Will Michele Bachmann become the GOP candidate? Not so long ago, I would have said no, but as none of the Republican men-folk seem to be sparking any Barack Obama-like devotion, she may stand a chance.
Rep. Michele Bachmann isn't just a Tea Party candidate -- in many ways she embodies the evolution of the movement. To know her, you have to know the far-right social movement in which she remains rooted.
In early 2009, liberals laughed at the likes of John Boehner and Eric Cantor. Less than 2 years later, Republicans took back the House in a landslide. There's no reason this same trend can't also apply to Michele Bachmann.
President Obama's plan to withdraw 33,000 American troops from Afghanistan by next summer will bring an end to his surge strategy, but it is unlikely to mollify a growing war weariness among the American electorate.
President Obama -- if you can't communicate a compelling narrative about the causes of the economic crisis and a plausible program to create jobs and economic growth, I'd keep an eye in the rear view mirror.
I can nearly remember a time when there was growth, when there were jobs. But for the life of me -- it's the amnesia sticks, still working their magic -- I can't remember how many rules and regulations there were back then.
To the chagrin of her less media-savvy opponents, feisty Michele Bachmann lives to fight another day. Long after most of these other candidates have vanished from the race, it appears likely she'll still be standing.
Reacting to the latest round of depressing jobs numbers, the president said that it is just like "if you got hit by a truck, it's going to take a while for you to mend." You know what might help speed along the mending? Surgery.
The very fact that he was once able to win the hearts of the redder-than-red folks in Utah yet later serve President Obama in an important post is evidence that he might be that magic politician serious Republicans have been looking for.