Bachmann Now Likely to Run for PresidentMy fear is, with Newt Gingrich now out along with Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump, that the GOP will do what it is best known for doing - going with "the most electable candidate" (can you say Bob Dole and John McCain?) - and lose the election by nominating Mitt Romney.
By Carl Cameron, Fox News
Senior insiders to Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann say the Republican founder of the House Tea Party caucus is now very likely to run for president.
In the wake of both Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump opting out of the 2012 race, calls to Bachmann's offices "have been burning up our lines" according to a Bachmann confidant who marveled, "one guy called her our Margaret Thatcher!"
Bachmann has said before that she will likely make a decision by June. She unveiled a new website design Monday that highlights Team Bachmann rather than Congresswoman Bachmann.
In addition to encouragement by phone and email, supporters are also pledging money, according to the insider. [link]
Michele Bachmann can win. But when she announces, she will be given a baptism of fire by a hostile press. They'll make every effort to "Sarah Palin" her - perhaps even by trotting out that washed-up worm, Katie Couric, to do their bidding. We'll quickly see if Bachmann has the right stuff to endure their slings and arrows.
If she does, she'll have my wholehearted support. While Obama and his ilk choose to ignore America's soaring problems, Michelle Bachmann truly wants to save this once-great country of ours.
Here's to Michele! You go, girl.