Over the next year, tea party activists will be closely monitoring the GOP leadership in Congress to make sure that federal spending is reduced and the size of government is curtailed. There have been some positive moves so far, such as the repeal of the healthcare plan and the introduction of budget cuts. However, with a $1.65 trillion budget deficit, a $14.2 trillion national debt and $62 trillion in additional unfunded liabilities, there is so much more work to be done.
It will greatly help the movement if a conservative defeats Obama in 2012 and establishes fiscal sanity in the White House. Who are the real conservatives in the race for the White House in 2012? Certainly, the retreads from 2008 such as Palin, Romney and Huckabee will capture attention and votes. Yet, there is also a longing for a new fresh voice to represent the conservative movement against the liberal Obama in 2012.
One strong possibility is Herman Cain, a broadcaster, business executive, nationally acclaimed speaker and author. Cain has succeeded as a corporate CEO and talk show host. He is articulate and passionate about both the tea party movement and the conservative agenda. Cain is an African American conservative who is currently exploring a presidential bid and traveling across the country.
Tomorrow, he will headline the latest Northshore Tea Party rally at the Fleur de Lis Center, 1645 North Causeway Blvd., in Mandeville. If you want to see a real conservative in action, come by and judge for yourself.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. and will also include fabulous speakers such as talk show hosts John Osterlind and Rose Tennent, as well as global climate expert Lord Christopher Monckton. I am excited to serve as emcee of the event and look forward to seeing you tomorrow at the Fleur de Lis Center.
With a great line-up of speakers, as well as a large and enthusiastic crowd in attendance, the Northshore Tea Party will make it clear to everyone that this movement is not dying, but just getting started.