The non Tea Party are holding a rally in Tampa 8/26Submitted by Ian56 on Fri, 08/10/2012 - 20:10
with Bachmann and Cain as speakers lol
Tea Partiers say their involvement with the Republican convention will be largely outside the arena in Tampa.
Activists are staging a rally on August 26, before the convention begins officially the next day. Among the scheduled speakers are two Republicans who challenged Romney for the Republican nomination, pizza magnate Herman Cain and Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota
Tea Party leaders also plan to petition party leaders who are responsible for drafting the party's platform, its statement of positions for the fall elections.
FreedomWorks will present ideas such as auditing the Federal Reserve and eliminating the Department of Education.
"That's going to be a test. We will see how well we will be embraced or be told to pound salt," said Brandon, of FreedomWorks.
Members of the Republican platform committee say the panel will be receptive.
"Everybody is going to be welcomed," said Representative Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who co-chairs the committee.