Michele Bachmann’s Headaches: Real Issue or Not? By Cindy Cross
Should Michele Bachmann’s issue of suffering from migraine headaches impact her bid for president?
Herman Kane, fellow GOP presidential hopeful thinks her migraines are a non-issue, "If she's showing up for her events, and she's doing what she needs to do as a United States congresswoman, people shouldn't worry about her migraines," Cain told The Associated Press after a fundraiser in New Hampshire. "My wife has migraine headaches. I understand migraines. So I just think it's a non-issue."
The media has recently been condescending, hinting that Bachmann might become incapacitated during a critical time if she were to be elected.
In a recent interview, Bachmann admitted that her headaches, in their most severe form, have forced her to a hospital emergency room for treatment.
Bachmann has made it clear that her headaches have not interfered with her duties as a member of Congress; they won’t interfere as president either.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, suggested this week that the issue with her headaches is a legitimate concern. "If you're going to be president of the United States you've got to be able to do the job every day, all the time. There's no real time off in that job," he said.
Are the other GOP contenders just trying to rain on Bachmann’s parade? Polls show Bachmann and Mitt Romney neck and neck as first place favorites.
Karl Rove, former adviser of George Bush made a suggestion for Bachmann, "If you're going to be president of the United States you've got to be able to do the job every day, all the time. There's no real time off in that job," he said. He went on to suggest that she release her medical records to the press to help dissipate any concerns from potential voters.
Migraines afflict over 28 million Americans, I think it may work to her advantage—she’s got ailments just like the rest of us.
Is the media being too critical, or is this really an issue?