Tonight on “Ask a tea partier,” Current TV’s John Fugelsang presides as Democrat Rick Ungar, a Forbes.com contributor, and Republican Jim Mendrinos, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Comedy Writing,” ask Scottie Nell Hughes, the news director of the Tea Party News Network, to weigh in on 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Gov. Rick Scott, R-Fla., and Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.
“The reason why we lost in this last election is because they gave us a moderate,” Hughes says. “Somewhere the establishment — sorry, Rockefeller Republicans — kept telling us that the moderates are the ones that win. They don’t.”
Hughes offers her opinion as to how Mitt Romney secured the 2012 nomination: “He definitely bought it by slandering all of the true conservatives that were in there.”