This article uses “exploratory committee” again. Is this some hip, new terminology that I’m not aware of?
Anyway, it looks like Michele is throwing her pillbox into the ring. She can raise money like nobody’s business, so she has an edge there. I don’t know if she will be a serious contender. Conservative blog-friends like Questioning with Boldness say there are no clear frontrunners yet.
Even if she’s not a serious contender for the GOP nomination, she is the Tea Party Queen. She is absolutely adored by Conservatives. Will she (or another Tea Party candidate) run as a 3rd candidate? The GOP-Tea Party dynamic is fascinating to me. Now that they have name recognition and influence, will they become a viable 3rd party?
Michele Bachmann, as a candidate, is really disturbing to me. I really do believe the woman is bat-crap crazy based on the things she’s said in the past. We’re not talking a a couple misstatements here and there, but some real doozies. They are seemingly never-ending and said so fervently that it really makes you question her sanity:
“And what a bizarre time we’re in, when a judge will say to little children that you can’t say the pledge of allegiance, but you must learn that homosexuality is normal and you should try it.”
“I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out under another, then under another Democrat president, Jimmy Carter. I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.” -Rep. Michele Bachmann, on the 1976 Swine Flu outbreak that happened when Gerald Ford, a Republican, was president.
“They’re focused on becoming big business,” Bachmann said on the House floor last week. “Sarah Stoesz, who heads the Planned Parenthood operation in my state of Minnesota, said she recently opened three express centers in wealthy Minnesota suburbs and shopping centers and malls and places where women are doing their grocery shopping, picking up Starbucks, living their daily lives and stopping off for an abortion.”
And it’s not just me and other liberals who think she is crazy. Even some of her colleagues think so.
A conservative Republican House member, speaking on the condition of anonymity, suggested that Bachmann’s views — and her willingness to state them — make it hard for her to keep staff.
‘When your captain’s crazy, it’s time to find a new ship,” the lawmaker said.
And yet she’s wildly popular. Would she run on a 3rd party ticket if she felt she had the support? The chick scares me.