This morning’s Bull Elephant has some rather disappointing results.  Not the fact that Riggleman won the Virginia Tea Party Patriots Federation poll — far from it.

Count the numbers.

Denver Riggleman 19
Ed Gillespie 13
Undecided 11
Corey Stewart 7
Frank Wagner 0

Precisely 50 people voted in the VTPPF straw poll. 

Fifty.

Prediction: the CRFV convention, the upcoming YRFV convention, and the VFRW conventions will have gobs more people.

…and if anyone was looking for more stark evidence that that Tea Party of 2009 that drew the liberty movement, disaffected fiscal and social conservatives, and civil libertarians of every stripe is still alive?

They have surely perished from lack of oats.