Will Michele Bachmann win the Republican nomination in the upcoming election? Can she beat Obama in the 2012 presidential race and be the first female to enter the Oval Office as Commander and Chief?
Unlike most people born under the sign of Aries, Michele Bachmann is less like a strong-willed, independent ram, than a weak, submissive lamb. Although she is full of passion and the Tea Party loves her, she comes across more like a cheerleader at a Pep Rally, versus a Presidential race.
Over the last few months, Michele Bachmann has, quite surprisingly, risen to second place in presidential primary polling among Republican candidates. This sudden surge in popularity owes itself, in large part, to the efforts of her husband, Marcus Bachmann, an unlicensed psychologist, who thinks gays are “barbarians,” who “need to be disciplined.”
In his profile of their relationship, Jason Horowitz of the Washington Post explains that the crazy Minnesota congresswoman’s nutty husband “plays a central role” in her career. Referring to himself as Michele Bachmann’s “‘strategist,’” Marcus plans all of his wife’s media engagements, travel arrangements, and is influential in formulating her right-wing political agenda.
Devout followers an ultra-conservative Lutheran sect, the couple maintain that God speaks to them. In fact, Michele Bachmann claims that their 32 year marriage was divinely inspired: “‘The Lord then led me to this man, . . . my calling was to marry this man. And I tell you that, because, I hate to disappoint you, darling, but it wasn’t a big romantic surge that led us to each other. It was His word.’”
Peter Bachmann, Michele’s brother-in-law, explains that the couple’s relationship is formed around a heterosexist and misogynistic view of marriage in which “the husband is to be the head of the wife, according to God.”
Michele Bachmann parroted these sentiments in 2006 to fellow congregants of the Living Word Christian Center, telling the group that “she pursued her degree in tax law only because her husband had told her to. ‘The Lord says: Be submissive, wives. You are to be submissive to your husbands,’ she said.” No doubt her husband Marcus, was also behind her decision to run for political office.
What does the astrological future hold for Michele Bachmann? First, she definitely will add some well needed spice to the Republican campaign. As an Aries girl, she can be a pioneering leader when she wants to be. Unfortunately, her husband Marcus has a habit of sticking his foot in his mouth. He’s way too radical to become the “First Dude” and we seriously doubt that Michele Bachmann has a chance in hell in winning the Presidential race. What she will do is provoke thought and debate, give the Tea Party a more solid foundation to throw their political ideas into the arena. Either way, it DEFINITELY will be an entertaining race.
For President Obama, he has a rough road ahead of him and he will continue to try meet the countries needs. For the job market, it will continue to stabilize but it will be at least another three years before our economy bounces back. Stay tuned.