Michele Bachmann Forming Exploratory Committee
CNN reports Rep. Michele Bachmann will form an preidential exploratory committee. If Bachmann runs she will be the Republican Party's version of Dennis Kucinich. Like Kucinich, a portion of the party's base will be attracted to Bachmann's candidacy. The rest of the base will think Bachmann, either has no chance to win or is too weird for the presidency.
The problem with Bachmann and Kucinich is that they both serve in the House of Representative. James Garfield is the last sitting member of the House to be elected president. Richard Nixon and George H.W. Bush served in the House. Nixon and Bush served as vice-presidents before assuming the presidency. The House is a horrible springboard for a presidential candidate.
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