It would seem that the Tea Party has found their messiah in the form of a 26-year-old father of two.
David Lewis is expected to formally announce his plans to challenge Ohio Representative and Speaker of the House, John Boehner today.
The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that Lewis, a Batavia resident who has been a banker aside from his Tea Party Activist role, not only will announce his decision to run for the Eighth Congressional District, but, to make his point, he will announce this decision from what could become the scene of the crime - Representative Boehner's office in West Chester.
So who is this young upstart and why is he the "chosen one?"
Well in short, he is Pro-life zealot who seems to be the only one the Tea Party can scrape up who is willing to take on a Representative who won his last re-election with an 85 percent margin in a three-way race.
Also, he is a sometime-banker, who enjoys nothing more than a good Pro-life rally to the point of getting arrested at the offices of both Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) while protesting federal funding of Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.
On Lewis' website he describes himself as a devout Christian who, "believes that law and human rights come from the only solid foundation, God. The Word of God, including the Ten Commandments and the Sermon on the Mount, is the foundation that America and the Bill of Rights [rest] on." So much for separation of church and state...
He also has said that the reason he wants to take on the omnipotent Boehner is because "... I found out that his words were empty rhetoric," Lewis told the West Chester Fox affiliate. Specifically, Lewis cited his failure to defund both ObamaCare and Planned Parenthood, saying "it was completely in Speaker Boehner's power to" cut off funding for both.
In fact, Lewis says that Boehner could have singlehandedly changed the course of these fundings.
Not only will Lewis make his announcement today, plans are to put up a whole host of graphic pictures on his website about abortion. His reasoning for this is "There is a saying that people will not reject abortion until people see abortion," he told the Enquirer.
When asked by the Inquirer about his chances in a run against The House Speaker, Lewis remarked, "I'm not delusional. I don't know if I have a chance at beating the Speaker of the House. But what I can do is show the Ohio voters that Boehner has a box full of empty rhetoric. ... He's an establishment Republican. He doesn't believe in the Tea Party. He doesn't really believe in the pro-life issues."
So how much of a chance does a Christian Tea-Party Activist have in a race against one of the most powerful men in Washington today, and not to mention he really only bases his campaign on one platform - the right-to-life stance?
Maybe he is holding his heavier artillery back? So far he has not mentioned many more of his views on hot-button issues. Maybe he thinks that the other representatives in the House will handle those issues.