Yesterday in Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) officially launched her 2012 campaign for the U.S. presidency.
Some on the left seem so quick to dismiss Bachmann's candidacy, calling it a long shot. But I want to remind those skeptics that we thought the same thing about George W. Bush at this stage of the game. And Bachmann is much more articulate than Bush.
If the economy remains sluggish and unemployment remains high, the people will crave change. And they will vote for change (no matter how bizarre the prospects), because they're desperate.
Heaven help us if that happens next year.