From the FT on the US Republican candidate debate last night:
The debate on Monday evening, held in Tampa, Florida, was co-hosted by CNN and the Tea Party Express, an umbrella organisation for the rightwing movement, bringing it firmly into the political mainstream ahead of next year’s presidential election.
Tea Party Express co-chairman Amy Kremer told the audience ahead of the debate: “We are going to choose the next Republican nominee for president, not the Republican party.”
Ms Kremer said the Tea Party was looking for a “true constitutional conservative”.
I believe them.
I just hope there are enough sane Americans left to defeat them.