04 January 2012

Where’s Palin When You Need Her?

Michele Bachmann announced her exit from the presidential race Wednesday morning following a sixth-place finish in the first-in-the-nation caucus state of Iowa.
"Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice. And so I have decided to stand aside," the Republican representative from Minnesota told reporters during a morning media availability here at the Marriott hotel.
Despite Bachmann's extensive, last-minute tour to visit all 99 of Iowa's counties, her first place finish in the Aug. 13 straw poll, and the state being her place of birth, Iowa Republican caucus voters rejected Bachmann's campaign, handing her 6,073 votes on caucus night--5 percent of the total votes cast in Tuesday night's caucuses.

Bachmann struck me as an improbable choice for the nominee, but mostly because she wasn’t the GOP bosses’ preferred candidate Mitt Romney.  At any rate, she’s gone now.  Now the GOP will have to rely on Gingrich and Perry to pick up the crazy eyes mantle.  At least they’re up to the task.


  1. Well what did you expect from the republican party? everyone knows they are racist AND sexist as well as being homophobes because they are all closet homosexuals, except for the adulterers of course.

    Only the Democratic party has the open mindedness to run a wom... um... nevermind.

  2. Maybe women are simply unelectable...