Bachmann, tea party take a hit
The Kansas City Star
First Herman Cain and now Michele Bachmann have essentially dropped out of the race to become America’s next president.
Just five months ago Bachmann was Iowa’s darling, winning the summertime straw poll there.
But on Tuesday she finished last among the serious presidential candidates in Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses. It was a disappointing comedown for Bachmann, who couldn’t capitalize on her founding of the tea party caucus in the U.S. House to win votes in Iowa.
Bachmann thus followed Cain as a fading star of the GOP contenders. Both once seemed like potential winners in the derby to face President Barack Obama this November.
And both fell woefully short of reaching that goal.