The Tea Party is looking for people to run against Ron Paul in the Republican primary. And the reason they are doing this is that “he’s unwilling to work with others, and people are unwilling to work with him, and so we have no voice in Congress.” according to Tim Graney.
I think skepticism of leaders is a good thing, but Paul is such an icon that he may be worth keeping around for the sake of what he represents to the movement.
Incidentally, the Fox news article calls Paul “the model of the grassroots-backed conservative.”
(With apologies to Gilbert and Sullivan):
“I am the very model of grassroots-backed Conservative,
I’m endeavoring to act as Liberty’s preservative.
I am very,very big on individual autonomy,
I quote Objectivists and Austrians discussing the economy.”