Friday, January 14, 2011

If possible, Rep. Michele Bachmann Gets Stranger by the Minute

Contributed by Danny S., 1/2011

Suggesting she may run for President in 2012, Michele Bachmann has kicked off some extraordinary speculation regarding her perennial political ambitions.  A few serious contenders may exist for the 2012 Presidential Race on the Republican side: Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana and Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to China, for instance.  Michele Bachmann cannot be considered one of them.  Bachmann has been dropping hints that she may consider a run for the highest office in the land.  According to the, Bachmann has been implying that she is considering a run.  Indeed Bachmann will have a busy travel schedule this winter, visiting Iowa, which, coincidentally, holds the nation’s ever-so-important, and first-in-the nation, Presidential caucuses every four years.

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Why Does Bachmann Have No Chance?
Bachmann seriously has no chance of success in this current endeavor of hers. First, consider that Bachmann suffers from the allegorical foot-in-mouth disease, as can be witnessed by viewing her serial gaffes on YouTube or reading about these mistakes on  Perhaps her most noteworthy political miscue happened when she gave an appearance on “Hardball with Chris Matthews” a few years ago.  In that interview on Hardball, Bachmann speculated—without proof—that President Obama may hold so-called “anti-American views.”

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What does it even mean to say that an American politician holds anti-American views?  Do we think that British or German politicians have anti-British or anti-German views that need to be examined?

Secondly, Bachmann is not a Senator or Governor, and she truly has little experience that counts as preparation for leading a nation as large and diverse as ours.  Indeed, consider the background and resume of Mr. Huntsman.  It can be located on the following U.S. Department of State web page:

According to the Huffington Post, Huntsman may run.

If he does, he will almost assuredly beat Michele Bachmann and her ilk in the Republican primary (if Republican voters have any sense at all).

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