Posted by Rojas @ 1:53 pm on June 27th 2011

Bachmann in

As of this morning. I was one of the first to suggest she could win in Iowa, and that might still happen. The larger question we may need to ask ourselves about her candidacy is whether Sarah Palin, in deciding not to run, might actively endorse her. That would make for an interesting primary season, wouldn’t it?

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  1. An ominous omen: she chose to begin her campaign in Waterloo.

    Comment by Rojas — 6/27/2011 @ 3:08 pm

  2. Prediction: Palin’s endorsement or non-endorsement winds up being a complete fiasco in some way, ala Ron Paul’s “third party” endorsement that turned into a “Fuck you Barr, I now endorse Chuck Baldwin!” thing in 2008.

    As to Bachmann, I consider her very credible as a challenger here. A new Suffolk poll puts her at second place already in New Hampshire (and she’s already leading in a few states). I think people are apt to underestimate both the broadness of her appeal as well as her intelligence – despite her reputation and penchant for extreme rhetorical overkill, she has always struck me as pretty sharp. And with no other real credible anti-Romney in the race, at this point I believe Bachmann exists right now as the only first tier candidate besides the frontrunner. Even the other potential first tiers (Pawlenty, Huntsman) aren’t going to be able to compete really for the same base of voters – her only competition there is Herman Cain. If Rick Perry enters it gets interesting, but as it is now I’m buying stock in Bachmann like mad.

    Comment by Brad — 6/29/2011 @ 9:26 am

  3. I don’t share your opinion of her intelligence at all. More importantly, she comes across on TV as uniquely unintelligent. To the best of my knowledge she has never before been engaged in a format at the national level in which somebody is actually arguing back at her, subjecting her proposals to scrutiny. I don’t know that she survives the process.

    Comment by Rojas — 6/29/2011 @ 12:32 pm

  4. Well, for context, I am comparing her intelligence mostly to Sarah Palin.

    Comment by Brad — 6/29/2011 @ 1:38 pm

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