Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has already made it clear that it’s Iowa or bust when it comes to her presidential run.† According to former staff, she has no resources to go any further without a big caucus win to provide her campaign with an infusion of cash.† And some outside of her inner circle are wondering if she even has the support, both financially and internally, to make it to the big day itself.
In yet another sign that those worries might not be unwarranted, the Bachmann campaign has announced the shuttering of her Virginia campaign headquarters, leaving Des Moines, Iowa, as the major campaign hub.
According to her spokeswoman, the Virginia office closing means nothing, simply that the staff is working so hard that there was no one around to really use it.† “Our headquarters has always been in Iowa. With so much of the staff on the road, the Old Town office was simply not convenient,”she told Politico.
Still, on the heels of numerous staff layoffs and departures, plummeting poll numbers, and large loans to her presidential campaign from her congressional funds, it still paints an ominous picture to outsiders.
The real bellweather of the strength of her campaign?† Let’s see how many questions she receives during tomorrow night’s debate.† If it’s less than Congressman Ron Paul and former Senator Rick Santorum, it will become obvious she’s on her last legs.
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