Bachman and Newt, in the primary, impressed viewers and deciders with their superior command (imho) of the facts, and of their political process experience. They told it exactly as I remembered it to be and told it with certainty. Facts were on their side.
The others inflated their own worth, their actual political usefulness and were forced to latch on to themes they may have remarked on during their body of work, but was their only conservative departure from the Establishment group think.
I actually miss Bachmann on the larger scene now, but I admit to irritation with her harpy manner in one of the debates, where to the exclusion of other broad issues, she obsessed on taking another candidate down and left her own accomplishments drift in doing so.
Michelle has the grasp, and political intellect to triumph over media pundits. She is very smart.
Yep. I am a big advocate of Bachmann as a congressperson. I did not support her run for the presidency, but I think she is a huge asset to our House caucus. She had some really nice moments during the primaries up until Perry entered and took the lead from her. Then she got off track completely. I do support her strongly for House leadership positions. She would be a great Senator although I wonder how she would do statewide in one of our most left leaning states. My gut tells me she should stay where she is, and help push the House to the right.