Michele Bachmann Loses Entire New Hampshire Campaign Staff

Michele Bachmann’s campaign appears to be unraveling:

Pindell scoops that Michele Bachmann’s entire paid campaign team – roughly a half-dozen staffers – in New Hampshire has quit out of frustration with the campaign.

They were going to do it even earlier, he reports, but didn’t because it would have harmed the candidate.

It certainly isn’t going to help her now – but they may have felt the hour was growing too late for things to change for her.

Bachmann has slipped in the polls both nationally, and in the state polls in Iowa and South Carolina. Her fundraising has been abysmal. When events like this start happening, it’s usually the beginning of the end.


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  1. Tsar Nicholas says:

    Not surprising. Fringe candidates can’t actually win a national contest in this country, regardless how much pre-vote attention they receive from the chattering classes.

  2. Fiona says:

    Gee darn! Looking forward to the day when she and Gingrich are no longer appearing at Republican debates.

  3. superdestroyer says:

    Who cares? No one has shown that any of the Republicans can beat President Obama. The Repulbican primary season will be effectively over by the end of January and then the media will get over six months to tear apart the apparent Republican nominee. After such a long time of no real policy develops but constant attention by the media, the Republican nominee will be lucky to get the same percentage of votes that McCain got in 2008.

    The only problem with the election is that it gives the ruling party 15 months to avoid doing anything.