Ron Carey is a former chair of the Minnesota GOP (2005-09) and until a year ago, he was chief of staff for Rep. Michele Bachmann. In a blistering op-ed in today's Des Moines Register, Carey says this about his former boss:
She is not prepared to assume the White House in 2013.
Carey paints a picture of a dysfunctional, out-of-touch politician failing to meet even the basic standards of public service.
The Bachmann campaign and congressional offices I inherited were wildly out of control. Stacks upon stacks of unopened contributions filled the campaign office while thousands of communications from citizens waited for an answer. If she is unable, or unwilling, to handle the basic duties of a campaign or congressional office, how could she possibly manage the magnitude of the presidency?
Carey, a software executive, could only stand the Bachmann office for five months before he quit. It now appears he may have quit in disgust rather than any other reason. He closes with a roundhouse blow (emphasis added):
I know Michele Bachmann very well. She is a faithful conservative with great oratory skills, but without any leadership experience or real results from her years in office. She is not prepared to assume the White House in 2013.