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Bachmann pins all her hopes on an unregistered voter.

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@johannacox: WE CANNOT HAVE A PRESIDENT WITH A FRENCH MANICURE.

Jon Huntsman told CNN interviewer Piers Morgan on Monday that if asked by the Minnesota congresswoman to run as her vice president he’d “be the first person to sign up, absolutely.” But then he tried quickly to backtrack, saying the answer was based on a hypothetical question and that he has no doubt he’ll win the Republican nomination. Mr Huntsman, the former Utah governor, who was appointed ambassador to China by President Barack Obama, says that every time he’s been asked to serve his country he’s answered “yes.

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Michele Bachmann gave Elvis Presley, whose songs she uses at her events, happy birthday wishes today while she was in Spartanburg, S.C.

Unfortunately, today’s the 34th anniversary of the day he died.

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Until Perry’s popularity in Iowa can be verified by polls of likely Caucus-goers, the most plausible scenario is a Bachmann win in the Caucuses, followed by Romney victories in Nevada and New Hampshire, and then a Perry breakthrough in South Carolina. This scenario would take the GOP into uncharted territory, since there’s never been a presidential nominating contest where the first three big states were won by three different candidates, all of them with some level of national support and all of them demonstrably strong fundraisers. It’s the sort of situation where relatively small developments—a gaffe, a strong or poor debate performance, a monomaniacal series of attacks from minor candidates, a failure to meet media expectations—could become very big deals.

Photo: Marcus Bachmann (R), husband of Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), gets a kiss from a supporter in his wife’s tent during the Iowa Straw Poll outside the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa. By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images.

You have restored in me my faith in America.

Michele Bachmann

Hmmm, that sounds familiar, like something the FLOTUS once said and was maligned for by the GOP.

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HOW DARE SHE! HER FAITH IN AMURRICA WAS RESTORED? THAT TRAITOR, REAL AMURRICANS DON’T NEED FAITH RESTORATION!!!!!1!!111!

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For someone whose ideology is really defined by a strong dislike for government, if you look at the way she’s supported herself over the years, it’s mostly through the government. After law school, she works at the IRS, she’s there for four years, then in 1992 she starts taking in foster children and does that from 1992-1998 and is paid by the state to do that. She then works briefly for a local charter school and then she starts running for office and becomes first an employee of the state of Minnesota and then a congresswoman, an employee of the federal government. … Her husband is a psychologist [who] has two counseling clinics that like any other medical professional [clinic] takes lots of money from Medicare and Medicaid — and then on top of that, has received generous farm subsidies for a farm he owns in Wisconsin.

On today’s Fresh Air, New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza on Michele Bachmann. (via nprfreshair)

In today’s lesson of “Do as I say, not as I do.”

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Marcus Bachmann plopped down on the seat next to me, in the back of the plane. He pointed at my laptop and asked if he could take a look. “All I want to know is what they’re saying about me,” he said. “Newsweek came up with the word ‘silver fox.’ Tell me what ‘silver fox’ means.”

“Do you want me to tell you honestly?” I asked.

“Oh, don’t tell me it’s something gay!” he said. “Because I’ve been called that before.” Marcus is a psychologist who runs a clinic that employs people Michele described in 2006 as “Biblical world-view counsellors,” who “reach out and try to bring the medicine of the Gospel to come and heal people.”

I explained that “silver fox” probably had more to do with the color of his hair.

“O.K., I can handle that,” he said. Tera, the assistant, assured him that it was a positive term.