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Time For Michele Bachmann To Wrap It Up

December 30, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

With just a few days before the Iowa caucus, candidates are expected to hammering home their campaign platforms.  Instead, for Michele Bachmann I think it’s a good time to realize that her campaign has come off the rails and needs to come to a close.

Bachmann’s campaign seems to be crumbling at an accelerating pace lately.  In just the last week alone, she’s lost two of her top campaign advisors (one of them even going on to endorse Ron Paul right after leaving the campaign) and she’s aired virtually zero television commercials because she has no money.  Her polling numbers are dwindling and conservative Christian voters have called for her to drop out in order to unify support behind one conservative candidate.

For a campaign that started out with such promise (remember, she was leading Republican polling at one point in the past), the latest events indicate the arrival of the end.  I suspect that she’ll be dropping out of the race within about a week – most likely right after the Iowa caucus where I can’t imagine she’ll draw any more than the high single digits in support.

Guys like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are no doubt eager for her to drop out in order to try to swoop in and pick up her backers and her value at this point could lie more in who she would choose to endorse for President rather than run herself.

What say you?  Is it time for Michele Bachmann to drop out of the race for President?  Feel free to comment below.

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  1. December 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    lol i cosign your argument!

  2. December 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to the post-Iowa culling of candidates as much as I am now. Especially for the debates.

  3. December 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    One more member of the lunatic fringe that the R’s have fielded this campaign season. It’s sad, considering the people they could have recruited to run. Yes, she should go – and take Santorum, Perry and Newt with her.

  4. December 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Lunatic fringe? She is one of the best, truest, conservative candidates on the field. If there is one lesson to be learned from her crumbling campaign, it is that America has a far bigger problem with misogyny than it does with racism. (See 2008, an untried and poorly experienced Obama getting the nomination, instead of a highly experienced, Hillary Clinton who cut a much better presidential figure then and now).

    I admit that her campaign had problems, but not by virtue of her platform. Not enough donations (as a poor college student I wasn’t able to donate, much to my chagrin) being one of those problems.

    If Perry and Santorum (both social conservatives, with a lot of batshit insanity in their campaign platforms) dropped out, we (and Bachmann) would be in a lot better shape. Her campaign platform is a lot saner, and better for this country, than theirs…or Obama’s for that matter.

  5. December 30, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    I think Michele Bachmann has a substance abuse problem. So often she seems to be staring into the distance as if she’s on some mood elevator. I would love to see her voted out of the House. That’s my dream for Michele. Ron Paul is now in the cross-hairs for his newsletter. What a racist bastard he is! And his foreign policy notions are absurd. Do you know he was the only person to vote against Rosa Parks receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor? That speaks volumes right there. He called Barbara Jordan, one of my personal heroes, a “moron.” Old Ron needs to go back to ‘coon hunting in his backwoods Texas district. God forbid he should practice medicine. I think it’s a good time to be a liberal. The economy is coming back, people are sick of right wing demagoguery and Obama has a great re-election machine in place. Go Obama!

  6. December 30, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    Bachmann is one of the most worthless and insane politicians aboard right now. She never should have ran to begin with. Complete lack of intelligence and in every debate, news interview, etc, it is very apparent that she has a memorized script to spew forth – never directly answering any question given her, and only turning the question into an opportunity to sling mud and point fingers. Nothing more than a puppet to the “men/women behind the curtain.” When I read how she tells the story of how her, her best friend in college, and then to-be husband about they all had a vision from god, all at the same time, on who she was to meet and eventually marry, it became very clear that she is a complete wacko.

  7. December 31, 2011 at 12:46 am

    I sure hope Bachmann sticks it out! As a matter of fact, I hope all of the crazy conservatives stick it out as well. They really make Obama look great. The whole primary will probably end with Mitt Romney as the nominee anyway since all the other real conservative candidates have unbelievably large closets to store their skeletons. Mitt’s too boring for a general anyway and people don’t really like him once they get to know his flip-floppiness. His only chance would be to have a strong social conservative as a running mate to appease the mainstream Evangelical fringe.

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  9. December 31, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    The purpose of primary elections is to whittle down the field of potential candidates. That process will begin in earnest once the voting begins. Its called Democracy.

    What is most interesting here is that a liberal takes it upon themselves, before a single vote is cast, to instruct a conservative Republican candidate what they should or should not do.

    That is sorta like Rush Limbaugh advising President Obama to drop out of the Democratic race because he’s done a horrible job as President.

    Don’t you think the candidate themselves should decide what they should or should not do and let voters be the final arbiters?

    Its likely Michele Bachmann’s candidacy will come to a close very soon.

    In my personal opinion, she doesn’t exude a presidential persona and a lot of her positions are poorly crafted and presented. Its hard for me, and probably a lot of other folks, to imagine her as Commander-in-chief.

    However, imho, she can still give it a shot if she wants to.

  10. Devin
    December 31, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I say let her stay in. I would be interested in seeing how few votes she can muster out of the race. Besides I think she has served her purpose for liberals in showing just how crazy and incoherent that side of the fringe can really be.

  11. BlackDogma
    December 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    The longer she stays in, the more likely Santorum won’t go anywhere. Both share similar views on rushing into a war with Iran over fabricated information and playing on widely believed fears. I don’t really like the fact she claims that “Not all cultures are created equal,” alongside her comments against gays.

    I highly doubt she will get anywhere with her campaign at this point, but I do worry that her supporters are most likely women who feel insecure about other races in the world and unreasonably fear them. It’s very superficial to assume that, yes, but currently it makes sense to me.

    The fact that Gingrich shed a tear in front of a group of mothers amongst a soon-to-collapse Bachmann campaign does not surprise me either. Not to say it wasn’t genuine, but the timing of the event makes me wonder. I expect Bachmann supporters to flock over to him soon and contribute to a possible resurgence in his campaign if Santorum doesn’t go anywhere. Bachmann will most likely support Gingrich as well, since both seem to be totally at odds with Paul and it would solidify a transition to Gingrich.

    Ultimately, I think if Bachmann drops out now, Santorum will gain momentum and take away from a potential Gingrich resurgence. If she drops out after the initial caucuses, Gingrich will gain momentum going into the next wave of caucuses, and Santorum will disappear. Now who do Christian voters turn to? Most likely to Paul.

    I would rather have Gingrich be in the final 3, since Santorum/Bachmann’s blatant racism against Muslims gives Romney protection from discussing the issues in-depth. Without them present, Romney would need to finally speak up on his own views and principles and address Paul’s consistent hammering against foreign policy.

  12. December 31, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Honestly, I always thought the time for Bachmann to drop out was well before she ever decided to drop in. But that’s just me.

  13. January 1, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I agree, Dave. Well advanced and objectively delivered point. For everything there is a season… Kudos.

  14. January 1, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Stick a fork in here she is definitely done. No structure, no momentum, and no real support to carry on.

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