I've noticed that this notion that 'the people' must have a leader permeating talk radio; Pat filling in for Glenn Beck asked "who was going to be THE ONE" in the same tone Obamaniacs chant for their Dear Leader. This is problematic for me on a couple of levels.
1. This infers that power does not rest with 'the people', but rather with someone who can lead the people. This has very Charismatic overtones and subjects any movement to the foibles of humanity - a misstep by one individual can destroy an organization.
2. By this logic, if the movement can't be effective until a leader is selected, then others will not join or participate because who wants to join an ineffective group? Rather than pursuing effective techniques (phone calls, emails, rallies) both singularly and in groups, the cry now is often 'is he the one?, is she the one?" followed by 'I can't identify anyone that fits the bill".
Piles of sand grow tall yet no one tells them how tall they should be...Water organizes into ice under the right circumstances without a leader...The American economy exists without a leader; it is when people attempt to lead the economy that failure is injected.
I say for now, let's leave this experiment be. The Tea Party Movement has and will be approached by any number of candidates vying for our support; let's cull and support them, let's choose them and carry them lest they forget, as most of Washington has already, THAT WE DON'T NEED THEM, THEY NEED US!!!