Why is it that only female conservative candidates can be asked inane questions like this? Did anyone ask Hillary if she was a “flake?” Or is she “serious” because she doesn’t look like Michele Bachmann or Sarah Palin? And would someone like Wallace ask a male candidate, regardless of party affiliation, if he were a “flake?” I think we know the answer to that question.
Michele Bachmann is a serious candidate. I may not like her voice, but I could survive eight years of it. A Cain/Bachmann (or Bachmann/Cain — I’m flexible) ticket would be heavenly, but we cannot let the media Palinize Bachmann. It’s not Palin’s fault, but the media has damaged her irreparably with the people who matter most — uninformed, idiotic voters. This key demographic makes up nearly 85% of the entire voting populace. Palin doesn’t deserve the picture painted of her by the media, and Bachmann doesn’t deserve it either. I do think Bachmann is savvy enough to weather it, especially with the lessons of ’08 still fresh.
The sad truth is that no conservative woman will get a fair shake in this country, because not only are liberal men afraid of their attraction to them, liberal women are just pissed that conservative women are so hot. We wear lip gloss and heels, not Tevas and tinted sunblock made from hemp.
(I don’t even want to think about what the media is going to do to Cain if he emerges as a frontrunner. It’ll be Condi Rice all over again, times a thousand. Hell hath no fury like the liberal establishment deprived of its “all conservatives are rich, old white men” narrative scorned.)