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US prez hopeful and ID sympathizer Michele Bachman holding her own

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Consider. Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul, who garnered nearly 60 percent of the votes cast, were both among the two dozen House members who voted against the final bipartisan deal to raise the debt ceiling. Neither blanched at shutting down the U.S. government.

It almost feels like some people want the US to survive? Like, they think government is an abstraction and only the people are real. How did they GET that idea?

Bachmann’s victory was stunning.

Every other candidate had been in Iowa organizing before she ever got into the race seven weeks ago. Yet she emerged with nearly 5,000 votes, the largest total ever amassed in an Iowa straw poll, with the single exception of George W. Bush’s tsunami in 1999.

‘Course, tomorrow there’s the real world.

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