Tea Party Express Tour Boosts Voter Enthusiasm

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When millions of Americans head to the polls on Tuesday, it is certain that many of them will be Tea Party supporters.

The impact of the Tea Party movement has been the big game changer of this election. Also, organizers have been working hard to carry that momentum all the way to Election Day.

The Tea Party Express Tour rolled into cities featuring all-American speeches, patriotic speeches and a word or two for incumbent Washington.

For the last two weeks, ordinary Americans left their day jobs to spread the party message from Reno, Nev., through America's heartland, all the way to the East Coast. The tour made 30 stops in 19 states, preaching against too much government intervention to a congregation of millions of Americans who claimed that for the first time during an election that they were involved in political process.

"Everybody was busy paying their bills and taking care of their families," said Ellen Prescott, a Tea Party member. "It just finally hit them what's going on and they're awake and they're taking care of business."

The Tea Party Express bus driver also got in on the act as he appeared on stage and collected donations.

"Americans basically don't like politics," said Sal Russo, founder of the Tea Party Express. "They kind of let the politicians do their thing and about every 20 years or so they say, 'OK enough is enough,' and they get involved.'"

Americans have heard so much about the enthusiasm gap during these midterm elections -- the fact that conservatives and Republicans are energized to vote. While that is true, these Tea Party Express bus rallies are specifically aimed at translating all of the excitement and enthusiasm into actual votes.

One of the participants who motivates the crowd on the tours is rapper David "Polatik" Saucedo.

Saucedo spent three years in jail, but then found Jesus Christ and his life has never been the same.

"God blessed me with a talent to rap and do hip hop music and see I don't call it 'Hip-Hop,' I call it, 'His-Hop,'" Saucedo said.

Christian author William Owens also proclaimed the good news at these rallies.

"This is not about America," Owens said. "It's about virtue. It's about morals. It's about a standard and if we do what is right before God, America will take of itself."

The Tea Party Express just wants voters to take care of business on Election Day.

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