over how much of the $350 million in funds allocated for South Carolina his state will accept. ....Perry spoke at three tea parties across Texas and helped promote the rallies during numerous radio and television interviews prior to the events.
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