Bachmann Ends Campaign for President

Word is that the job of the Iowa caucus is to winnow the field of candidates.  If that’s the

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case, the caucus has done just that.  A mere five months after winning the Ames straw poll, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has “suspended” her Presidential campaign.

“Last night the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice. And so I have decided to stand aside,” the Minnesota congresswoman said.. “I believe that if we are going to repeal Obamacare, turn our country around and take back our country, we must do so united. And I believe that we must rally around the person that our country and our party and our people select to be that standard-bearer.”

Not much of a surprise, despite the claim to supporters last night that she was continuing the fight.  It may be a disappointing finish for Rep. Bachmann, but in the end it was the right decision.

Fox News contributor and former Bachmann campaign manager Ed Rollins said Bachmann’s loss was pretty devastating after coming in first in last summer’s Ames poll. Rollins, who had predicted before the election that she’d finish last, said she would need to drop her campaign since she also has to worry about a redistricting fight at home.

“I don’t think she has the resources to go beyond. She doesn’t want to end up $1 million in debt,” Rollins said, adding, “I think she has nothing to be ashamed of.”

The question is who will her supporters back now?

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