Chuck Baldwin, the Constitution Party nominee for Vice President in 2004 and for President in 2008, wrote an article for the website NewsWithViews.com, in which he laments what he perceives as the abandonment of Ron Paul by the Tea Partiers, and advises to be wary of Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, whom he describes as “establishment players” (talk about the height of absurdity!), but in this particular paragraph, he wrote:
One thing I can say about the Tea Parties of today: Chuck Baldwin is flat wrong. What constituted the Ron Paul Revolution has never motivated a significant number of people (compared to the Tea Parties or the 9/12 Project), and the Ron Paul Revolution never morphed into the Tea Party movement; it never served as the nucleus. What the Ron Paul Revolution did was morph into the Campaign for Liberty, which has been a player in the Tea Party movement, but only a minor player.
The Tea Parties began spontaneously a year ago, in Seattle, Denver, Mesa,Arizona and Overland Park,Kansas, and it was the stimulus bill President Obama was shoving down our throats a year ago that served as the motivation for the first Tea Parties.
A final note: because the Tea Parties began spontaneously, there never has been a sole leader of the movement itself and there never will be. Daria DiGiovanni, who addressed the absurd claims of the Paulians in regards to the Tea Parties in an article she wrote for the website Parcbench, says it best:
When did a movement started by fed-up, everyday Americans become the domain of any politician, let alone Ron Paul?And indeed, the Tea Parties, as well as the 9/12 Project, will never be the domain of any one individual; not Sarah Palin, not Glenn Beck, not Chuck Baldwin and especially not Ron Paul.