Looks like Bachmann's ship is capsizing

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From MSNBC: More aides leave Bachmann campaign.

ST. PAUL Minn.http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&where1=ST. PAUL Minn.&sty=h&form=msdate — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is losing her pollster and senior adviser in a staff exodus that raises questions about the viability of her White House bid and her campaign finances.

Pollster Ed Goeas plans to leave the campaign after upcoming debates in New Hampshire and Nevada, and senior adviser Andy Parrish is returning to the Minnesota congresswoman's office where he served as chief of staff.

"Given the changing caucus and primary schedule, we will not be utilizing full-time polling consultants and (will) concentrate heavily on retail politics in Iowa," said Alice Stewart, a Bachmann spokeswoman. "Ed will work on several projects with us this month, then we shift focus to Iowa and he will shift to other projects not associated with the campaign."

An adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss personnel moves confirmed Parrish's departure. Parrish had moved to Iowa this past summer to build support before the state's leadoff 2012 caucuses.

The moves signal an effort to preserve money three months ahead of the first Republican nominating contests. Bachmann began July with about $3.6 million, most of which had been transferred from her congressional campaign account....


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This means that the FEC report over Bachmann becomes very, very important.
This is a sign that her campaign did not meet it's fundraising goals.
A campaign that dries up financially usually ends pretty quickly. McCain was more the exception than the rule in 2007-2008.
 
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It was only a matter of time. Extremists make for entertaining headlines and soundbites but they rarely carry a party nomination much less a national election. Anyone who thinks someone like Bachmann, Palin or even Paul can carry a national election do not have a very good understanding of the width of diversity among the U.S. voting population.
 

jackalope

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The moves signal an effort to preserve money three months ahead of the first Republican nominating contests. Bachmann began July with about $3.6 million, most of which had been transferred from her congressional campaign account....[/COLOR]

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This means that the FEC report over Bachmann becomes very, very important.
This is a sign that her campaign did not meet it's fundraising goals.
A campaign that dries up financially usually ends pretty quickly. McCain was more the exception than the rule in 2007-2008.[/FONT]

I knew she was running out of cash, but didn't realize she'd transferred cash from her Congressional campaign account. Wonder what this will mean for her re-election run in MN-06?
 

Jets

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When I hear phrases like "campaign manager quits" the beginning of the end is near.:beaten:
 
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It was only a matter of time. Extremists make for entertaining headlines and soundbites but they rarely carry a party nomination much less a national election. Anyone who thinks someone like Bachmann, Palin or even Paul can carry a national election do not have a very good understanding of the width of diversity among the U.S. voting population.
And yet Obama STILL got elected. Go figure.............