July 20, 2011, - 2:50 pm
As you should know from my previous posts on this site over the last few years, I’m not exactly a huge fan of any of the announced Republican candidates for President. That said, the one I like the most (so far) is Michele Bachmann. She’s made several silly verbal gaffes, but I can live with that. And, in general, I like her positions on the issues, which she articulates well. She also understands the jihadist threat to America and is willing to say so.
Huge Headache?: Tucker Carlson Tries to Destroy Michele Bachmann
Now, it has come up–through a hit piece on faux-conservative, bowtied-brat, “Dancing with the Stars” contestant, and failed MSNBC/CNN/PBS host/FOX News contributor Tucker Carlson’s Daily Caller–that Bachmann is plagued by migraine headaches that would allegedly keep her from performing her duties adequately as President.
As someone who suffers from debilitating migraine headaches, I sympathize with Mrs. Bachmann. I only get 1-3 of them a year, and they have never stopped me from adequately representing clients, showing up in court, or keeping obligations. I work through it and do what I have to do, and I usually get them on the weekends when I finally get respite from a lot of hard work and little sleep. Bachmann’s case is reportedly more severe and has taken her off the campaign trail and away from work at least once a month, if the reports are to be believed, and I’m not sure I believe them. If the reports are true and she’s taken away for days on end every month, then she would not be a good choice for President. On the other hand, how many days has Barack Obama absconded from the work of the nation for the important duties of golf, hanging out in Hawaii or Martha’s Vineyard, or hanging out with rapper Jay-Z?
If Bachmann’s headaches took her away from work so often, I believe we’d have heard about it earlier in her three-term Congressional career. She is hated by the entire left and the media, and they are constantly trolling for something on her. Given that and the kind of media world in which we now live, it’s very difficult these days, unlike in the time of JFK, to keep stuff like this a secret. It can be done, but it’s nearly impossible. However, yesterday, when ABC News’ Brian Ross asked her if the headaches ever caused her to miss votes, she did not respond. That’s troubling. If she missed a few votes for migraines, it’s not a big deal. If she missed major votes because of it, it might be more important, but no more so than any other Member of Congress missing votes for illness, which happens and we put up with it. Mrs. Bachmann should have responded with a truthful answer, instead of avoiding the question. When people do that, it’s suspicious, and now every vote she ever missed will be scrutinized with the question of, “Hey, did she have her migraine then?”
I think Michele Bachmann could answer all of the questions and move on, if she released her medical records. Then, we would know the full story. And we could certainly say she’s been far more open than the current President who won’t release records on much of anything. We don’t know anything about his college years, and he won’t even tell us about his more recent experiences at anti-Israel, jihadist confabs, like his appearance at Rashid Khalidi’s Arab American Action Network dinner, where the entertainment was a bunch of young kids who do “dances” consisting of simulated beheadings of American soldiers.
Because of the nature of Republican politics and primaries, I don’t think Bachmann will be the Republican nominee for President, despite her strong showing in the polls, right now. As we all know, the nominee usually ends up being some empty-headed, faux-conservative talk show host type like John McCain or Mitt Romney. And I think that Romney–who denounced America when he ran the bloated Olympics and doesn’t have the guts or decency to speak out against his church’s multi-million dollar contributions to a HAMAS charity–will, sadly, be the nominee. Mitt happens.
I would be happy to vote for Michele Bachman if she were the nominee. And I believe Mitt Romney’s people are the reason this story was released. She is his biggest threat. And he wants to make sure the establishment candidate–himself–takes the prize. With Tucker Carlson’s help, this story is doing Bachmann some damage.
What do you think about this whole thing? Do you believe the stories? Is it just an attempt to trash and destroy Michele Bachmann’s surging campaign?
We will learn more as the campaign season continues. Remember, the Iowa Caucuses are just a half-year away.