- Oct 12, 2009
- Reaction score
- New Jersey
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Gateway PunditGateway Pundit said:The
Cocoa Party, One Nation, “F*ck Tea“Coffee Party members met this past weekend in Louisville to hold their first national convention.
350 people showed up.]
It was a bust.
The Courrier-Journal reported:
The Coffee Party USA — which was founded on Facebook and is holding its first national convention in Louisville this weekend — bills itself as a more thoughtful and reasoned alternative to the tea party.
Saturday night the organization held a panel discussion, part of its three-day “Restoring American Democracy” convention, that included bloggers, college professors and communications strategists talking about what they can do to make politics more inclusive. They also discussed how to draw more disenfranchised voters back into the democratic process.
The discussion before about 350 people at the Galt House touched on policy, politics and values and how to bridge the partisan divide.
At least they weren’t kicked out this time.
I checked the Galt House, just to make sure their largest meeting room wasn't 350 seats, and it turns out they have accommodations of 124,000 square feet for 10 - 3,000 attendees for meetings. So meeting space wasn't the problem ... and it seems as though the Coffee Party really is stale. The media is paying no attention to them, coffee shops are throwing them out, and they're just not getting traction.
There's not even much speculation on them as I think they've become irrelevant.