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But -- Tea Party.
Send a president to the White House in 2012.
-- Kramer of the Tea Party express is joining us to weigh in on the future of the party and its relevance in 2012.
Welcome great to have you here thanks for having me.
Let's talk about presidential politics right now you know there's a lot of people out there -- that are hoping that they may be.
Winning the GOP nomination to run against President Obama.
If that person happens to be Mitt Romney is that a candidate that the Tea Party express can back -- I think that whoever is a Republican nominee they're gonna have to have the support of the Tea Party movement entire Tea Party movement and we're looking for somebody that has great ideas.
In you know can take initiatives and be a leader.
To get this country back on track you know financially anywhere in dire straits and we just can't continue down that -- you would support -- Romney campaigning on that to be very prominent is the nominee.
I believe it you know we -- to -- Barack Obama so if from the with Romney is the nominee we would support him.
Let me -- -- we have worked a sponsor in -- presidential debate later this year so.
Were completely neutral were unbiased in -- sense we just wanna see the cream rise to the top and -- that candidates going to be.
There are those who suggested that from members -- Tea Party are not.
Satisfied with what's going on out there right now and if the nominee doesn't.
Sit them that they may go out campaigned for a third party is that something that's not happening I don't think it's gonna happen in the we have two very viable parties that we need to work from within.
You know within those two parties there's no way that we're gonna you know support a third party candidate it would split the vote and it would guarantee re election for Barack Obama.
And we need to crush Obama we have to get him out of the White House so we're gonna focus on the senate in the White House and I believe that this Tea Party movement.
Can have a massive impact just like we did and 2010.
Well you know after that last election it uses the influence was quite profound -- charge of the candidates who -- we're backed by Tea Party actually.
Got into office there are those are suggesting now that some of that influence has waned and -- -- Tea Party itself cannot determine.
The outcome of who's going to be the GOP's nominee in 2012 Heidi I completely disagree with that I mean we are still having an impact here in Washington.
I really believe that if it were not for this Tea Party movement.
They would a party raise the debt ceiling in -- the spending would continue to be out of control.
We have -- -- -- and that's why you're even seeing Democrats.
I mean look at the debt ceiling vote that they had this week in the house that the Democrat party was completely split if it weren't for this movement I don't think he would even seen that so.
I absolutely believe that were having an impact here in Washington and we're gonna continue to have that impact we are here to hold them accountable.
Hold their feet to the fire we want them to rein in the spending and we're not gonna back down but there is some division within the Tea Party ranks over the current budget proposal -- being offered up by.
Content Ryan about the issues of Medicare and that there are those who are saying perhaps they can't support what's out there at this moment and that's splitting up.
The -- party members in terms of what they went back and how they -- about doing I wouldn't say that it's splitting up the Tea Party didn't.
The problem is Washington the Republican Party specifically has an issue with the messaging a Medicare.
Medicare and the Democrats are winning this messaging war right now and we have to get out front the bottom line is that Medicare as we know changed with the passage about obamacare.
They are taking 575.
Billion dollars from Medicare.
We allocating it to Medicaid to grow that welfare class and you have on average 101000 baby boomers a day -- -- Medicare.
The numbers don't add up there it the board of trustees for Medicare have said if we don't do something about Medicare.
And do some reforms and twenties when he -- going to be bankrupt so the radical thing to do would to be do nothing.
Which he continued to kick the kick can down the road and the Democrats have no plant the Republicans or at least putting something out there and we have to start somewhere but they need to get out front on this messaging.
All right so -- very clear that the tea party's influence is stronger than ever are right thank you so much for joining --
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