Michele Bachmann should not be enjoying all the praise the Palin haters are throwing her way, for they don’t really mean it, except as a tool to “shut the door” on Palin. Example:
Doug Mataconis about last night’s debate:
Bachmann is a much better public speaker [than Palin] and, say whatever one might about her ideas, she is able to present them in a much more polished manner than Palin has ever been able to.
Doug Mataconis previously:
ABC News is reporting that one of the more bizarre members of the Republican House caucus is thinking about running for President …. Of course, “mulling” a Presidential bid is different from actually running, and even if she actually ran Bachmann would be, at best, a gadfly who got press attention for her outrageous statements. Good for entertainment value, not a serious candidate.
A useful tool is still a tool.