There’s no doubt that the tea party movement is having political impact. But activists at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville have very different ideas about how to proceed, and there's internal struggle.
Tea Party Nation announced at its first convention Friday that it’s forming a political action committee to help fund, train, and guide upstart campaigns across the country. It won’t be the first, or likely the last.
With two major speakers throwing in the towel, the first-ever Tea Party convention is giving Americans a glimpse at internecine fighting over the direction of the libertarian movement. But for now, the show goes on in Nashville.