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Bachmann in 2016? Oh Please Please Please

If the prospect of Rick Santorum, Herman Cain and Allen West running for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 isn’t exciting enough, now Michele Bachmann says she may run again too. Please pray, cross fingers, sacrifice chickens or whatever else you can think of to make this happen.

Bachmann made the revelation during an interview, in which she was asked for her view on whether any Republican women might seek the Oval Office in 2016.

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she replied. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.”…

The four-term congresswoman that she would “certainly” reap the benefits of having run once before, if she were to launch a second White House bid.

“Like with anything else, practice makes perfect,” she said. “And I think if a person has gone through the process — for instance, I had gone through 15 presidential debates — it’s easy to see a person’s improvement going through that.”…

Bachmann told RCP that if she decides to run for president again, she will make sure that she has a strong campaign infrastructure in place.

“I haven’t made a decision one way or another if I’m going to run again, but I think the organization is probably the key,” she said. “To have an organization and people who surround you who are loyal, who are highly competent, who know how to be able to run the ball down the field in state after state — because now I think the primary process will be very different this time. It will tighten up; it will be a much shorter run than it was before.”

How could it possibly be any shorter? She dropped out the day after the Iowa caucuses. The only way to have it be any shorter would be to drop out before any primaries or caucuses are held.

Comments

  1. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    Nah, can’t get that lucky twice – surely?

  2. StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return! says

    The only way to have it be any shorter would be to drop out before any primaries or caucuses are held.

    Didn’t one of the Republican contenders do that last time?

    Oh & I don’t mean Trump with his “am ahhh gunnna run , amm ahhh, … errrr … nope” crap.

    Another really obscure one who was first to drop out of the POTUS race before it even started properly.

  3. busterggi says

    She HAS to run, who else could handle having Victoria Jackson as her running mate?

  4. Loqi says

    …who are highly competent…

    They’d have to be. Imagine how competent you’d have to be to make a dullard like Bachmann look like presidential material. Even Bush’s handlers wouldn’t be able to pull off that one. I hope for her sake that Bachmann isn’t doing the competence evaluation herself. If she had any ability to discern competence from incompetence, she’d have fired herself years ago.

    …who know how to be able to run the ball down the field…

    “That’s what good sports people do, right? Run the ball down the field? It helps them make more touchdown points? We the people will eat this up. They love sporting.”

  5. dhall says

    The primary season could be shortened just a little if, say, Texas secedes from the Union again, as Rick Perry commented. BTW, shouldn’t he be on that list too?

  6. brucemartin says

    I think most of the candidates mentioned are attracted to the Sarah Palin model. That means talking about running, to build up a fundraising base to live off in the future. It doesn’t necessarily need to spend anything on actual filing fees or campaign staff, if the only real goals are publicity and fundraising.

  7. Loqi says

    @Larry #9
    They’re on a mission from god. Though in the Republican version, I think they’ll replace the Illinois Nazis with something a little farther from their own ideology. Perhaps college students. And instead of raising the money for the orphanage, they’ll lobby for a religious exception (then shut it down anyway).

  8. says

    I would vote for Jake or Elwood for president much sooner than I’d vote for Bachmann. At least they don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are.

  9. says

    To be cynical about it she could feel that she is dropping out of the public eye and this could be a last ditch stand to get some cash before retiring. She has said some extra crazy stuff lately which looks more like attention getting rather than someone seeking office.

  10. dingojack says

    Loqi – “Though in the Republican version, I think they’ll replace the Illinois Nazis with something a little farther from their own ideology”.

    What, you mean all those that aren’t old, rich, English-speaking, white guys?

    :) Dingo

  11. Akira MacKenzie says

    ArtK: “At least they don’t pretend to be anything other than what they are.”

    Except when they tried to pass themselves off as a Country Western band to steal a gig.

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