The Daily Caller reports,
If Mitt Romney becomes president, don’t expect the tea party movement to just fade away without Barack Obama in the White House.
“I think that our role becomes even more important and more difficult at that point,” Tea Party Patriots national coordinator Jenny Beth Martin told The Daily Caller in a Thursday afternoon interview at a Washington, D.C. coffee shop.
Martin said the conservative grassroots will embrace the role of making sure Romney sticks to the fiscal principles he’s campaigned on: cutting government and reducing spending. . . .
Asked to describe the frequency with which the Romney campaign and Tea Party Patriots interact, Martin said it was not very often.
“We had Romney on a couple tele-town halls, back when we did those as the primary season was in full swing,” she said. “Other than that, we haven’t had any contact with him at all.” . . .
Jenny Beth Martin is confident of one thing, however. ”Whether they get to know us or not, they’ll know who we are when they’re elected and they don’t cut the spending,” she said.