In full disclosure, not only am I from Minnesota, but I happen to live in the 6th Congressional District, which makes Rep. Michele Bachmann my state representative. Because of this, I’ve had many opportunities to see her speak. Despite all those opportunities, today, I saw Bachmann at her finest.
Today was her first appearance in her home state since she told the world that she had filed her papers to run for the Presidency of the United States in last Monday’s debate.
She was electric, on point, and most importantly – authentic. If there is one thing you can count on from Michele Bachmann, it is that you get what you see. She knows who she is, knows what she believes in and isn’t afraid to tell you. She takes a position, and sticks to it, even if its not popular. Every now and then that gets her a little political trouble, but she doesn’t care, because she believes in her principles even when they aren’t popular or “politically correct.”
In my opinion, this is her greatest asset. You know exactly where she stands. The American people are yearning for a leader that will be strong, tell it like it is, and have a clear direction. They are also yearning for a leader that will respect the Constitution, our freedoms, our image as a world power, and who is willing to make the hard decisions to get our country back on track. Bachmann is definitely all those things.
Well done, Michele. Well done.