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  •  I think you're right about "shooting for (16+ / 0-)

    vice president." Bachmann's presence on the ticket with someone more acceptable to the GOP establishment and mainstream voters (say, Romney)... worth millions in votes, in evangelical conservative volunteers and political machines around the country, in free air time on evangelical radio stations.

    It's tough to convince people who know she's batshit crazy (and I think her political views are batshit crazy) that she's a political asset on a GOP White House ticket. McCain would have done even worse against Obama if he'd "veeped" some establishment Republican instead of Palin: he would have lost the religious right's political machine.

    Bachmann can serve as the new Palin on the next GOP ticket. Some progressives and liberals hope that Bachmann will be on that ticket--they're sure they can beat such a ticket.

    I say: it all depends on the state of the economy, the administration, and the world in the run up to the next election.

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