Tea Party, working for a Republican revolution

SUGGESTED SCRIPT:Who is the face of the Tea Party today? Anti-government activists who dress in colonial garb? Social conservatives running for the White House? Movement intellectuals? Leaders of grassroots campaigns? The answer: all of them. The Tea Party is hard to define because it doesn't want to be. It's anti-big-government, anti-liberal, anti-Barack Obama.  But after that, the lines blur -- like among people at this rally near the Republican convention: VOX POP 1 Steven Kayser (man), co-founder, Czar Cards(English, 3 sec): "I like smaller government, less taxes."VOX POP 2 Margaret Smart (woman), retiree from Tampa (English, 4 sec): "We don't need to rewrite the constitution; we just need to live up to it."VOX POP 3 William Temple (man), dressing as Button Gwinette, the first signer of the Declaration of Independence (English, 3 sec):"Most of us are Christian fundamentalists."VOX POP 4 Becky Ferguson (woman), Tea Party activist from Knoxville, Tennessee (English, 3 sec):"The Tea Party is something that is something within you." Inside this church, God is omnipresent as a theme, alongside calls for a ––balanced budget. Present, too, are presidential candidates the Tea Party backed this year -- pro-life Michele Bachmann, and flat-tax advocate Herman Cain. Colorful grassroots rallies like this are rarer now than two years ago -- leading some to say it's moved from the fringe to the Republican mainstream.But its leaders have trouble letting go of their rebel style. The chief strategist of theteaparty.net is 30-year-old Dustin Stockton. UPSOUND Dustin Stockton (looking at Ann Romney on television): "She looks good!" He says the revolution is still under way -- and will take down any Republicans who try to stop it. SOUNDBITE 5 Dustin Stockton (man), chief strategist, theteaparty.net (English, sec): "In just two years, we've taken ideas, and principles, and turned it into a solid political movement where now, in 2010 we have five solid senators in the Senate, and 30 solid House candidates, and we're looking to double both of those this election cycle…" Tea Party stars this year include Senate candidate from Texas Ted Cruz -- and, still, the freshman senator Marco Rubio, of Florida -- both given top speaking spots at the Republican National Convention. But as a Tea Party founder, Matt Kibbe, says, it will take more than GOP flattery to get the movement to obey: SOUNDBITE 6 Matt Kibbe (man), president and CEO, FreedomWorks (English, 18 sec):"Let's just say, the establishment is trying to coopt us, and we are trying to take over the system [, and that beautiful clash you're seeing in these rules fights and everything else -- that's what's going on right now….] To the extent that they want to continue to control the party from the top down, they're working against a global historical trend. You cannot put the genie back in the bottle…" If Mitt Romney wins, the Tea Party will have a friend in the White House — Tea Party favorite Paul Ryan -- making it one of the most successful, if unruly, radical groups in American politics today. SHOTLIST:TAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 26, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- Montage- line at Unity Rally held in Tampa- Women buyihg Czar Cards- VOXES- VAR of inside the River Ministries Church where Unity Rally is held- Michele Bachmann and crowd- Herman Cain on stage- Sign saying "Capitalism not Socialism"- Tea Party fansCLEARWATER, FLORIDA, AUGUST 28, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- VAR of Shipwreck bar in Clearwater near house where theteaparty.net activists and staff were staying- VAR of Dustin Stockton and other Tea Party staff doing Jaergermeister shots, drinking and smoking- SOUNDBITE 5TAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 28, 2012, SOURCE: POOL- VAR of Ted Cruz coming on stage at Republican National Convention to applauseTAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 27, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- One shot of RNC sign on stageMIAMI, FLORIDA, JANUARY 29, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- VAR Marco RubioTAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 29, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- VAR of Matt Kibbe at press center of Republican National Convention- SOUNDBITE 6TAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 26, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- Woman poses with men dressed in colonial re-enactment outfits- VAR of woman wearing Paul Ryan pin singing to Christian rock songEXTRA RUSHES:02 min 18 sec of footage showing:TAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 26, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- VAR from Unity Rally organized by theteaparty.net and other groups including Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain on stage- Audience including anti-Obama T-shirt, pro-life sticker- VAR of Tea Party activists outside rally including William Temple in re-enactment garb with teapot- Woman in cowboy hat watching screen - CU shirt with Republican designCLEARWATER, FLORIDA, AUGUST 28, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- VAR of the Shipwreck Bar with staff of theteaparty.net including Dustin Stockton- Stockton smoking- People in bar- Rows of liquor bottlesTAMPA, FLORIDA, AUGUST 29, 2012, SOURCE: AFPTV- VAR cutaway of Matt Kibbe at press briefing during Republican National Convention