During and immediately following the CNN debate tonight, the twitterverse was filled with praises for Michele Bachmann. Many declared her the winner, but why did she fare so well? And why were people so surprised?
The answer is simple. People were expecting her to fail, to look like she didn’t belong, and to say the wrong things. Not only did she hold her own, she schooled many of the other candidates in her responses and exuded a passion that resonated with the viewers. Many didn’t expect it (due to the unfair slant she receives from the media on a daily basis), so it made her look even stronger. And on top of it all, she looked fantastic. She’s a triple threat.
Way to go Rep. Bachmann!