The best thing about the 2012 Election so far — at least here in Minnesota — is how easily I have forgotten about Michele Bachmann. She’s almost non-existent, invisible, and uncharacteristically faux pas-free this election.
But then maybe that isn’t something to feel good about.
This is an election that Bachmann could lose so it probably makes sense for her to shut up and keep her head low, especially if you’re prone to controversy, as Bachmann certainly is. She might even hope her able opponent, Jim Graves, trips up, not unlike I fear Rick Nolan has stumbled recently with an ill-advised ad attacking hapless Chip Cravaack. (Come on, Rick…You have a building lead! Stay on message.)
Whatever the case, whether by design or dumb luck, it seems that Bachmann’s absence from the political stage this election season could serve her well. Her constituency isn’t used to seeing much of her anyway — unless she’s on Hannity — so this might play into sixth district’s comfort zone.
If only Michele would shut and keep her head down all year, every year. Perhaps we’re seeing a new Michele Bachmann? Don’t count on it. Best to vote her out now when the opportunity is at hand.
- Democrat Jim Graves Has A Chance To Unseat Michele Bachmann (huffingtonpost.com)
- Former GOP Governor Arne Carlson Endorses DFLer Graves in the 6th (twincities.com)
- The Man Who Could Beat Bachmann (thedailybeast.com)
- Anti-Islam, pro-Bachmann ad kind of backfires (salon.com)
- Bye Bye Crazy Eyes: Poll Finds Democrat in Position to Defeat Michele Bachmann (politicususa.com)
- Michele Bachmann Could Be Replaced [Greg Laden’s Blog] (scienceblogs.com)