Bachmann and That Old Time Religion
It's not going to get better. Polls go up, and the magnifying glasses come out in force. While Michelle Bachmann might be rejoicing over her recent successes, the backlash is still in the wings. It's just starting to trickle in.
I said before that Bachmann's religiosity and distaste for gays would work against her. Her husband's practice is under greater scrutiny, and undercover videos have hit the major networks. Ann Coulter can cry foul all she wants, but now this falls under the law of the political jungle. Nothing is sacred, and everything is free game.
Bachmann might be playing a good game. If her apparent paranoia over people trying to get too close to her is any indication, it is not out of the realm to consider whether or not she'll really make it for the long-haul in just the campaign. If she thought the people's desire to get close to her was already bad, she's in for a rude awakening on the 2012 Election campaign trail.
As for her sometimes mentioned history as a tax attorney, many of her supporters might not like who her client was - Uncle Sam. It's one thing to work as a tax attorney on behalf of taxpayers. It's something else entirely to do it for the IRS. Tea Partiers aren't "for" the IRS, by the way. Bachmann's claims that she reached her negative opinion about the tax code while working as a tax attorney takes on a whole different light. Does she dislike the code because of what it does to the people and their finances, or because it gave her difficulty when she had to defend it in court on behalf of the IRS?
But it's still early. With this plentiful crop of scariness already out in the open, one can only imagine what frightening skeletons are lurking deep within the Bachmann closet. Unless she decides to duck out very early, we'll all get to find out - soon.