Below is from Mike Murphy, a supposed Republican political consultant who has consulted all our favorite Republican politicians like John McCain, Jeb Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. God, I’m so glad he’s on our side???
There was a time in the Republican Party, before the chaos of the Internet, cable TV howlers and all the rest of the modern campaign circus when pragmatic political bosses would labor silently and effectively to prevent train wreck candidacies like Michele Bachmann from sprouting up and distracting attention from the very serious business of nominating the party's Presidential candidate. No more, alas.
Yes, how dare someone try and just run for an office. What do they expect in a Democratic primary process, democracy?
It’s the hubris of guys like Murphy that makes Bachmann so attractive. The best thing he can do to sink Bachmann’s candidacy would be for him and the Frums of the glorious pragmatic Republicans to stay silent.