Thursday, January 06, 2011

Michele Bachmann 2012? Yes, she can!

Run, Michele, run! Run like the wind!

As ABC News is reporting (and see also her local Star Tribune):

Forget the fervent chatter speculating that Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann is considering launching a campaign to challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar for the Minnesota U.S. Senate seat in the next national election cycle. Think bigger.

ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

A source close to the three-term congresswoman said Bachmann will travel to Iowa this month for multiple meetings to seek advice from political forces there and party elders close to the caucus process before coming to a final decision regarding a potential presidential run.

There's a lot of badness in the news -- those birds falling from the sky, the GOP taking over the House, the Canadian Juniors crapping out against Russia -- but this is awesome news.

I've written before that Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is the perfect Republican, given his corpulence (he's got the right Republican look), his racism, his fealty to corporate profiteering, his corporate lobbying, and his white Southern roots, but an argument can be made that Bachmann, more even than Palin, is similarly perfect, that is, that Barbour and Bachmann represent the two leading strains of today's Republicanism.

There's a lot they have in common, but Bachmann complements Barbour with her Tea Party bona fides, her ridiculous conspiracy theorizing, her self-focused faux feminism, and her general right-wing craziness. Forget Pawlenty, Romney, and Thune, these two are as Republican as it gets.

So how about Barbour-Bachmann 2012? Add crazy libertarian Rand Paul to that ticket and you've got it all covered.

Anyway, let's not get ahead of ourselves. For now, let's just encourage Bachmann to run. Not that she really needs any earthly encouragement. She has God behind her, remember?

Go for it, Michele! Your destiny awaits!

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  • Romney is supposed to have the best chance but it will be interesting to see the clowns who run and how they will look in a r4eal Presidential debate.

    By Blogger jmsjoin, at 2:26 PM  

  • Romney? I doubt he would make it through the primary, I think Huckabee is more likely among planet earth candidates.

    By Blogger surakmn, at 12:55 PM  

  • Pretty much anyone would be better than a third term of Jimmy Carter.

    By Blogger IGnatius T Foobar, at 2:17 PM  

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