Heading into the 2012 Republican presidential primary, Michele Bachmann had quite a lot of momentum. Many people might forget this, as she wasn’t in the race very long. However, leading up to the actual primary debates she was a huge tea party darling and, believe it or not, was the GOP front-runner.
In fact, in August 2011 she won the Iowa straw poll for presidential candidates. Fast forward just a few months to January 2012 and she received just five percent of the vote in the Iowa primary.
Well, revelations coming out in a new book titled “Double Down” reveal that Michele Bachmann took the Iowa results quite hard:
“Sitting in her campaign bus, in the same seat where she cried with joy in August, she now sobbed over her drubbing. “God, I’m a loser,” Bachmann said. “God, I turn people off.” With two debates ahead in New Hampshire, some of her advisers thought she should consider staying in the race. Bachmann wanted no part of it. Let’s draft a withdrawal speech for tomorrow, she said.”
Of course, she dropped out of the race the day after the Iowa caucuses.
This is another one of those extremely rare instances you’ll actually see me agree with Michele Bachmann on anything. I agree, she is a loser and she does turn people off. That’s exactly what happened between August and January. The more people got to know her, the more national attention she received, the more people realized what a whack job she really is.
A trend that has been pretty common for quite a few tea party candidates in national elections. Heck, how else do you figure the Republican party ended up with Mitt Romney as their candidate in 2012? The rest of the candidates, mostly all tea party favorites, quickly fell out of national favor the moment the spotlight was placed upon them and their idiocy was put on full display.
But let’s not forget Michele Bachmann announced that “God” spoke to her and told her to run for president. Not that she was inspired by God or her faith — no, “God” actually spoke to her through prayer and told her to run for president.
Well, I guess “God” forgot to tell Ms. Bachmann about her humiliating defeat she’d experience in Iowa. If “God” told her to run, wouldn’t her dropping out at the first sign of adversity showcase her lack of faith?
I mean, if I thought God actually told me to do something — as in my orders were given to me directly from the one and only God — the last thing I’d do is quit.
Except, that’s exactly what she did.
The book “Double Down” will be released Tuesday, November 5.
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