It’s Early, But…

I know it’s early for 2014, but GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is already running TV ads for her re-election campaign in Minnesota.

A new PPP poll shows her 2012 Dem opponent, Jim Graves, who plans to try again, ahead of Bachmann, 47 to 45.

Last time, Graves lost by only 5,000 votes, little more than 1% of the vote.  And last time, Bachmann wasn’t dealing with a blossoming campaign finance scandal from her 2012 presidential campaign.

Maybe Bachmann will go where she belongs, looking pretty and spouting crazy on Fox.

FBI Joins Bachmann Investigation

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) is already under investigation by the Federal Elections Commission, the Office of Congressional Ethics, and the Iowa State Senate ethics committee for possible campaign finance violations in her 2012 presidential campaign.

Now the FBI is joining the party, which means possible criminal charges and penalties.

I want to see her gone from the House as much as, well, as much as she wants to see the Kenyan Muslim Communist gone from the White House.

I don’t care if she goes to jail, I just want her out of politics forever, replaced by someone a little brighter and a lot less crazy.  That would be just about anyone who lives in her district.

 

Complaint Against Bachmann at Federal Election Commission

Peter Waldron, who was national field coordinator for Michele Bachmann’s failed 2012 presidential campaign, has filed a complaint against her at the FEC.*

He claims that she improperly used money from MichelePAC to pay fundraiser Guy Short for work on the presidential campaign.

He also claims that she hid payments to Kent Sorenson, her Iowa chairman.  As an Iowa state senator, Sorenson couldn’t legally be paid for work on a presidential campaign.

* “Ex-Bachmann aide alleges campaign finance violations,” Kevin Diaz, StarTribune

Troubling, Very Troubling

Watching the Obama campaign send Bill Clinton to Minnesota and Joe Biden to Pennsylvania.

At this late date, you campaign in swing states and don’t waste time in solid states.  So you have to wonder how solid Minnesota and Pennsylvania are.

The Romney campaign claims they’re expanding the map not to get to 270, but to get to 300.  Since they lie about everything else, I sure hope they’re lying about this.

Bachmann’s Opponent Talks Camels

Michele Bachmann’s bizarre claims that Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s top aide, is an agent for the Muslim Brotherhood are hurting her in her home district.

Jim Graves, who is running against Bachmann for Congress, said that even Republicans in the district are turning against her:  “A lot of Republicans say, ‘This is the straw that broke the camel’s back.  We just can’t afford to have this uncertainty and fear mongering and McCarthyism.'”

Uh-oh, he’s talking about camels?  I’m sure Bachmann will take that as a sign that he must be working for the Muslim Brotherhood too.

 

It’s All About Mitt

While Rick Santorum basks in the media attention and money raising of his wins in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado, we should remember that this really isn’t about him, just as Newt’s win in South Carolina wasn’t really about Newt.

No offense, Frothy, but last night’s votes don’t reflect love for you so much as disdain for and distrust of Mitt.

And these guys are fighting over a worthless prize anyway.  Neither Mitt nor Newt nor Santorum nor, God forbid, Ron Paul can beat President Obama.

Santorum would energize some voters who are turned off by Mitt, but he’d alienate others with his Taliban-like views.  It’s just a different path to defeat.