Allen B. West

O’Reilly asks: would I lead the Tea Party?

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Last night I was invited to speak on “The Factor” with Bill O’Reilly. We talked about some poll results that showed Americans aren’t happy with the Tea Party. I think the problem is they simply don’t understand what the Tea Party stands for. Part of the problem is how this grass roots movement is structured. I told him:

It comes back to leadership, Bill. That’s the very simple thing. The Tea Party believes in this decentralization but that can lead to fragmentation. They need a strategic marketing and communications plan. Most importantly, these people should sit down at a table and come up with a platform. a platform that talks about what they are for, not so much what they are against.

Then he asked me if I would be willing to lead the Tea Party. You can see the whole conversation here and how I answered…

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