Next Tuesday, President Obama will deliver his 2011 State of the Union Address. Rep. Paul Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin and chairman of the House Budget Committee, has been selected to deliver his party’s “official” rebuttal. Not one to let a media opportunity slip by, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota and founder of the Tea Party Caucus, has decided that she, too, will deliver her own post-State-of-the-Union-Address address. Her speech will “supplement” Ryan’s GOP rebuttal with a “Tea Party” perspective. It will be webcast on the Tea Party Express Web site and will follow Congressman Ryan’s speech. Anyone wondering why Bachmann is planning to do this?
According to The Note, an ABC News blog, a source close to Bachmann has hinted that the Congresswoman has presidential ambitions. In fact, she was in Des Moines yesterday speaking at a fundraiser for “Iowans for Tax Relief.” Bachmann certainly sounded like she was buttering up folks from the heartland of this nation when she said: “It isn’t all the office seekers coming through here that will decide whether America will go on being an exceptional nation. It will be Iowans that make that decision. You will be the ones to decide. That is why I am so excited. Because I feel like I know you. Because I was born here. I was raised here. These are my values. I feel we understand each other.”
So…the Congresswoman from Minnesota who said she wanted people in her state “armed and dangerous” may actually be considering a run for the presidency of the United States. I wonder who she’d choose as a running mate? Glenn Beck? Sean Hannity? Louis Gohmert?
Do you believe Michele Bachmann has serious presidential aspirations? Do you think she would be a viable Republican candidate in 2012?
A Bachmann Concerto (my previous post about Michele Bachmann)