Trump-Bachmann 2012: The all-crazy all-birther ticket
|A certain kind of dream ticket.|
A poll last week showed Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann duking it out for last place among likely Republican presidential candidates.
This week things are even worse: In a Washington Post / ABC News poll released today, likely Republican voters were asked who they'd vote for if their state primary or caucus were held today. The results weren't encouraging for team Minnesota: Both Bachmann and Pawlenty garnered just 1 percent of the hypothetical votes.
Mitt Romney did best, with 16 percent support. OK, fine. Romney is a former governor and an experienced candidate, and whatever you think of his policy positions, there are reasonable people who take him seriously.
Next up is Donald Trump, with 8 percent support. Let's say that again: Republican voters are eight times more likely to support a gibbering fame-whoring ambulatory toupee than they are to vote for Pawlenty or Bachmann.
But it's never too early to start talking about the silver medal. Pawlenty may be a lost cause, but Bachmann and the pig-eyed reality-show celebritwerp have some things in common, like an unabashed willingness to ride the crypto-racist birther issue to fame and fortune.
|Media freak Trump has star power Bachmann can only dream of.|
The kinship is so strong that the Atlantic is throwing out the notion of a Trump-Bachmann ticket. Coastal liberal elites that they are, the Atlantic is probably being ironic or something, but politics has a funny way of turning the comically unlikely into the all too real.
It's a nicely split ticket, after all: male/female, coastal/heartland, city mouse/country mouse. And there's always a certain strain of American ready to throw in overcooked bloviators.
So laugh while you can: Soon enough we may all be watching these two auditioning White House interns on prime-time TV.
Bachmann and the Birthers:
- Bachmann refuses to acknowledge Obama citizenship
- Bachmann embraces birther Orly Taitz
- Bachmann doubles down with birthers on GMA
- Bachmann won't show her birth certificate
- Tim Pawlenty: Barack Obama really is American
- Tim Pawlenty vs. Donald Trump, Birther
- Michele Bachmann poses beside "Kenyan village idiot" sign
- Michele Bachmann calls Barack Obama's birth certificate a facsimile