Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I'm Announcing My Resignation From The Florida TEA Party Political Party

Yogi Berra is quoted as saying, "When you come to a fork in the road, take it." That describes perfectly why I will no longer be serving as Communications Director of the Florida TEA Party.

Over the last year the tea party movement has excited much political activity. In Orlando, the first tea party event was organized by Jason Hoyt in March 2009. Attending this small roadside rally portended much greater things to come.

It was followed by bigger grassroots 'uprisings' leading to Washington, D.C. Politics and more importantly politicians, were served notice that the people had awoken!

Recently I have been involved with helping to support a third party called the Florida TEA Party. They now have candidates that will appear on the Florida November ballot.

While I'm no stranger to controversy, aligning myself with FTP has resulted in much criticism and misunderstanding. As a result I've had to weigh the consequences of staying with this group.

My passion has always been to get people to look beyond slogans and party affiliations. I've endeavored on this blog and on Facebook to engage political exploration on a variety of topics.

For this open communication to continue, I'm sensing that I must excuse myself from direct participation in FTP. My hope is that I can now write and speak about topics that won't leave people wondering if I'm just 'fronting' for FTP.

I would also like to thank the many Facebook posters who have engaged in thoughtful discussions on this topic.

No doubt we have all faced our own forks in the road. The choices are out there, but only time will tell if you've chosen the right path. This choice was not easy; but for me I think it was the best one.

Sincerely,
Nick Egoroff

8 comments:

Peter Lee said...

Though I don't assume you have separated from an idealistic stance, I do solute your initial step of separation.

http://groups.google.com/group/fair-alliance/sub?s=iUlmOAgAAAAWueM8ksE12JXhTV7X6ZUh&hl=en said...

I hope now that you have disassociated yourself from an active part in the co-opting of the TEA Party name, you will reveal it for what it is. An attempt to speak for a movement that has no leader, no owner, no candidate. A movement of the people to find the best like minded candidate then go to work to assure that candadate's success. Thats what the TEA party movement is all about. NOT A POLITICAL PARTY!

Richard said...

It will be interesting to see if Nicks split from the Florida Tea Party is legitimate or just another ploy by Doug Guetzloe to pull the wool over the publics eyes. He and Doug have been thick as thieves in the past. The only way Nick could convince people of his good intentions is to out Graysons' connection to the Florida Tea Party and and Guetzloes own financial self interest in forming the party. Any support of that fake organization will be viewed as just another Grayson/Guetzloe dirty trick.

orlandoteaparty said...

I agree with Richard. I don't place very much weight in this "decision", unless it includes steps against it. It only proves to us that Nick can't take the heat and is getting out of the kitchen.

Jose said...

Nick moving on is his own decision, not what people may want to think. I for one am running as a NPA in Osceola County for Commission seat 4 and have taken much heat for my decision, but I don't believe in party politics. Remember the one that deals in party politics actually sells out the interest of all common man.

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Best of success to you, Nick.

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