By Reg Chapman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite reports some top aides have left her campaign, Rep. Michele Bachmann hit Iowa hard Saturday, hosting a town hall meeting and taking part in a candidate forum.

Bachmann campaigned in her home state of Iowa hoping to shore up voters for the nation’s first caucus, which will be held in less than 10 weeks.

Political analyst Larry Jacobs said that obstacles are stacking up against the Minnesota Republican.

“Her campaign is imploding,” Jacobs said.

Since winning the Iowa Straw Poll in August, Bachmann has had a hard time on the campaign trail.

“She had some bad moments in the debates; she said some things that were wrong and they came back against her,” Jacobs said. He also said that her fundraising has “tanked.”

Reports that Bachmann’s five full time staff members in New Hampshire have quit also has the congresswoman on the defensive.

For now, Bachmann’s campaign is focused on Iowa and South Caroline — two states where her social conservative message is appealing.

“Question is: Can congresswoman Bachmann put up under this incredible pressure,” Jacobs said. “Will she be able to fundraise anymore? Will she be able to keep her staff even in Iowa, which looks to be her last stance?”

Bachmann is very important for how the Republican field plays out. If her support continues to erode, it’s either going to Herman Cain or Rick Perry, which will hurt Mitt Romney, Jacobs said.

Comments (20)
  1. Deep Thinker says:

    The news is now saying that the New Hampshire aides quit because they hadn’t been paid in over a month….Gee, shocking, Bachman wanting a free handout from these people. People that still support Bachman are just plain stupid, I’m sorry, but it’s true, just plain stupid.

    1. AntiTeabagger says:

      Agree, she is like a gnat buzzing around that just won’t go away.

    2. Tom says:

      Deep Thinker,
      I do believe the ‘free market economy’ has just eaten one of their own. I give allegiance to neither ‘red’ nor ‘blue’, but this does not suprise me one bit. Some folks are just now begining to wake up.

  2. Pavel says:

    She is just waiting for the book to come out! Then it is over.

  3. I couldn’t read your comment with a straight face.

    1. Joe not in Anoka says:

      Bud did Bert write it with a straight face? Or a clear mind?

      1. Gary says:

        1:01 in the morning? Something tells me he was hitting the “Michele Sauce” HARD last night! THAT’S a fact!

  4. Laughing Out Loud Up North says:

    Still able to hold that bottle Bert?

  5. Bert can't be a TeaBagger says:

    There’s no way one of them buffoons could ever come close to putting together sarcasm this delightful.

    Unless of course Bert really is a Bagger, and he really does mean it, In which case wonder no more why we laugh at them,

  6. He is not a God!!!! says:

    We all know MB will not get the nom she is a non factor obuma has done nothing for you or this nation 4 trillion in 2.5 year wasted on big banks wallstreet and his union homies but yet you still worship him like he walks on water he is a god people put away the obama shrine stop praying to him, he will not save you

    1. Oh where oh where says:

      Have all my facts gone?
      Oh where, oh where can they be?
      There’s these thoughts I’ve been fed,
      Someone’s put in my head,
      And my day pass expires at three!!

  7. Robert says:

    Put in a fork in her, she’s done!

  8. jan says:

    Where is South Caroline?

    1. Why says:

      it’s due north of Canadia.

  9. Tom - Stillwater says:

    It’s a place where maybe she could win since no one knows where it is. 😉
    Toss a Baghead or 2 there, let them adopt a few kids and then we could follow the money trail and find it. lol
    Michelle — one true waste of money. Taxpayers and supporters. She’s not like a gnat in that a gnat is smart enough to go away when it knows it’s dying….Skanetta can’t see it. It’s more than trhe book thingy – she is a certifiable lunatic. I don’t want her committed tho – spent to much on her already here in paying a salary

  10. The Crux of the Buscuit says:

    Bert – HAAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAHAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAA! Hoy… Stop, please stop, your killin me!

  11. The Crux of the Buscuit says:

    What exactly has Michele done in the House since being there? What legislation has she authored? Co-authored? Anything? Anyone? Queue the crickets chirping sound effects……

  12. Ggeorge Washington says:

    Ron Paul 2012 Please!


  13. K says:

    Done in Washington?–well not voted for three months? That is what she has not done!

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