Same old good ole boys
If anyone needs any more proof that the Tea Party is nothing but the same old conservative movement types, check this out:
Rick Perry’s candidacy has attracted strong initial support from Republicans who identify themselves as supporters of the Tea Party movement. Perry leads by 21 percentage points over the closest contenders among this group, Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann. Among Republicans who say they do not support the Tea Party movement, Romney and Perry are essentially tied.
He's a pro-war, gun nut, social conservative southern Governor, who believes in small government for regular people and big government for the security state. What else is new?