Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Money Bomb Propels Michele Bachmann Across the Biden Line

It's official, as of 9 pm on May 25, 2011, Michele Bachmann is a candidate to be taken seriously for President.

She hasn't officially declared her candidacy to be sure, but she has passed the minimum mark in our book to be taken seriously, the Biden Line  - more friends on Facebook than Joe Biden. Michele now has 284,795 friends, Joe has 284,670. That puts her on the short list of candidates to take seriously with Mitt Romney and Ron Paul.

Another Republican candidate to watch is Herman Cain, who is still below the Biden Line but coming on strong with 119,075 friends. If he keeps up his current pace he should cross the Biden line in mid-July.

Tim Pawlenty, on the other hand, would not attain seriousness at his present slow rate until July 2012. Tim the Truth Turtle, I hate to break this to you, but the caucuses and primaries will be over by then.

Michele's money bomb had raised $108,520 as of 9 pm. Mitt raised $10 million at a telephon May 16 in Las Vegas. Ron raised $1 million after the debate in South Carolina on May 5. Michele will need to raise more money.

Note: Sarah Palin would be on this list if she announces or forms an exploratory committee, she hit the 3 million friend mark tonight. Mike Huckabee would be on the list if he hadn't dropped out.

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