Since officially announcing her candidacy for the president of the United States on Monday, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s popularity has soared. According to a recent poll, Backmann now maintains 11% support in the state of New Hampshire.
Bachmann is in second place behind former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. After a strong performance from both Bachmann and Romney at the Republican Presidential debate at St. Anselm College, they both could potentially become running mates next year.
Left on the side of the road is Sarah Palin. It seems that the Tea party has put Palin on ice—replaced with their new darling Bachmann. Bachmann is a huge Tea Party advocate. Will Palin take being sidelined gracefully? Bachmann has the looks, political experience and smarts that eclipse Palin. Palin has been busy with damage control over the Paul Revere snafu and her daughter ruffling the McCain family feathers.
Palin couldn’t hold a candle to Bachmann. Bachmann is a highly educated tax attorney who served two terms as a Minnesota senator, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives. Clearly, her political experience is vastly superior to Palin’s.
It will be interesting to see if Mitt Romney chooses Bachmann as his running mate. Romney-Bachmann would be a formidable duo against Obama and Biden. The republicans need to pick candidates who appeal to the entire republican spectrum, otherwise Obama will not be the “One term president,” as Bachmann promises in all her speeches.