CuriousJockAZ saidI don't think she will ever get the nomination, though she could be a serious contender as V.P. depending on who does get the nomination. Regardless, you Dems on here acting so smug and thinking that people like Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin, and others are not forces to reckon with in the coming campaign are in for a serious rude awakening. Millions of Americans are seriously disgruntled with Obama. He is not likely to have near the support in 2012 that he had in 2008, so regardless of who does get the Republican nomination, they will likely be a potential and very viable threat to the Obama presidency.
Get real. Bachmann is an even bigger joke than Palin.
The vast majority of REPUBLICANS have said that Palin's unqualified.
I will agree that most Americans (me included) are dissatisfied with different aspects of President Obama's job performance. But, we're certainly not going to replace him with somebody who's 10,000 times worse. Supreme Court appointments, alone, are the reason to reelect him.
The election will come down to the Independent voters, as it almost always does. And, they saw the results of giving the House of Representatives to the Republicans, in 2010. In 2012, they'll be staying away from the Republicans, in droves.