Robert Costa of National Review has analyzed Michele Bachmann’s fall from her brief moment among the top tier Repub candidates. His piece is a classic of a certain sort. His sources are all unnamed present and former Bachmann campaign employees. Transparently, each believes that the key moment of downfall occurred when Bachmann failed to take the source’s advice on where to go, what to say, what to wear, even how to stage her entrance onto a stage in her hometown on the fateful — oh, so tragically fateful — day that Rick Perry got into the race in the same town on the same day.
Apparently, running for president has nothing to do with what the candidate says or does or has not done or whether anything she says ever makes sense or checks out on any substantive issue facing the nation.
That’s a relief.