TROUBLE: Campaign Manager Ed Rollins And His Deputy Step Down From Bachmanns Campaign

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    Well, well well. She is citing health reasons but to have his deputy step down too because of differences is a sign of clear trouble. Bachmann gaffes and the gay issue with her husbands clinic just has been a problem for her in my opinion. That plus Palin crashing the state fair in Iowa drawing crowds away from her and then over the weekend Palin made two big speeches, one in Bachmann's homestate and one yesterday morning in New Hampshire and drew huge crowds for both was a bad sign for her since she has never been able to draw that kind of support. On a side note, Palin's speech yesterday in New Hampshire even drew a crowd double the size of Romneys who also gave a speech in NH yesterday.


    Story on Bachmanns Campaign Chief:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/us/politics/06bachmann.html
     
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    Oh goodie, I can't wait to see Palin's cellulite legs on the campaign trail...
     
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    I don't know what's been funnier, Bachmann's campaign itself, or the media covering it with a straight face.
     
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    I agree. It sounds like her campaign is coming apart. I wonder what this might mean for the prospect of Palin getting in?
     
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    Okay. Palin still isn't getting in.

    I think Bachmann jumped the Shark at Ames... She's been sinking into double digits.

    The real fight right now is between Perry for the TEA and Religious conservative factions of the GOP vs. Romney for the Establishment and Wall Street factions.
     
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    Meanwhile, Perry continues to open up his lead...

    RealClearPolitics - Election 2012 - 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination

    Here's how it's going to play out.

    Some time between now and Iowa, Palin is going to endorse Perry, and the few dead enders will fall into line.

    Perry will beat Bachmann in Iowa, and she'll fold up her tent. She'll call it a victory as she got the party to embrace TEA principles.

    Romney will win New Hampshire, but Perry will place a close second. (I think there's a 10% chance Perry could win New Hampshire with momentum from Iowa, which means the rest of the dominos will fall.)

    Perry will win South Carolina, and after that, his momentum will become irresitable.
     
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    That's certainly a plausible scenario. But can he win the nomination without winning something in the Midwest and Northeast? Romney can certainly make it tough for Perry in those regions.
     
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    There are several politicians I would like to see as VP, not president, and Bachmann is one of them. I don't wish to see her OR Palin as president.....
     
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    More votes for Ron Paul!
     
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    Again, I don't see how. I haven't talked to one person who has told me about how they just can't WAIT to get out and vote for Mitt Romney.

    Mitt Romney's constituency is 1) Wall Street, 2) The GOP Estabishment and 3) Mormons.

    Not a really big slice of the electorate. They can generate enough money to maybe fool stupid people for a while, but that didn't work in 2008 and it probably won't work this time.
     

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