Bachmann, Unpopular at Home, Waffles on Whether to Run Again for Congress

 A quick tidbit from The Hill about Michele Bachmann, the presidential candidate who initially surged, then dropped out after a combination of her own mistakes and, to be fair, misogynist attacks.

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann (R) said she would run for a fourth term, but then quickly qualified her response in an interview Wednesday.

Speaking on Fox News, Bachmann seemed caught off guard when asked directly if she’d be running for a fourth term.

“I, very - yes,” she said.

 However, Bachmann quickly qualified her response to indicate that it was an option she would be considering.

“I believe I’ll be looking at that, very seriously looking at coming back for a fourth term.”

The problem with another Bachmann run? While she's been out campaigning nationally, her numbers have dropped at home.

According to a statewide Public Policy Polling survey released on Tuesday, only 34 percent of those polled have a positive view of her, while 57 percent have an unfavorable view.
Only 37 percent said she should run for re-election.

Bachmann is pretty universally terrible on policy, although she's obviously a fascinating figure. If she doesn't run, it would hopefully allow the rather moderate Minnesota electorate to send someone better on the issues to DC. I hope it's a woman.

Read more at The Hill.

AlterNet / By Sarah Seltzer

Posted at January 25, 2012, 5:16am

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