I have been dwelling on Bachmann for some time and I am intrigued by this appearance on the 25th.
Paul, Bachmann to speak at student town hall at U | StarTribune.com
This is the day of the hearings on the Federal Reserve Audit Bill. This is a very important bill and over 100 democrats are supporting Ron Paul and have co-sponsored.
However Paul is jetting out to Minnesota later to appear at a town hall function with Bachmann.
I suspect that Paul will have her as a running mate for 2012. That was a mistake he made last time, he should have said who he would have with him in the event he was successfull. All candidates should imo.
Perhaps though she would run on her own and name Paul as Treasury secretary. This would be a smart move as Paul lost a lot of republican votes because of his stance on the wars.
McCain got 8.5 million votes to get the nomination. The 1.3 million who voted for Paul will surely vote his choice. His stature has increased since then and might be good for 3 or 4 million now.
The republican field will be none too strong. Romney, Huckabee, Palin, Pawlenty, jindal and who knows who else. All weak.
The only strong candidates imo would be deMint and Vittar
The campaign will start in earnest next November but the groundword is in swing soon