Remember when Michele Bachmann was a heavyweight rival to Mitt Romney, even winning the Ames Straw Poll and being referred to by CNN as “a viable contender for the White House”? So do we, vaguely… But only very vaguely. So we got to reflecting on what happened to Michele Bachmann. Obviously a large part of it has to do with the rise of Perry and Cain, and the consequent fracturing of support from the tea party and evangelicals. But TPM’s Thomas Lane thinks that something else is at work… and he explains what in the video below.
Originally from Scotland, Michael was a freelance video editor before joining TPM in the summer of 2011. He lives in New York with his wife and two cats and is a lifelong fan of The World Famous Dundee United.