The Atlantic wonders if Michele Bachmann’s latest pitch to Christian conservatives might be a last-ditch attempt to revive her fading presidential hopes.
This week she debuted a new web video highlighting her support for “protecting life and traditional marriage,” introduced a bill in the House aimed at limiting abortion rights and held a conference call with a national social-conservative group touting her “pro-family” views.
The story says those moves seem like she’s trying to “bolster her faltering campaign with a pitch based on some of the right’s most potent wedge issues.”
Says the story:
Bachmann’s advisers acknowledge her campaign strategy has narrowed to a single-minded focus on the Iowa caucuses, where religious conservative voters make up a large share of the electorate. She’s also one of the many presidential candidates scheduled to address the Values Voters Summit taking place in Washington on Friday and Saturday.
Once, Bachmann feared being pigeonholed as the candidate of the religious right. Now it seems she can only wish that’s what she were.