Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Alternate Reality) is getting an object lesson in how fickle political success is. In less than two months, she went from winning the Iowa straw poll and being on the cover of Newsweek to looking like something that popped out of a Hello Kitty toaster.
At the GOP presidential debate Thursday, she had to beg for attention, reminding voters that they “don’t have to settle” for a less ideological pure candidate (alias Rick Perry). She’s currently fifth in the polls and worse still has been relegated by the punditocracy to the second-tier of candidates. The New York Times ridiculed her latest campaign video in a story about how her campaign is running out of money. Apparently, Michele is the candidate that hardcore conservatives were happy to date, but it’s Rick Perry they want to marry.
But before she goes all Pawlenty, let’s give Michele a big shout out. We love the struggling GOP presidential candidate because she recognized our worth right from the start. Bachmann holds the distinction of being the first presidential candidate ever to launch a meteoric career exclusively on our backs. True, there was Pat Robertson and Pat Buchanan, the twin sisters of the religious right, but even the Pats were more equal-opportunity haters. Robertson took on Planned Parenthood, the weather and every religion except his own; Buchanan went after blacks, immigrants, Jews and everyone who didn’t look like him.
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