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Bachmann’s Out — Now What?

Bachmann’s Out — Now What?

If you would have told me last March that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann would be bowing out of the presidential race the day after the Iowa caucus, I would have called you crazy.  After all, back then I was predicting her to be the next Mike Huckabee, using her prowess at retail politics and her rabid evangelical support to sweep the state.

Wow, was I wrong.

Now, Bachmann is out of the race, and contemplating her next move.  The big debate?  Will she be running for her old congressional seat.

Her future in Minnesota is still hazy.  The parties have not yet finished redrawing the new redistricting maps, and Bachmann’s district, which was already pretty heavily gerrymandered as it was, could potentially get revamped.  But it seems much more likely that the Republicans want to ensure that district stay safe for their party, and are considering making Freshman Republican Chip Cravaack’s district more competitive instead.

Locally, GOPers appear to already be declaring her a lock if she wants to keep the seat, and nationally some are speculating she might be ready to audition for a Fox News gig or in some other way translate her run into a punditry career.

But perhaps the most telling way of seeing what she is considering may be how long she takes off to “contemplate” her next move.  After telling local media that she needs a few weeks to decide what comes next, it’s clear that Bachmann still has one thing on her mind.

The vice president slot.  And that can only happen with a Mitt Romney win.

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5:47PM PST on Jan 8, 2012

Wow, one WACKO Republican down and how many more to go until they decide on a candidate.

1:33PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

she will be the next fox news anchor or maybe she will hook up with Bill-O-Reilly and be his co-host they can spread the hate together! ( Sigh) to be bIggots in love!

1:14PM PST on Jan 7, 2012

I have a really good idea about where she can go and what she can do. I will let you guess because I don't want to get flagged. You are all creative and intelligent people!

8:30AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

out? was she ever really in?

7:43AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

Gee, I will have to get use to not having my daily laugh or my WTF moments after hearing the stuff that comes out of her mouth. Won't happen with the other Republican candidates-- they're too scary to laugh at.

1:45AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

She can always do a comedy-reality show -- maybe The Three (lady) Stooges. She could get Sara Palin and Sharon Angle to join her. Bachmann is clueless, incompetent and an insult to women everywhere. She needs to go back to the 1950s and stay there. Don't go away mad Michelle, just go away.

12:25AM PST on Jan 7, 2012

She is out but there is still Romney, Santorum, Paul and perhaps Perry... Time to think positive and be resolved to stay with the current President.

6:36PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

rick is a male version of michelle he needs to go too.

6:35PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

Now we get a 33.33333% reprieve from the craziness; may TweedledumRick and TweedledeeRick be close on her heels.

I would suggest Robin forget about making predictions and stick to being talentless hack who focuses on the trivial. Bachmann has being VP on what passes for her mind? This is based on what, your desire to write about her some more? You got over Palin eventually, you’ll get over Bachmann. In the meantime, you might consider writing what you know. I don’t know that that might be, but it’s clearly not politics.

4:17PM PST on Jan 6, 2012

God save us all from Nuts like her,then the rest of the GOP candidates are almost as bad in different ways.

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