Michele Bachmann’s Retirement

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) of Minnesota (Photo Credit:  Congressional Page-Congresswoman Bachmann)

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) of Minnesota (Photo Credit: Congressional Page-Congresswoman Bachmann)

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced that she will not be seeking re-election to Congress in 2014.  The former 2012 GOP Presidential candidate and winner of the 2011 Iowa Straw Poll for President, was considered to be a leader amongst Tea Party supporters. 

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9 responses to “Michele Bachmann’s Retirement

  1. The effects of her retirement could go either way. It all depends on how well she performed while in Congress and how well he successor will perform. The possibilities can best be shown in a Tree Diagram. She was either good or bad at her job, she either left it in good condition or bad condition, her successor will either make things better, worse, or keep things the same.

  2. Peter Wisniewski

    Unless she had low public support (both from the Tea Party and the general public), I don’t think her retirement would help the Tea Party, However, if her successor proves more capable and gathers higher popular support, she may have helped the Party by retiring. The reverse is also true; if her successor does poorly, perhaps some will blame her for retiring so soon. Overall, it is too soon to say,

  3. Laura Pasciak

    I honestly do not have information on this subject. After reading the question I googled her retirement just to see if I could formulate an opinion and it lead me to the video she posted about her retirement from Congress. I listened to it and realized it didn’t help. I have not heard much about Michele Bachmann in the past so I have no idea.

  4. Having her retire could both help or hurt the Tea Party. If she was good at her job and greatly benefited the Tea Party, then her retiring would hurt the Tea Party because they would lose someone would did so much good. It could also help the Tea Party because they could get someone who is even better at her job.

  5. MIchelle Bachman’s retirement could hurt. It is said that she is considered to be a leader of the Tea Party. If the person who succeeds her is not as strongwilled as she was, the Tea Party is greatly hurt. On the other hand, if the successor is just as strong as she is, then the Tea Party is not hurt at all.

  6. Maria Vilarete

    It shouldn’t have an impact on the movement. If the Tea Party has ideologies that can stand alone than it has done it’s job, but if it needs someone like Michelle Bachman to keep them going and current than it must not have issues that are worth standing on their own. If supporters only see her as the one leading their party the Tea Party might lose supporters after her retirement.

  7. I really don’t know much about Michelle Bachman’s power with the tea party movement. I believe the movement can go either way. If she was doing a great job and someone just as good comes in with the same believes the supporters want, it won’t matter. Also, if someone different is elected with different views, a lot can change to the movement.

  8. I am not sure how this will effect the movement. However, if Michelle Bachmann seemed to be a great leader amongst the Tea Party supporters there is a possibility that one of their supporters will be honored to take over her position. Bachmann may have influenced this movement to become stronger not only in the present, but for the future.

  9. It could potentially help or hurt the tea party movement. Bachmann was an extremists. If the tea party wants to be taken seriously then they have to choose a leader who doesn’t say things like ‘Blacks should be grateful for slavery.’ If the tea party chooses a new candidate who more fairly represents their original goals then this could greatly help their movement.

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