Glenn Reynolds from Instapundit has an article in today’s Wall Street Journal. In it he gives a first hand account of the behind the scene action that was going on at the Tea Party Convention in Nashville.
Reynolds makes some very good observations, like the general mood of the crowd:
Pundits claim the tea partiers are angry—and they are—but the most striking thing about the atmosphere in Nashville was how cheerful everyone seemed to be. I spoke with dozens of people, and the responses were surprisingly similar. Hardly any had ever been involved in politics before. Having gotten started, they were finding it to be not just worthwhile, but actually fun. Laughter rang out frequently, and when ne w-media mogul Andrew Breitbart held forth on a TV interview, a crowd gathered and broke into spontaneous applause.
Reynolds also mentions two of the black conservatives running in 2010, Les Phillips and Angela McGlowan. In addition, Reynolds tells us what actions Tea Partiers are taking across the nation.
I recommend Reynolds article as a must read.