Michele Bachmann's Prospects Look Increasingly Dismal

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No one seems more eager to put an end to Michele Bachmann's presidential run than her former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, who continues to undermine the candidate's struggling organization. On Monday, Rollins said Bachmann has "run out of money and ideas" and that her effort in Iowa -- previously dubbed a "must win" state -- is doomed.

He's not alone. Bradlee Dean, a "hair-metal evangelist" from Bachmann's Minnesota district who is long-time supporter, took her to task on his radio show last week. He criticized her for turning into another say-nothing politician, ending with a cheese analogy and the quotable zinger, "Lady, you stink." Another Tea Party activist, Ned Ryun, has already called for her to throw in the towel before she brings the whole movement down with her.

We're still a couple months away from the first primaries, but the Republican nomination fight is quickly becoming a war of attrition.

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