Michele Bachmann Update: Target on Her Back
by Jen Green
Life isn’t easy with a target on your back. Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is feeling the heat of being the new GOP frontrunner in Iowa. Just as they did with Sarah Palin in 2007 and 2008, the media has been dispatched in droves to uncover the “dirty” secrets in her past and the skeletons in her closet. The liberal media is going after her husband’s Christian counseling clinics for taking Medicaid money AND for taking “controversial” (read: Christian) stands on homosexuality.
And the real desperate media is writing articles about how many times her campaign or office has called the police or filed reports.
So far, Iowans seem undaunted by the press. The Des Moines Register released the American Research Group numbers yesterday and Bachmann sits at the top comfortably with 21%. It is interesting to note, though, that a good 10% of those polled are still undecided.