Michelle ReaganPalinThatcherTebow has finally said something rooted in reality–she’s “stepping aside.” She’s been a poseur and certainly a Romney stalking horse from the start. She’s at serious risk of completely losing her House district to re-districting and clearly this entire exercise has been an effort to secure a job at the next white House. Let’s see what she does now.

Out of money and momentum, Bachmann calls it quits

A last place finish in the Iowa caucuses will mark Michele Bachmann’s last stand as a presidential candidate.

The Minnesota congresswoman called it quits Wednesday during a press conference in West Des Moines, saying “Last night the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, so I have decided to stand aside.”

The news comes on the heels of a dismal performance at the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday.

Bachmann garnered just 5% of the vote-dead, last among the candidates who actively campaigned in the Hawkeye State.

Meanwhile, fellow GOP contender Rick Perry seemed to change course Wednesday on his decision to bail from the race — announcing on Twitter that he was headed to South Carolina.

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  1. JLThorpe says:

    Forget Palin and Thatcher and Tebow. Turns out Bachmann was the next Herman Cain.

  2. flaggman says:

    Perhaps a book called “Going Morgue”.

  3. FrankRemley says:

    Like Bachmann or not (I thought she was horrible on the campaign trail) at least she had the guts to get into the race and let her ideas be heard. Unlike a certain other candidate whose name I will not mention. I also don’t buy into the notion that she was a stalking horse for Mittenz. In the end, she was just a mediocre candidate who fell short with the voters due to lack of organization and poor media relation skills. But that doesn’t mean that some of the others still in the race aren’t worse than her.

  4. Piratin says:

    With all due respect, Tammy, I don’t think Michelle was a Romney stalking horse and I’m bummed that the only female candidate had to step down.

    I think she was an excellent candidate who did not have good advisors. She started out strong, but as you’ve pointed out time and time again, she shouldn’t have been telling us that she was “The One” but rather telling us what she’d do in office and let us come to the conclusion that she was the best candidate.

    When she spoke freely tho, in discussions, she was great. In the debates she proved her savvy on international issues.

    Now we’re stuck with, who knows? Santorum has had the guts to speak clearly about the Mideast and the necessity of profiling here at airports like the Israelis do. But he’s absolutely Cro-Magnon when it comes to his attitudes about GLBT and he’s against abortion even if the woman’s health is in jeopardy!

    Mittens I just can’t believe in. He comes across as smarmy and lacking genuineness.

    Newt is smart and level-headed. I’m beginning to think he’s the best choice. But I’m actually really bummed about Michelle who I think would be better. She is more of an “outsider” than Newt and I sincerely believe she is an honest and good person who would and will not be corrupted.

  5. Kat says:

    Poor Michele, she really should have used the name Joan of Arc…her campaign started on fire and ended up all burned out!

  6. dennisl59 says:

    Point: Rep.Bachmann(R-MN and Romney Stalking Horse) had an opportunity to kick Rep.Paul(R-TX) right in the doo-dads and shave 1-2% off his total in Iowa(in her losing battle anyway) IF she had immediately held a press conference and attacked his commentary and opinion of the Federal Sexual Harassment Workplace law(s) and dare him to defend his statements. Because it completely escapes me how any women(and some men) could vote for that Pacifist Libertarian in the first place, knowing what we know now about the issue.

    posted 1/4 500pm Texas [‘Date me’ or you’re fired] Time

  7. Trish S says:

    It’s about time. It’s not in the cards.

  8. otlset says:

    Poor Michele apparently thought all the cheering was for HER at the Minneapolis Convention Center when Sarah Palin appeared to help re-elect Bachmann in 2010. “Say, I should run for PRESIDENT!”

    Pride cometh before a fall.

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