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March 2, 2011

Michele Bachmann: Not Ready for Prime Time

Listed in: Other Domestic Policy, NJDC News, Opinions

Originally Published in Politico’s Arena

By David A. Harris, President and CEO of the National Jewish Democratic Council

Michele Bachmann is not remotely a viable presidential candidate for 2012. From her awkward additional State of the Union response to some of her truly bizarre statements (wanting to reduce the federal government to its “original size,” claiming that 1.6 million people attended Glenn Beck’s Washington rally, declaring that the Obama administration is turning America into a “nation of slaves”), she’s not close to ready for prime time.

Having said that, here’s hoping she tries—and tries hard. It will only help bring Democrats together.