"I know that millions of reporters in this country and in Hawaii have claimed that I make a lot of factual mistakes. Well, here and now I want to look the American people right in the eye and give them the facts."
The problem for Palin is that both she and Bachmann are favorites of an almost-identical slice of the Republican electorate. Which creates somewhat of a zero-sum game between the two: as one gains support, the other is bound to lose support.
Bachmann's biggest job right now is to convince political insiders who know her as a bomb thrower that she is more than a "movement candidate." If she is serious, she can't be the GOP's Dennis Kucinich.