And that’s the question all of you will constantly ask, but never answer…

Bachmann, Perry seek advantage as Pawlenty exits GOP race – latimes.com http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-gop-pawlenty-20110814,0,4998075.story?track=rss

Reprising a line that Pawlenty had often used on the campaign trail, Bachmann noted that she is from Minnesota: “It’s not a conservative state; it’s more of a liberal state—”

“But a conservative district,” Crowley interrupted.

“It’s a swing district and it’s a district that elected Gov. Jesse Ventura, and so I’ve been able to attract a lot of people to vote for me who are Democrats and independents,” Bachmann said.

“That’s what we have to do. This won’t be just a conservative election, this is really going to be an economics election.

People will want to know who can turn the country around; that will be the big question.”

Here’s the thing, ‘Stop Obama’ might work, and people might see that as a coherent policy position, at Tea Party Rallies…but everyone else thinks you are quite crazy.

Take a loooong look in the mirror Republicans, this is the face of your party.

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I’m going to keep looking for some sort of concrete policy suggestions from these folks, but I do consider it something of a  fool’s errand.  Interesting times, indeed.

UPDATE: Here’s the results of the Iowa Straw Poll….

Bachmann took first place Saturday in the straw poll, with 28 percent of the nearly 17,000 votes cast. That was enough to beat close challenger Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, who finished with 27 percent of the vote.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty finished a distant third at 13 percent, more than 2,500 votes behind Bachmann, leading him to drop out of the race. Bachmann wished Pawlenty well, saying he had been a “very good competitor.”

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I’m pretty sure Rick Perry can outcrazy that.  Let’s get it on!!!

HARLESTON, S.C. — Gov. Rick Perry of Texas announced Saturday that he was running for president, declaring it was “time to get America working again” as he sought to offer the Republican Party a candidate who appeals to both fiscal and social conservatives.

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I’m totally cool with this, AS LONG AS HE RESIGNS AS MY GOVERNOR FIRST!   I really don’t want to be governed by a guy that lost to Michelle Bachmann in any type of poll, straw or otherwise.

BTW, I would like to see a compare and contrast on the hair-styling prowess of Rick Perry, Mitt Romney, and Jon Huntsman.  *That* is a tough one to call.

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He does have to resign first, yes?

m.guardian.co.uk http://m.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/aug/12/rick-perry-climate-sceptics-president?cat=environment&type=article

But plugging your ears and going “la la la la” doesn’t make global warming disappear. Perry’s state is getting absolutely hammered by heat and the worst one-year drought in its recorded history. The hot, dry weather in Texas is desiccatingrivers and lakes, devastating farmers and ranchers, and driving wildfires that have burned up millions of acres.

In the face of these crises –which are just what you’d expect in a climate-changed world –Perry proposes neither adaptation nor mitigation but rather supplication. He’s been praying for rain and calling on other Texans to do the same. So far no luck.

Perry also prays for a rollback of EPA regulations: “Frankly I pray for the president every day,” he recently told CBN News. “I pray for his wisdom. I pray that God will open his eyes. I wish this president would turn back the health-care law that’s been passed, ask that his EPA back down all these regulations that are causing businesses to hesitate to spend money.

Blessed are the polluters, err, I mean job creators, for their reward is the sludge of death.