Why there is no way in hell Michele Bachmann can become America’s first woman president

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I turn to my wise friend and Feministing alumna Ann Friedman, who said in response to John McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin as his VP in the 2008 election: “A woman candidate is not the same thing as a woman’s candidate.”

Sure, we could say it’s unlikely Michele Bachmann will get a presidential nomination — after all, just 5 percent of Republicans in a recent poll they would consider her their candidate. But considering the high marks she got across the board after Monday’s GOP debate, you just never know where the direction of this electoral circus will go. So let’s remind ourselves of exactly how extreme and warped of a human being Michele Bachmann is — and how having her as the first woman president of the U.S. would not only just be the worst thing ever, but would also probably mean the demise of this country. Let’s see…

And that is just the tip of the iceberg, my friends. Katrina vanden Heuvel at The Nation said it for me yesterday:

While her followers portray Bachmann as a “modern woman,” never forget that what she really represents is a retro throwback to a kind of American that is intolerant, bigoted and out of step with the best instincts and possibilities of this country.

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