Applause for Bachmann

Howard Kurtz highly praises Michele Bachmann’s performance at the debate last night:

The Minnesota congresswoman got the first audience roar of the night, promising that Barack Obama would be a one-term president.

She offered a passionate and inclusive defense of the Tea Party, saying that unlike the distorted picture painted by the media, the movement includes “disaffected Democrats,” ‘independents,” “libertarians” and “people who have never been political a day in their lives.” That, she declares, “is why the left fears it so much.”

She even positioned herself as a truth-teller, saying she “fought against my own party” behind closed doors by opposing the Bush administration’s much-reviled TARP bailout plan.

Not bad for a rookie who kept smiling as she reeled off her best lines.

Kurtz also points out that Bachmann was the only candidate on the stage who is currently employed. (Update: Kurtz was incorrect. Ron Paul, of course, is also a member of Congress.)

Posted by Lawrence Auster at June 14, 2011 02:40 PM | Send

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