Bachmann’s Folly (Another One) – National Tea Party Convention Cancelled
The Freedom Jamboree which called itself the national Tea Party Convention that was suppossed to happen Sept. 28 to Oct. 2 in Kansas City, Kansas has been cancelled citing low registration.
The Jamboree which was suppossed to be headlined by Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) which was suppossed to draw thousands of Tea Party members had only raised about $10,000 and only 62 tea party groups had committed to attending, well under the 350 that was estimated would be needed to break even
The jamboree is the second national tea party event to be canceled because of low registration numbers. Last year, the Tennessee-based Tea Party Nation nixed plans to host a gathering in Las Vegas. At the time, the group blamed summer travel plans and the heat for driving attendees away.