All things considered, she is the best thing that the ultraconservative front has going for it, which is why it is completely unsurprising that she was thrown under the bus. Knowing the ins and outs of the legislative process in a way that only Perry could have the capacity to dream of (on second thought, Perry might not), and possessing an energetic spirit that exposes Santorum's wet cardboard for exactly what it is, Bachmann would have been a respectable opponent for a more mainstream candidate along the lines of Mitt Romney or Jon Huntsman. Alas, she will more than likely wither away after an embarrassing defeat in her birth state of Iowa, leaving the far right to busy itself with Perry, Santorum, and, if he has not done himself in with his own sheer idiocy masked in supreme arrogance by this point, Newt Gingrich. At any rate, her steadfastness and will to meet an obstacle must be commended.
Michele Bachmann, this Teddy Roosevelt-Nelson Rockefeller-Dwight Eisenhower Republican wishes you nothing but the best in your future personal, though not necessarily partisan, endeavors.