The Last One Was Bad Enough

In an article from the  Huffington Post I found the following:

Bachmann formally declared her candidacy for president of the United States in the key early primary state of Iowa last month.

“We can win in 2012 and we will,” she said in launching her campaign. “Our voice has been growing louder and stronger. And it is made up of Americans from all walks of life like a three-legged stool. It’s the peace through strength Republicans, and I’m one of them, it’s fiscal conservatives, and I’m one of them, and it’s social conservatives, and I’m one of them. It’s the Tea Party movement and I’m one of them.”

Ms. Bachmann… I know it’s been a bit since you attended a learning institution, so maybe you’ve forgotten, but:

1+1+1+1=4

I prefer my Presidents to have the ability to count accurately. The one that couldn’t formulate a proper sentence was bad enough. Thank you.

On a further note, as stated in this article,

“She has terrible migraine headaches. And they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time. They come out of nowhere, and they’re unpredictable,” says an adviser to Bachmann who was involved in her 2010 congressional campaign. “They level her. They put her down. It’s actually sad. It’s very painful.”

These migraines are reportedly stress induced. I’m sorry? You have a stress-induced incapacitating medical condition and you want the most stressful job in our nation?

Let’s take a look at some of our more recent Presidents. First,  Former President William Jefferson Clinton.

1993-2001

Now, let’s look at Former President George W. Bush.

2001-2009

What did that man have to be stressed about? It’s not like he wasn’t getting his way time after time and getting away with murder, but I digress. Now, let’s look at President Barrack Obama, who hasn’t even completed one term in office yet:

2009-2011

In the last election, detractors from Senator John McCain cited his age, wondering if he would just meet the end of his life expectancy, and here is a satirical article implying saying that the stress from the job (as well as a view of cleavage) could cost him his life before his term was up, raising concerns then about the competency of Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin to fill his shoes.

If the effects of the stress of the job are a cause of concern for one candidate, they should be for all candidates. Especially ones with a condition that could possibly cause he or she to be unable to perform their job in a time of crisis.

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