This is entertaining. Meet William Browning, who sees Michele Bachmann as DOOMING the GOP:
William Browning is a research librarian specializing in U.S. politics. Born in St. Louis, Browning is active in local politics and served as a campaign volunteer for President Barack Obama and Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill.
At least we know which side of the bread he butters, no?
Browning sees Michele as SO DANGEROUS for GOP voters:
No matter how well Bachmann does in Iowa it will not work out well for Republicans against President Barack Obama in the general election.
Iowa can be a place where candidates get momentum going into the main primary season. Yet in 2008, Mike Huckabee won almost three times the support of Sen. John McCain and then faltered. Bachmann may do well near her home state, but New Hampshire will be a different story.
It’s not her fault, really. Bachmann is simply being herself. She’s controversial, wants to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency to produce more jobs and often dodges questions by the mainstream media. Fiscal conservatives love her hard-nosed nature but mainstream voters with more intelligence will see through her attitude. What comes across as being rough and antagonistic against the current administration is simply a mask of someone who doesn’t want to deal with real issues.
Getting rid of an entire government agency doesn’t solve anything. If 2008 is any indication, neither will winning the Iowa caucus. Bachmann needs to enjoy her time in the spotlight now because it will fade after Iowa’s results.
At worst, Bachmann’s presence will split the GOP. If, by some miracle, she does well enough after Iowa but can’t defeat Romney, then she may decide to run as a third-party candidate. In that scenario, the GOP pledge to keep Obama a one-term president will fail when Bachmann takes votes away from mainstream Republicans.
Should Bachmann become the GOP’s choice for president, her lack of true policy experience will lead to a steamroll victory by Obama in November.
Hey, William: unless you’re renouncing your last Obama vote and campaign work, wouldn’t you want the GOP candidate you thought ol’ Barack would steamroll? Funny, that. You wouldn’t warn Republicans of the dangerous femme fatale who would lose the general election. You’d say, bring on the biggest loser! Easy peasy election!
Unless, of course, you were deathly afraid and your bony liberal knees were shaking in your perfectly creased pant leg that that smart, savvy woman could whip your man Barack.
Related: Pundette’s “Are you a flake?” roundup
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