After being pushed back a day by Hurricane Isaac, the Republican National Convention will kick into full gear today.
The Tea Party faction already has held a Unity Rally in advance of the convention at a Tampa church. The rally included speakers such as one-time presidential candidates Herman Cain and Michele Bachmann.
Dan Johnson of Kissimmee, who characterizes himself as a Christian and a conservative, said he's disappointed
The Tea Party is largely credited for returning the House of Representatives to Republican control two years ago.
Bachmann congratulated Tea Party supporters for influencing the Republican agenda.
"Now I'm here tonight to say thank you and take a bow, because if you've been watching the Republican Party platform this week, the Tea Party has been all over that platform," Bachmann said.
- Florida News Connection