In the Ames IA straw poll, Michelle Bachmann bought 4,000 votes by buying 4,000 tickets at $30 each so supporters could vote. And they say she won by less than 1 %. That means had she not bought 4,000 tickets for supporters Ron Paul would have won by a landslide. I am from MN and Bachmann would not even will state senate here. She is only strong in her district. She constantly says stupid things.
It is my belief that Rick Perry is the chosen one by the Elites (he has attended an Bilderberg meeting and helped get the NAFTA super highway through and was Al Gore’s campaign manager). They are using Bachmann because much like Palin she is entertaining and keeps the media away from the issues and off of a critical look at Perry. The bonus with her is she’s a women (so you have the token women in the race) and because of all the dumb things she has said in the past she’s likely to say something dumb eventually and fizzle out as a candidate and if she doesn’t they can pull a number out from past media coverage to take her down. I believe she knows she is being used and has no hope of winning and is in the game for her own ego and in hopes of landing fame and money like Palin did.
Ron Paul I believe has freaked them out. They are hoping to ignore him and he will go away, but it looks like it might be hard for them to do. It will be interesting to see how long they can keep up this maybe if we ignore Ron Paul he will just go away strategy. If this strategy does not work they will try to demonize his supporters as radicals and terrorists and go after his character. Remember what George Bush jr did to McCain with the phone calls saying he had a mixed child born out of an affair (which was actually his adopted child). I will put a sign for Ron Paul either way in my lawn and I am excited to be able to vote for a candidate I actually believe in instead of the lesser of two evils.
Here is a great clip from The Daily Show about the presses lack of coverage of Ron Paul
Media Admits they are Ignoring Ron Paul despite the fact he basically tied Bachmann in the IA straw poll