What state are you in?<quoted text>Tina Fey said she thought it was a good thing that her portrait of Palin could have changed the outcome of a political race when interviewed by Diane Sawyer.
Anyways, I do not know if Farrakhan is in the tea party, but a lot of libs are. I know specific people who are registered republicans that vote democrat in the main elections. They tried to get me to join them, to help them vote the craziest tea party nutter they could find in order to ensure a republican defeat. That's why they want open primaries so badly, so instead of their guy not being the best, they can switch to get the worst other guy. You can watch they go to one set of rallies in the primaries and another party's rallies after the primaries.
So Farrakhan very well could be part of the tea party.
IP says MI, there are open primaries, lib voters for Santorum (decent guy, but hated by the center) pushed him over the edge in the primary there.
Ohio primaries are open, but officially if you are not really intending to support the party in November, it's illegal, but unenforceable. That's how Hillary won the 2008 primaries here, the right switched over.
I've actually never voted in a primary, never seems to be much of consequence on the ballot.
Primaries should be replaced with conventions, and one should have to pay to get in, like it is in Europe/Canada.