Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) briefly surged to the head of the 2012
Batman Villain Reunion Tour Republican presidential race, but her utter disregard for the truth and God’s will (as relayed to the old, white men who lead the evangelical movement and decide what God’s will is) doomed her campaign.
Unlike in the Minnesota media, her bigotry, fact-free ranting, gaffe-prone-ways, homophobia and insanity were front and center for all to see.
Is it possible that Minnesotans have picked up on that? Is it possible that even the constituents in her own district may have now finally seen the ugly side of her that Minnesota’s media failed to expose?
Rebounding from her failed presidential bid, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is setting her sights on re-election to the House – but she faces a tough battle to retain her seat in a redrawn Minnesota district.
One recent poll showed Bachmann’s favorability rating among Minnesota voters at just 34 percent.
And the Minnesota congresswoman’s national base of conservative donors may be tiring of her pleas for money, as she carries a $1 million presidential campaign debt from her fumbled bid.
“May God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.” With those words, Bachmann departed the Republican presidential arena in January, following a disappointing sixth place finish in Iowa.
Many were surprised that one of the conservative movement’s newest icons would suffer such a disastrous defeat. But a series of fumbles and gaffes on the campaign trail not only caused her campaign to go into a tailspin, it tarnished her most important asset: her ability to raise funds from the grassroots across the nation.