I don’t have a stong opinion about Michele Bachmann yet, but I know this much: The media will follow the same playbook they did in 2008 with Sarah Palin. Conservative women cannot be allowed to get a tail wind. they must be personally destroyed. Gaffes and slips will be made into symptoms of stupidity or worse. Jason Mattera points out:
While the media are trying to paint Rep. Michele Bachmann (R.-Minn.) as a blunder-prone candidate—or “flake,” as Chris Wallace unjustifiably called her on “Fox News Sunday”—Barack Obama and many of his Democrat colleagues have played “Can You Top This?” with their own misstatements and slipups, and yet they do not receive even a scintilla of the scrutiny that Bachmann does.
Within the last three years, the media’s self-appointed smartest President in modern history has insulted the Special Olympics, mixed up the situations in Iraq and Afghanistan, falsely claimed that his American Uncle liberated Auschwitz, signed the Westminster Abbey guest book with the date 24 May 2008 when the date was really 24 May 2011, mispronounced “corpsman” when speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, and perhaps most egregiously, God’s gift to the presidency couldn’t even distinguish between living and dead Medal of Honor recipients.
But you don’t hear about Obumbler’s stumbles. Barak Hussein must be protected at all costs. See Noel Sheppard’s article at Newsbusters for more. I really liked this bit:
As Americans saw during the 2008 campaign as well as the past two and a half years, it’s more like Pee Wee football for Obama, as he can fumble at will and still get a pat on the head from his adoring press.