No, it wasn't a Tea Party rally and it wasn't advertised as so. It was advertised as recognizing the troops, not a religious revival meeting from a man who claimed to have a vision. There are elements of religious belief in some members of the Tea Party, but definitely not all. I only know what I saw. Admittedly it was hot and not a great day to listen to speeches, particuliarly rambling ones and that may have effected the reaction. But I heard most of the speech and I did not find it all that simulating.