As you probably have heard, Ed Rollins, the very man who said “I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman who’s every bit as attractive,” has left the Michele Bachmann for President Campaign. His senior deputy heavy hitter David Polyansky is also departing.
I’m pretty sure that this is step three in a three-step sabotage plan that Michele Bachmann herself is blissfully unaware of.
Rollins is a major, big time heavy hitter. He’s the guy who re-elected Ronald Reagan, and nothing bigger than Ronald Reagan has ever happened to the Republican Party. He’s managed several other high profile campaigns as well.
When Rollins first came on board with Minnesota’s own Meshugna’s campaign, it looked suspicious to me. I felt that it meant either Rollins was up to something or had hit hard times, or perhaps that Bachmann’s Tea Party really was the future of the Republican Party. And pursuant to my concerns (taking those with more serious consequences more seriously, despite their unlikelihood, because I think like a human rather than a Utility Curve) I tried to warn people that her campaign was serious. At first people didn’t listen, or they scoffed, but then she started getting double digit poll readings and eventually knocked her fellow North Starian out of the race in Iowa, and they stopped snickering behind my back mostly. About that, at least.
My current thinking is that this was part of a conspiracy to give the Tea Party some rope, then slap the horse, leaving it kicking its feet in the air, all for the benefit of the more mainstream (yet far too conservative and anti-science) core of the Republican Party.
Step one would have been Rollins signing on, giving Bachmann credibility as well as helping to make the campaign work for a while. That happened.
Step three would be what just happened: Pulling out and while doing so, slipping a shiv in the woman’s side at the same time, in this case by announcing that this was now a two person race, neither one of which was Bachmann. That is very unusual thing for a professional campaign manager to mention while departing a campaign.
The second step, the part in the middle, is very interesting if true: That would be putting the edge on Teh Crazy, though I’m sure that in Michele Bachmann’s case, that would be like getting a job shining grease. We are now learning that Rollins is the one who prompted Michele Bachmann to align herself, accidentally, with professional Clown, Multiple-Rapist and Serial Killer John Wayne Gacy. Were some of Bachmann’s other goofs orchestrated in this way? So far this is mere conjecture (as opposed to my larger-scale, over-arching conspiracy theory, which is bold conjecture). We await further evidence to link Rollins’ activity to Bachmann’s campaign missteps. Bachmann has always been good at screwing the pooch, so this may be hard to sort out.
Perhaps time will tell, perhaps not. In any event, you must continue to take Bachmann seriously. For my part, I want her to stay in the race and do well. I’d love to see a Bachmann-Obama match up, just for the sport. Oh, and think about when it comes time for Bachmann to pick a running mate. I’m betting she picks Mr. Bachmann. No matter what, watching that process will be as much fun as watching train wreck, and who can ever turn away from watching a train wreck!? I also want her to stay in the race because I think it might interfere slightly with her remaining in Congress.
But on the other hand, we have to be careful. Many of you are too young to remember how utterly absurd the idea was that Ronald Reagan would be elected president. Even fewer of you are old enough to remember how utterly absurd the idea was that Richard Nixon could be elected president. Don’t make me mention Herbert Hoover.
In case you are just coming on board and don’t know who Michele Bachmann is, there is this:
Did she say “Tinkling down your leg”????