Tea Party Expectations


Christine O’Donnell is not only shutting out national media and non-right wing opinion media, she is simply not having public campaign events.

But Ms. O’Donnell is not an old-fashioned kind of candidate — nor is she an anomaly. As money and news media coverage cross state borders more easily than ever, driven by fiery commentators and online groups, we are bound to see politicians who are popular vehicles more than they are actual candidates, instruments of resentment whose grass-roots support may emanate mostly from states they have never visited.

via Political Times – Christine O’Donnell Is Hard to Find at Home – NYTimes.com.

What I wonder about the prototypical married, white, conservative Republicans above age 65 who disapprove of everything Obama and are supporting tea baggers: what do they really expect from their leadership?