Monday, June 27, 2011
U.S. Representative Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) is announcing her candidacy for the presidency today, and is already considered to be the frontrunner in the February 2012 Iowa caucuses, where she is a native daughter.
Leaving it to the wisdom of TigerHawk readers, how would you assess her chances at this point?
I'm not a fan of Bachmann, but I am a fan of Palin. Go figure. They're both Holy Rollers, but I see a difference.
Sarah walks the walk, but I haven't heard her talk the Holy Roller talk that much. e.g., I could see her accommodating gay rights to a point that might even include civil unions. I can't see her quoting Leviticus, nor otherwise gay bashing. I like her mostly because she's "outside the Beltway" and "outside the two parties". She's a true Tea Partier, with a Holy Roller cherry on top. She wants to be Positively Impactful more than just getting personal attention.
Abortion is an issue here, but it doesn't need to be. It might not cost Sarah that many votes at the margin in the swing states that really matter. She could lose New York by 20% and it won't matter, if she can win PA by 5%.
Michelle is a Tracy Flick opportunist, and a religious nut. She's not a true Tea Partier. Yes, she is a flake.
Michelle is the story of the day based on a single silly poll, because the national media needs to run a Republican clown story, and Sarah wisely left the stage for the moment. Sarah wasn't a choice in this poll -- she'll kill Michelle in Iowa in the end -- or throw support to someone else who will.
Feel free to disagree, of course.
Only a few weeks ago, the same fashionable Conservative trend pushers were hyping TRUMP.
It is nice to see someone who is actually Conservative being hyped today - or someone who isn't just pure Celebrity fan fare.
But Mrs. Bachmann lacks serious CEO experience. She clearly showed a little rush in her approach in the manner in which she jumped for the Republican House Leadership. It was a sign of ambition before legitimate opportunity.
Her running for the POTUS will be similar. She will not win the Nomination, and the overt hype will only hurt her. However, as many Candidates now use the Presidential Run today, she will prosper in so many other arenas, including Book, TV, etc. Opportunities will abound, for she does have substance, even if sometimes she reveals some vivid flaws.
All in all, a good addition to the Primary.
However, in regards to what the 'fashionable' in the Conservative Arena are not talking about. It is stunning to see Romney have a one point lead in the Iowa Polls. This is amazing, for he is not the fashion, and did not compete in Iowa. If Romney does well in Iowa, this is a sincere sign of his dominance.
Many fail to see why Democrats hate and fear Romney (even today a Democratic Partisan said to me, they hope Bachmann or Palin is the GOP Candidate because they see easy pickings) - he is a FREE MARKET Hero of sorts. Democrats want a Public Servant, someone from Government. Romney's entire claim to fame is his proven CEO capability in the Private Sector. He did a good job in MASS, prior to the Health Care attempt. But his main offering is the FREE MARKET success, which Democrats hate. He has this experience and an economic clout that might just seal his Nomination during this horrid economy. Americans will want some professional who can turn it around, not simply a Conservative Stereotype, or a lofty-dishonest-failure from the Democratic Party.