Bachmann: Wackiness will out itself in time

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Michele Bachmann, in a dead heat with Mitt Romney in Iowa in the latest Des Moines Register poll, got some more good news from Gallup today.

Under the headline “Bachmann in Strong Position as She Enters 2012 Race,” Gallup reports that the Minnesota congresswoman “enters the race with 69% name recognition among Republicans and ties for the highest Positive Intensity Score of any GOP candidate Gallup tracks.”

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(Gallup defines “positive intensity” as the percentage of those who strongly favor the candidate minus the percentage that strongly opposes him or her.)

Note that Newt Gingrich, one of the best known of the GOP candidates, has a positive intensity rating of 2 among his fellow Republicans. And Tim Pawlenty is turning out to be the kind of man who can’t excite anyone but his dog back home, if he has one. With a PIR of 8, he trails even Rick Santorum. (In GOP presidential politics, Santorum serves as the equivalent of baseball’s Mario Mendoza.)

Pawlenty is counting on performing well in Iowa, but after weeks of working the state, he’s still at just 6 percent in the Register poll. It ain’t happening for TPaw.

According to a Register analysis of its poll:

Bachmann, 55, rates the strongest with very conservative caucusgoers, along with those who are well-educated and ages 45 to 64.

More respondents pick her as their second choice, 18 percent, than name Romney, 10 percent.

“Michele Bachmann has always looked like a fit for Iowa on paper, and the debate likely helped solidify her standing,” pollster J. Ann Selzer said. “This poll confirms she has potential to do very well here.”

Me, I’m not buying it. I’ll admit to being surprised by the degree of discipline that Bachmann has demonstrated to date, but it won’t last. In the harsh glare of the national spotlight, wackiness will out itself in time.

As Ron Carey, a former chief of staff for Bachmann and now a Pawlenty backer, writes in the Register:

“The Bachmann campaign and congressional offices I inherited were wildly out of control. Stacks upon stacks of unopened contributions filled the campaign office while thousands of communications from citizens waited for an answer. If she is unable, or unwilling, to handle the basic duties of a campaign or congressional office, how could she possibly manage the magnitude of the presidency?”

For the time being, people are enamored of Bachmann because she is saying things they like to hear (the same trend drove the early support for Herman Cain.) But like Cain, she is not someone to be taken seriously as a potential occupant of the White House.


– Jay Bookman

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Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:17 pm

If Nancy Pelosi can be the House Speaker and be second in line to take over the presidency, Michelle Bachmann is more than just qualified.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:25 pm

Recon: Michele Bachmann believes she is on a holy mission from God. She is crazy. Nancy Pelosi is NOT.

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:27 pm

“and be second in line to take over the presidency”

Del is having an Alexander Haig moment.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:28 pm

Adam, you mean you’ve never noticed that wild eyed look on Pelosi’s face. Why, she’s nuttier than a fruit cake. Remember “we have to pass the law to find out what’s in it.”

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:29 pm

No, Adam, they are BOTH crazy.

It’s just that Bachmann is bat-sh*t crazy.

Jay, I believe that she’s been extremely well-coached thus far, and more importantly, has the ability to be coachable.

But it doesn’t make her any less crazy.

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:32 pm

“But like Cain, she is not someone to be taken seriously as a potential occupant of the White House.”

Says the opinion columnist who misses the point that Mr. Cain consistently polls #3 on average.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:32 pm

In the harsh glare of the national spotlight, wackiness will out itself in time.

Oh yes, it will be outed. But it works for her. Detractors get lambasted and she gets the sympathy vote as a result. Poor, poor Bachmann being picked on by all those elites!

But like Cain, she is not someone to be taken seriously as a potential occupant of the White House.

Disagree here. I think she is just crazy enough to get the nomination in the primaries in enough places to make her a serious contender. After that, all it takes is a Karl Rove-like set of maneuvers to dupe the American public into believing that The Chosen One has finally arrived, and that anything people might say about her like she’s not a serious candidate, or that she is crazy, is really just the elites or the liberals or some enemy out to stop God’s mission. Sadly, this still speaks well to too much of the American public.

thomas

June 28th, 2011
3:33 pm

Jay,

why do you feel it will not last?

What specific reasons? Other than you disagree with her?

stands for decibels

June 28th, 2011
3:33 pm

She is not someone to be taken seriously as a potential occupant of the White House.

Agreed, but I won’t be surprised if she mounts a successful enough campaign to wind up being Mitt’s bit of street cred, at the bottom of his ticket.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:34 pm

Recon: Remember “we have to pass the law to find out what’s in it.”

Debunked. And it’s not the crazy “look” I’m worried about, but actual crazy. I do not believe Pelosi is crazy and happen to agree with much of what she works toward and has worked toward in the House.

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:34 pm

Adam, House members typically fade after the first few primary states.

She will, too.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:35 pm

Y’all heard it here first and I’m predicting a Romney, Bachmann ticket that will win by a land slide.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:35 pm

thomas: Other than you disagree with her?

There’s that tired “liberals think anyone who disagrees with them is _____” nonsense again…

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:36 pm

Dave R @ 3:34: No argument there…

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:36 pm

“Remember “we have to pass the law to find out what’s in it.””

No, because Pelosi never said that. Strike two.

Left wing management

June 28th, 2011
3:37 pm

One word: flake-gate.

Mighty Righty

June 28th, 2011
3:38 pm

It is easy to tell who the looney left fears. They immediately use personal attacks. Anyone who calls her crazy is in need of ego stimulation. You folks are a bunch of losers. The moocher class just hates someone smarter than they.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:38 pm

Bosch: In all fairness, how is that strike two?

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:39 pm

Adam,

See Del’s “second in line” goof.

AmVet

June 28th, 2011
3:39 pm

Jay, that reference to the Mendoza Line is certainly an important public service. NO respectable baseball fan should be ignorant of the meaning of that phrase.

Politifact checked out 26 of Ms. Bachmann’s statements and found 18 to be false and another 6 to be only partially true.

Not sure if this is one of them, but read this for some Grade A Bachmann bullsh*t…

“If you threw a barbecue yesterday for the Memorial weekend, it was 29 percent more expensive than last year because Barack Obama’s policies have led to groceries going up 29 percent,” she said.”

The REAL number?

Read the article to find out and why the woman was SO far off…

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2011/jun/27/michele-bachmann/michele-bachmann-says-food-prices-barbecues-29-per/

The woman has a huge veracity problem…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMXGSP_nPyY

Jay

June 28th, 2011
3:39 pm

“It is easy to tell who the looney left fears. They immediately use personal attacks.”

U gotta love it.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:40 pm

Mighty Righty: It is easy to tell who the looney left fears.

ANOTHER tired argument. Wow guys keep em comin….

Sadly, I DO fear Bachmann as an elected official. Because she is a loony God fearing zealot who wants to impose her religion on the populace, and seems to get voted in many many times because of how well she plays the game. She is a force to be reckoned with.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:40 pm

“No, because Pelosi never said that. Strike two.”

Bosch don’t allow your emotions to control you. Go play with your puppies.

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:40 pm

““Remember “we have to pass the law to find out what’s in it.””

No, because Pelosi never said that. Strike two.”

How can you say that when there is video of her saying that, Bosch?

Granny Godzilla

June 28th, 2011
3:40 pm

I loved John Wayne Gacy in McClintock and In Harms Way.

Oh and I see some of Herman Cain’s staff have resigned.

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:40 pm

Jay,

Yeah, it’s the cons obsession with “fear.”

Bachmann Who?

June 28th, 2011
3:41 pm

Controversial Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said this weekend that she wants residents of her state “armed and dangerous” over President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce global warming “because we need to fight back.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/23/michele-bachmann-i-want-p_n_178156.html

Everytime she opens her mouth, I close my eyes!!!! A disaster and a joke. She and Palin can be defined as “Extremist”.

Jay

June 28th, 2011
3:41 pm

You know what being No. 3 gets you, Dave R?

thomas

June 28th, 2011
3:41 pm

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:35 pm

No, he didn’t give any specifics as to what or why?

Was simply eliminating an option.

But we see that you seem to have telepathic abilities to see what it is I am thinking and even better, what it is I truely mean when i ask something?

The more you post the more i’m wondering if you are for real, or just trying to get reactions?

Mighty Righty

June 28th, 2011
3:41 pm

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:36 pm

Nancy Pelosi on Health Care: “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:42 pm

“Oh and I see some of Herman Cain’s staff have resigned.”

And have already been replaced.

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:42 pm

Dave R.,

That video that people posted at the time that shows her saying nothing of the sort? That video that we’ve gone over and over here? That one?

Granny Godzilla

June 28th, 2011
3:43 pm

Dave R

Again somebody has to explain to you….

the bill was going to the senate

the senate can change the bill

when asked what we would be seeing from the senate she said

it would have to pass for us to know.

NOW what that means is she didn’t know what the senate would do the bill the house sent to her.

Home Run in kitten heels!

AmVet

June 28th, 2011
3:43 pm

“They immediately use personal attacks.

The moocher class just hates someone smarter than they.”

To JB’s point, you can’t make up stuff this good. (or at least I can’t!)

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

“You know what being No. 3 gets you, Dave R?”

Ahead of No.’s 4-5-6-7 and 8?

And much closer to being No. 1 or 2.

Any more questions, Jay?

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

MR,

And is that what Del posted? No.

RedEye

June 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

Bachmann Who?,

HuffingtonPost, seriously? That’s like getting your news from Jay

thomas

June 28th, 2011
3:44 pm

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:36 pm

wasn’t it…

?we have to pass the law so YOU can see whats in it”?

After an entire campaign season talking about transparncy too. Thats a trustworthy lady there i tell ya!

Peadawg

June 28th, 2011
3:45 pm

“Me, I’m not buying it. I’ll admit to being surprised by the degree of discipline that Bachmann has demonstrated to date, but it won’t last. In the harsh glare of the national spotlight, wackiness will out itself in time.”

Well, good afternoon, Seabiscuit! Ridgewood Ranch is looking for you.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:45 pm

You know what being No. 3 gets you, Dave R?

The bronze?

getalife

June 28th, 2011
3:45 pm

Michelle Bachmann?

Seriously.

Talk about dumbed down.

More gaffes than palin.

cons are hilarious :)

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:45 pm

Bosch, may need a civics class.

Jay

June 28th, 2011
3:46 pm

It gets you nada, Dave R.

Cain has already peaked.

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:46 pm

thomas,

Is that what Del posted? No. And Del, I know enough about civics that the VP is second in line to take over the Presidency, not the SofH.

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:47 pm

Sorry, Granny, but here’s the EXACT quote:

“Pelosi: “We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”.

We denotes House, NOT Senate.

Nice try, though.

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:47 pm

and thomas, see Mrs. G’s post. I really can’t believe the cons still bring that up. how embarrassing for you guys if that’s what you cling to.

AmVet

June 28th, 2011
3:47 pm

I know this is tough love for you Minneloon lovers, but you’ll be better people for it.

At one point in the interview, Bachmann criticized President Obama’s energy policy, or what she called the lack thereof.

“It’s ironic and sad that the president released all of the oil from the Strategic Oil Reserve because the president doesn’t have an energy policy,” she said.

Actually, the government only released 30 million barrels out of a total of 727 million barrels, or about 4 percent. So we rated that False.

Schieffer also asked her about a previous misstatement on oil, that the Obama administration has only issued one new drilling permit in all the time Obama has been in office. We rated that Pants on Fire, the actual number is well over 200.

Peadawg

June 28th, 2011
3:48 pm

“More gaffes than palin.” – But not as many as your precious Obama. :)

Does he still see those fallen heroes in the audience?

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:48 pm

Dave R.,

Shame on you — I expect more from you, you are usually good at context and stuff.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:48 pm

Bosch, no the VP is next in line. The Speaker is second.

thomas

June 28th, 2011
3:50 pm

Can’t seem to find the poll numbers anywhere.

Maybe one of you can help me…

What was Barack Obama polling out as in the primary in June of 2007?

Was he in 1st, 2nd or the dreaded 3rd?

getalife

June 28th, 2011
3:50 pm

Pea,

Yeah, he is not perfect or super man.

Lower your expectations because he is human.

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:50 pm

Del,

Oh, i see what you are saying — my bad. :)

Peadawg

June 28th, 2011
3:51 pm

“Yeah, he is not perfect or super man.

Lower your expectations because he is human.”

So are you saying gaffs are OKIYAD?

Granny Godzilla

June 28th, 2011
3:52 pm

Dave

We could also denote Congress as a whole right?

And it would be appropriate considering the question was being asked of her after the bill went to the Senate.

Mine wasn’t just a nice try – it’s correct.

Joe Mama

June 28th, 2011
3:52 pm

Recon — “Y’all heard it here first and I’m predicting a Romney, Bachmann ticket that will win by a land slide.”

Not first from you; I said here over a week ago that if Romney or Pawlenty won the nomination, then Palin of Bachmann stood to be the veep choice.

With regard to a landslide, though, ain’t gonna happen. The right wing of the GOP doesn’t like Romney and moderates are going to be turned off by Bachmann. Romney is going to have to shift rightward to get the nomination and a Palin/Bachmann running mate will prevent him from pivoting back to the center.

josef

June 28th, 2011
3:52 pm

I was watching the talking heads last p.m. and there was Anderson Cooper and, King and What’s Her Name I can’t remember talking about Bachmann in serious terms, d*mn near fawning over her. That’s scarey. I hope Jay’s right and I hope what he charitably calls “wackiness” will out itself. But I’m not so sure. She can come across as ever so thoughtful, sane, and whathaveyou and lull you into a state of “she’s not that loony…” Well, she is, imho, and loony in a dangerous fashion.

Pelosi? She’s not crazy, just mean as a snake.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

June 28th, 2011
3:52 pm

Well, what’s wrong with being crazy? I mean, Dave R.’s ready to write Bachmann off just because of that. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of these politicans that act like thinking machines. I want a little nuttiness. I wouldn’t mind reading a story about how President Bachmann forgot to put on clothes before coming downstairs and showed up for a meeting buck-nekkid.

So she gets her history mixed up. Well, back there in my senior year in the 5th grade, I did too. There’s only so much a person can remember right. It all gets mixed up after awhile. That’s why you get all that money to hire smart people as advisers.

Besides, she’s Tea Party thru and thru. If I decide not to run I’ll vote for her. She beleives like I do. I want all the spending cut. Just as long as it’s not spending that helps me.

Have a good p.m. everybody.

Recent Grad

June 28th, 2011
3:53 pm

Cythia: George Bush is a demon. Barack Obama is a saint.
Kyle: “Whatevah! Republicans are cool. Democrats drool.”
Jay: Republicans bad. Democrats good.”
Bob: The government is coming! The government is coming!
Jim: Get off my lawn!

I’m bored.

Jiminy: chirp

Jimmy62

June 28th, 2011
3:53 pm

Before the media spent years pushing soft socialism, Obama’s economic policies would have been considered insane and very extreme.

And what’s really wacky is that lots of people voted for a guy who promised sky high gas prices in his campaign, and now those same voters are upset that they are getting exactly what they voted for.

getalife

June 28th, 2011
3:53 pm

She wants the VP job to appease the cons,

willard/crazy 12.

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
3:53 pm

“It gets you nada, Dave R.

Cain has already peaked.”

I’ll take my ability to objectively look at the political landscape over your not so objective view, Jay.

Mighty Righty

June 28th, 2011
3:54 pm

Any Republican can beat Obama. The election is the Republicans to lose. Our gaffe a minute president could be reelected IF he admits his economic ignorance by reversing his anti job policies. He is too much of an narcissistic idealogue to do the right thing. Michelle Bachman will not be the candidate, but if she is she would beat Obama. All Republicans need do is get out of his way and let him continue his self destruction.

thomas

June 28th, 2011
3:54 pm

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
3:46 pm

Easy, didn’t say del said that!

kinda said wasn’t it…. implying I was disagreeing with the previous misquote.

Easy!

By the way, If I am next in line i am first in line, If I am after that person i am 2nd in line….

The person who is not in line but has already been granted admission is not first as they are not in line.

You were wrong it is ok. Just inhale then exhale, we will get through this! Inhale O2 and exhale CO2, u stoner!

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

Joe Mama, okay you’re half right or half wrong.

Joe Mama

June 28th, 2011
3:55 pm

Recent Grad @ 3:53 — should be required reading for any new poster here. :D

thomas

June 28th, 2011
3:56 pm

Jay,

Do you have the polling numbers from June of 2007 to show us for historical reference what President Obama was polling at this same period of time in his primary?

Jay

June 28th, 2011
3:57 pm

In late May ‘07 Obama (23%) was second behind Edwards (29%), with Hillary (21%) just a couple of points behind him in third, Thomas.

Joe Mama

June 28th, 2011
3:58 pm

Righty — “Any Republican can beat Obama.”

Well, no, that’s not what the polls say. They say that an as-yet-unidentified Republican can do it, but except for a couple of outlier polls, none of the GOP candidates thus far could do it — and neither could Sarah Palin.

If any Republican could beat President Obama, then why don’t y’all just *pick one now* and send him on the campaign trail? Why all the hand-wringing about *which one* to send? Y’all sound like my wife, trying to decide what to wear to go to a dinner party. (laughing) :D

Tundra Dude

June 28th, 2011
3:58 pm

Bachmann: Wackiness will out itself in time

Think Progress had a list of her 10 nuttiest statements. No point in posting them, the list grows longer daily, it seems.

She had one creative idea for dealing with the deficit…..let Glenn Beck do it….
Also claimed she could do the budget cuts “over a weekend”.
Sounds like a _Just Do It_ kind of gal…..can hardly wait.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
3:59 pm

Just imagine how the Democrats we’re drooling over John Edwards once upon a time not too long ago.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
3:59 pm

Peadawg: But not as many as your precious Obama.

Not. Even. Close.

AmVet

June 28th, 2011
3:59 pm

josef, regarding her foot in mouth disease, I think about snowballs in hell.

Because she has Hermanitis, there is NO WAY that woman can go through an entire presidential campaign without saying something extraordinarily, jaw droppingly stupid.

I’m not sure if there are odds on it, but I’m thinking 10 – 1 that she does…

And the “hits” just keep on coming…

WASHINGTON • Michele Bachmann’s claim that she has “never gotten a penny” from a family farm that’s been subsidized by the government is at odds with her financial disclosure statements. They show tens of thousands in personal income from the operation.

Bachmann’s wildly off-base assertion last month that a NATO airstrike might have killed as many as 30,000 Libyan civilians, her misrepresentations of the health care law, misfires on other aspects of President Barack Obama’s record and historical inaccuracies have saddled her with a reputation for uttering populist jibes that don’t hold up. On Tuesday, she erred in describing John Quincy Adams as a Founding Father.

Jay

June 28th, 2011
4:00 pm

Let’s agree to remind each other of this disagreement when the time comes, Dave R.

Recent Grad

June 28th, 2011
4:00 pm

Anderson Cooper is a gentleman and treats people with dignity and respect, regardless of whether he agrees with them or not. That’s the sign of a professional.

thomas

June 28th, 2011
4:00 pm

See i kept looking for June, I saw the May edition, must not have been a june that year!

Wow so seems to point to the fact that polls around this time are of limited value.

Unless you now feel Hilary had peaked in May of ‘07 since she was the dreaded 3rd?

Be honest you wanted to get to happy hour early today didn’t you, so u just mailed in some red meat for the lions huh?

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
4:00 pm

josef, she’s the flavor of the month (and after Huntsman’s bomb of an announcement the media needed one) and exceeds current expectations.

As those expectations increase, her ability to exceed diminishes greatly. Unless Rick Perry (and don’t get me started on THAT bag of wind) gets in, she’ll be a weak #2 by Christmas.

Tundra Dude

June 28th, 2011
4:02 pm

Joe Mama wrote:
Why all the hand-wringing about *which one* to send? Y’all sound like my wife, trying to decide what to wear to go to a dinner party.

Problem is, they look in the Candidate Closet…….and there’s Nothing to wear!!

Bosch

June 28th, 2011
4:02 pm

Romney/Bachman is the McCain/Palin of 2008 — didn’t work then, wouldn’t work now.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
4:02 pm

Mighty Righty: Any Republican can beat Obama

Not Intended to be a Factual Statement

Mighty Righty

June 28th, 2011
4:03 pm

Here is some crazy sh-t for you lunitic lefties. Thinking there are 57 states and to this day not hasn’t said other wise. Now that is crazy. Not knowing the difference between Marine Corp and Marine Corpse. Now that is “batsh-t” crazy. Not knowing to shut up during God Save the Queen. Now that is crazy. Making a speech saying he had shook the hand of a dead Marin

jewcowboy

June 28th, 2011
4:03 pm

What is wrong with the modern Republican Party and voter?! This is like Cynthia McKinney garnering 18%. How can the nation take Republicans seriously when they don’t take themselves seriously? I mean can we get a Kay Bailey Hutchison or an Elizabeth Dole from them at least?

Someone that is at least credible and not afraid of lesbians kidnapping her in a bathroom?

Peadawg

June 28th, 2011
4:03 pm

Can’t help it…gotta do it…

Jay, you’re a sexist pig for attacking Bachmann.

larry

June 28th, 2011
4:03 pm

Bachmann ? Really ?? LOL!!

And no, i dont see her as Romney’s VP canidate.

Now, which one is the right camera?

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
4:04 pm

“Let’s agree to remind each other of this disagreement when the time comes, Dave R.”

Careful, Jay. There are dangers in making statements that are too open to interpretation, as in “Cain has peaked”.

‘Cause if he’s polling at 10% now, all I have to see is 11% after today to prove you wrong.

Left wing management

June 28th, 2011
4:04 pm

Mighty: “Thinking there are 57 states and to this day not hasn’t said other wise. Now that is crazy. Not knowing the difference between Marine Corp and Marine Corpse. Now that is “batsh-t” crazy. Not knowing to shut up during God Save the Queen. Now that is crazy. Making a speech saying he had shook the hand of a dead Marin”

Pleassse stoppppppp it!!! That sound of a ladle scraping the bottom of a barrel grates on my ears.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

June 28th, 2011
4:06 pm

Don’t tell me they are running the generic Republican…. Colbert did a great expose on that guy. He seemed to hang around Men’s rooms alot.

http://www.indecisionforever.com/2011/06/22/stephen-colbert-presents-the-generic-republican-candidate-of-our-hopes-and-dreams

Recent Grad

June 28th, 2011
4:06 pm

Joe Mama, thanks for the recommendation but be careful, Jay might not want you to feed the troll. :)

Adam

June 28th, 2011
4:07 pm

Mighty Righty: Obama has not doubled down on a single one of those statements. Republican candidates and major players, however, HAVE doubled down on quite a few of their gaffes, collectively, enough to make me think they actually believe what they said in the first place rather than simply making a gaffe.

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
4:07 pm

Mighty Righty@4:03, Biden is next in line to succeed Obama as president but Obama is next in line to succeed Biden as the chief gaffer.

getalife

June 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

Hillary is peaking now because the State Department is all hands on deck.

Too bad she will retire soon.

Jay

June 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

Not hardly, Dave R.

A politician such as yourself knows better than to claim victory based on a change within the margin of error, right?

So is that your prediction for Cain, 11 percent?

You know, in your totally unbiased opinion?

jewcowboy

June 28th, 2011
4:08 pm

Or how about the twin Republican ice goddesses from the northern fields of Maine?

AmVet

June 28th, 2011
4:09 pm

The woman is the Mistress of Mistaken, the High Priestess of Haywire and the Oracle of the Off-base.

And might be able to do the unthinkable. Which is to make Sarah look like a font of veracity in comparison.

But alas, after George’s unending foot-in-mouth-disease, all bets are off…

Recon (2nd.and 3rd.)

June 28th, 2011
4:09 pm

Cain or Bachmann would give Romney complimentary balance, so I wouldn’t rule Cain out at this stage.

jewcowboy

June 28th, 2011
4:10 pm

Can we have a co-Presidency with Snowe and Collins, and keep Biden as VP?

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
4:11 pm

Jay, I won’t begin to make any predictions regarding numbers until all the players are in.

However, Cain will poll higher than he is now, and above the margin of error.

Thulsa Doom

June 28th, 2011
4:11 pm

she is not someone to be taken seriously as a potential occupant of the White House.- Jay

And a community organizer was?

In the harsh glare of the national spotlight, wackiness will out itself in time.- Jay

Always with the personal attacks on conservative women like Bachman and Palin. What is it that strong conservative women scare the hell outta libs? I think independents are onto the lib effort to try and marginalize women like Bachman by ridiculing them and engaging in character assassination.

Adam

June 28th, 2011
4:12 pm

Annnnnnd in today’s PSYCHO TALK! Michele Bachmann’s 32 most crazy sayings!

It’s almost 1/10 of the way to a calendar!

Dave R.

June 28th, 2011
4:12 pm

“Can we have a co-Presidency with Snowe and Collins, and keep Biden as VP?”

Sucking up to Bosch gets you nowhere on this blog, jewcowboy. ;)