It’s the campaign nobody is asking for, but we might get it anyway!!
Michele Bachmann was barely able to hold onto her solidly Republican exurban district last election cycle, and in May 2013 she announced she won’t run for another term. Yet she still believes she’d be a viable presidential contender in 2016.
Bachmann was asked by the right-leaning RealClearPolitics whether she thinks any Republican women will make a push to be their party’s presidential candidate, and in reply she threw her own name into the mix.
“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she said. “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.”
There’s also a chance I could run, but that’d require a Godly miracle like the one Michele thinks will ultimately force Presidential Obama to voluntarily repeal Obamacare. But we digress.
And even though her last presidential campaign was a scandal-plagued disaster, Bachmann told RealClearPolitics the experience would benefit her if she decides to make another go at it.
“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.”
But Bachmann, who in the interview called herself “one of the top — if not the top — fundraisers in the history of the United States Congress,” cautioned she hasn’t made a final decision one way or the other, adding that she’ll think more seriously about it after her last term in Congress wraps up.
I am hoping that she does decide to run. Why? Because she has no chance of winning and thereby driving the country into a ditch anyway, but who can resist the excitement of the possibility of more stories like the one about how the Associated Press threw in the towel on fact-checking her during the 2012 Republican presidential debates because so much of what she said was pure bullshit!