Down to the midterm wire, we go right to the heart of the right-left debate over the American future. Tea Party vs. Left.
When Barack Obama was elected, there was no such thing as the Tea Party. Now, just two years later, the Tea Party movement is a high-profile factor in American politics.
Its favored candidates walloped mainstream Republicans in the primaries. Next Tuesday, they’re on many ballots, against Democrats. For the country, for voters, it’s a fork in the road — a big decision.
So we’re asking once more: What, exactly, does the Tea Party stand for? Who’s driving it? And how do the Democrats respond?
This program aired on October 27, 2010.