The folks at Patchwork Nation count Tea Party meetups around the nation and find, you know, not so many. Dante Chinni, co-author of Our Patchwork Nation: The Surprising Truth About the “Real” America, has a theory:
In short, the numbers may not be showing a gathering Tea Party wave – as one might expect as November approaches – but rather a steady stream of anger, and one emanating most forcefully from districts where voters are experiencing the worst of the housing crisis.In which case, it’s the economy.
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