Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on Friday compared the tea party movement to the horror science-fiction film classic, “The Blob.”
“When you look at the tea party, it’s much like Steve McQueen’s movie, ‘The Blob.’ They’re kind of different from each state to each state. There really is no centralized organization or structure to it, so each organization in its respective state or even North Florida down to South Florida can differ,” he said on CNN.
West, a tea party favorite, drew the comparison when asked why the tea party movement seems to have failed to coalesce around one GOP presidential candidate in the current election cycle.
Because of the movement’s lack of a national structure, he said the presidential hopefuls must “appeal to all of those different facets” in order to be successful.