Despite their heft, however, the Coffee Party is still far from wielding the clout of the Tea Party, which can summon tens of thousands of followers as they did last month for its Taxpayer March on Washington.

But the Coffee Party leadership insists it is still a young movement, on the verge of going from virtual to real power through a grassroots campaign that recently took Park to Woodbridge, Virginia, outside Washington.

She met there with party followers in a brightly lit cafeteria.

The Tea Party “is a rebirth of the extreme right-wing, social conservative movement… A majority of their group are white Christian activists. Basically, they support people that have the wealth and the power,” said 65-year-old Gregg Reynolds.