Wednesday, March 20, 2013

A Primary Challenger for Michele Bachmann?

Roll Call had an article about Michele Bachmann today, called “Bachmann Seeks Redemption at Home” about the Congresswoman’s concerted efforts to be more available in her district following her Presidential run.

It was a pretty decent article, as far as Bachmann articles go (short on the typical hyperbole that she seems to attract), but this part caught my eye:

Bachmann could also face competition for the state GOP endorsement and in the primary, according to Marianne Stebbins, a supporter of former Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, and chairwoman of the Minnesota delegation to the Republican National Convention last year.

I know I’m still kind of new around here, but I have been around long enough to know that when Ms. Stebbins starts talking this way, there’s more to the story than meets the eye.

At the not-so-subtle urging of Ben Dally, one of my favorite Liberty Lovers on Twitter, the question was raised to Ms. Stebbins herself:

So I asked Ms. Stebbins if she was actively working on a Primary challenge to Bachmann. She said no – bigger fish to fry.

What’s interesting about that assertion is that there seems to be evidence to the contrary.  From a For-Liberty-Eyes-Only Facebook Group a few weeks ago:

The exchange starts with Ms. Stebbins asking for someone in CD6 who really wants to “stir things up” over the next 1.5 – 2 years, helping out a candidate (top-level talent) who has already been recruited.

Say, don’t we have elections for the US House every two years?  Isn’t CD6 Michele Bachmann’s district?

I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, though.

Probably working on a Liberty Fish Fry.

P.S. INTJ is a Meyers-Briggs Personality Type. That is explained later in the thread.