Liveblogging the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville

I arrived tonight at the National Tea Party Convention at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Several of us met for dinner at the Opryland Hotel tonight. After we ate Andrew Breitbart went and lectured a group of mainstream journalists who were sent here to cover the event this weekend.

There are reporters here covering this event from around the world. I ran into journalists from Canada’s Globe and Mail, Town Hall, Human Events and The Washington Post. The place is teeming with mainstream journalists.

One of the reporters actually recognized Joseph Basel who was in the news this week after his arrest in New Orleans.


Tea Party Nation is pleased to announce the First National Tea Party Convention. The convention is aimed at bringing the Tea Party Movement leaders together from around the nation for the purpose of networking and supporting the movement’s multiple organizations’ principal goals. This event is co-sponsored by other national groups that believe in a responsible and limited federal government that is responsive to all the people.  Our Sponsors include Tea Party Emporium, Judicial Watch, Eagle Forum, The Leadership Institute, Vision America, SurgeUSA, Smart Girl Politics and National Taxpayers Union.  Participants include: Tea Party Express, The Memphis Tea Party, National Precinct Alliance, Young Americans for Freedom, The Evergreen/Conifer Tea Party, North Carolina Freedom Tea Party, Joseph Farah, Angela McGlowan, Judge Roy Moore, Tom Fitton, Bruce Donnelly, Ana Puig, Steve Milloy, Mark Skoda, Keli Carender (aka Liberty Belle), Dr. B. Leland Baker, Walter Fitzgerald, Philip Glass, Dr. Rick Scarborough, David DeGerolamo and Lori Christenson.

Dr. Rick Scarborough offered a prayer tonight for the convention & our nation. Tom Tancredo spoke to the crowd earlier in the evening.

Tomorrow I will be covering the convention. If you hear anything on radio or TV and want me to check it out please feel free to email me or post a comment. I will be checking email frequently and will investigate tips but don’t be upset this weekend if I don’t write back.

Founding Bloggers sponsored my trip here this weekend.

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