It’s official — The Flake (a.k.a. Michele Bachmann) has announced her candidacy for the 2012 Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States of America. It now does not matter what the Tea Party Queen (a.k.a. Sarah Palin) because the Tea Party Princess (Bachmann) is in. The entertainment value of the race for the Republican nomination just went up about 200%.
While we’re at this, let’s correct some vocabulary here, shall we? All these Republicans — Romney, Gingrich, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Santorum, etc. — are not running for President of the United States. They are running for the Republican nomination to run for President of the United States. Only one of them will actually run for the presidency. The rest of them right now are only running for the opportunity to be the one who loses to President Barack Obama.
That being said, The Flake is in…
And, given the current state of the Republican party, I do not in any way discount her chances of winning the nomination. The general election, however, will be a different story. She will lose to Barack Obama in a landslide.