Michele Bachmann seems ready to vie for the Republican party’s Presidential nomination.
It’s clear she’s getting ready to run; she’s conducting almost daily radio and television interviews. She just visited Iowa, where she shouted “I’m in!” at several stops. She also declared herself “an Iowan” at every stop, despite currently representing Minnesota in the House of Representatives.
Ms. Bachmann, a founder of the Tea Party nonsense, might face opposition from the Republican party. She annoyed House Republican leaders this year when she offered a Tea Party response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. She also sought a leadership position in the House, but the GOP rebuffed her. Further, the chair of the Minnesota Republican party resigned soon after taking the position, saying that Bachmann is “not an electable candidate.”
Analysts say Bachmann would appeal to the same sort of people who went for Sarah Palin: wingnuts who like prettyish, slightly scary-looking brunettes, apparently.
- You: A Tea Party Star Stirs Iowans, and She Isn’t Palin (nytimes.com)
- Michele Bachmann: The Minnesota Clipper (time.com)
- Bachmann vs. Palin: Who’s the Better 2012 Candidate? (kaystreet.wordpress.com)