posted on Jun, 28 2011 @ 09:19 AM
reply to post by Kitilani
I'm not going to poke at her foster child history....I have some reservations about the way she's presented and continues to present that part of
her life, but I don't know enough to say one way or another.
The Gacy comment, I think, is another example of calculation, not unintentional gaffe. She was in Waterloo, so she needed something Waterloo
relevant. Her base and, to a large extent the rest of the right, isn't a party of diligent fact-checkers. She knows there's no way she's going to
drag in any of the left-leaning conservatives or anybody at all from the left, so she has to play to that 30-40% of the American public that won't
care about reality and will eat up her talking points.
By making these rather ambiguous statements in a public forum, she garners media attention, something Romney hasn't been able to really grab. Then,
when pressed about the things she says, she side-steps and changes the subject back to talking points. That way, she never has to truly explain why
she did what she did, and the media becomes the antagonist, which will make it that much easier for her to blow off interviewer questions later on.
You'll notice how Bachmann doesn't really attack the press like Palin....she let's the interviews play out and run their course without saying
much, because the way Palin handled it made her look like a whiner. Bachmann is deliberately creating her own turmoil so that she can rise above it
and look like leadership material. It's actually quite genius.