The 13-year-old lion was not only a tourist favorite, but also, a research animal. The beloved lion was being studied by the Oxford University Conservation Unit.
Mark Meckler, co-founder of one of the largest Tea Party groups, Tea Party Patriots, recently told the Los Angeles Times that if Mitt Romney were to become the GOP nominee, “it would cause a drop-off of enthusiasm.”
So how likely are Tea Party activists to turn to a third party candidate in the general election? And what does the Tea Party want to hear in Tuesday night’s debate?