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MI Tea Party Leader Says Romney Isn't Generating Much Energy


One of the leaders of the Michigan Tea Party Movement reports that Mitt Romney has not generated much energy among conservatives who favored other candidates for the GOP nomination.

Mitt Romney was not the first choice of Michigan Tea Party goers. Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachman and former Pennsylvania U.S Senator Rick Santorum did more to get those conservative juices going--Mitt Romney, not so much. Which is why one West Michigan Tea Party leader contends Romney will not do much to change Washington.

"Romney is ah, he was governor of Massachusetts and had his own form of Obama care and there was a feeling that if elected, and if he got there, he would not do much in Washington to bring about much change," said Gene Clem.

However Clem adds adding Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan to the ticket has ginned up the enthusiasm that was not there for Romney alone.

In an unusual twist, Clem reports he will vote no on the ballot proposal mandating a two thirds vote to raise future taxes. It's assumed that many anti-tax conservatives will support the amendment but Clem believes the opponents of Proposal 3 have it right when they argue.

"It creates a super minority that has control of the legislature. I don't like that and it should not go into the constitution," says Clem.

The liberals trying to kill the amendment have found an unexpected conservative bed partner on this one.

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