Well, she is now polling second in Iowa behind Romney. She is only 1 point behind him and they have quite a lead over the third place Herman Cain. Congresswoman Bachmann made her "official" announcement yesterday in her birthplace in Waterloo, Iowa. A place that John Wayne's family did live in briefly by the way. She personalized that town with stories of her time in the elementary school and the street she grew up on. Stories of her mom and her dad, and wove that into a narrative about middle America and the dreams that we still hold dear. Dreams that she hopes to get government out of the way so we can pursue again.
I was reading some of the coverage as I missed most of the speech yesterday. I came across this article on a CNN blog. The post was more about Bachmann's dedication to her faith than the announcement. The question they are asking is she the Evangelical Feminist. Bachmann, like myself, is a Evangelical Lutheran. She prays daily and believes that God is instrumental in how she lives her life and gives her guiding force for the direction her life takes. A concept that the far left and at least some in media find abhorrent. The article itself isn't overly anti-Bachmann nor is it overly anti-Christian.
But take a look at the photo they decided to use:
This photo is so unflattering. Regardless of where you may fall on the political spectrum and if you agree with her political stances, Bachmann is a very attractive 50-something woman. I have more wrinkles than she does and I am a decade younger. She obviously takes very good care of herself and this is the photo that they choose?
This photo is designed to make her look bad. Even though the coverage in the article seems fair minded, they have to get that dig in any way they can. I know because that is what I have done from time to time. I find the most unflattering photo I can find of say Nanny Pelosi to demonstrate my point. So you can't convince me that she isn't the intention of CNN.
Bachmann will made to look almost demonic because of her religious and political views. Women in general get treated this way by the media and it just gets that much worse when that woman is pro-life, religious, and a member of the GOP.
If you really want to see how we now have BDS (Bachmann Derangement Syndrome) go take a look at the comments under this article. People are sick, especially when it comes to a person being open about their faith in God.
As a side note, I love it when liberals tell the truth: One commenter said:
A feminist believes women have the right to choose... therefore, Bachmann is not a feminist. Story done.
So, it is true that feminism is now only about one issue; abortion. Thanks for the confirmation.