Ed Rollins: Unless she wins Iowa, Bachmann doesn’t have the ability or the resources to contend
Why is this perfectly accurate statement of political reality newsworthy? Is it because some outlets are getting the quote wrong and claiming that he said she has no chance after Iowa, period? Is it because campaign advisors — even informal ones like Rollins — aren’t supposed to acknowledge the long odds against their candidate, even when those odds are apparent to all sentient beings watching? Or is it because Rollins has a history of shanking the people he works for (or used to work for) and this clip suggests there may be much, much more shanking to come? In fact, this segment was a lost opportunity for Mitchell. If it’s shanking she wanted, she should have followed up with him on his stunning ambivalence last week when Matthews pressed him on whether he thinks Bachmann should be president. First question: Why work for a candidate whom you’re not gung-ho to see elected?
Right after Bachmann hired Rollins back in June he decided to trash Sarah Palin:
“Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years,” Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and Friends. “She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn’t go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship.”
If you’re trying to win over the Tea Party base of the GOP, launching an unprovoked attack on their queen is not how you do it.
Karma is a you-know-what.