Michele Bachmann's Prospects Look Increasingly Dismal

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.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Politics

Just In