The Daily Caller is running a report that Michele Bachmann suffers from frequent severe migraines and is heavily medicated, rendering her incapacitated for days at a time.  The sourcing is entirely from anonymous former aides. 

I don’t know if the story is true, or even if true in some aspects, is overblown.  I’ll give Bachmann the benefit of the doubt, but she needs to address the accusations promptly and herself, not through a spokesman.

It would be easy to lash out at TDC for doing the dirty work, but if it is true in substantial part, then TDC did us all a favor.  Better to know about and address an issue which might affect a candidate’s capacity to be president before the candidate is the nominee.

One of the benefits of a candidate who has been subjected to scrutiny, smears, false rumors and attack over the course of years is that there will be no surprises when it is too late. 

I can think of several present and possible Republican candidates who have survived the onslaught, and are stronger for it.