As the first National Tea Party Convention gets underway in Nashville featuring keynote speaker Sarah Palin, we discuss the movement and speak with some Bay Area attendees about why they got involved.

Tea Party Convention 5 February,2010forum

Heather Gaas, Tea Party organizer in Contra Costa County and organizer with the Bay Area Patriots
Gary Hahn, president of the North Bay Patriots, a Santa Rosa-based Tea Party group
Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor of The National Review and a columnist for Time

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