Congressman Michelle Bachmann made it official tonight. She is running for president.
Congressman Bachmann told an audience in New Hampshire that she is in it to win it.
The three-term congressman from Minnesota is the second one from the state to get into the Republican presidential fray joining the former governor, Tim Pawlenty, in the 2012 Death March to the White House.
I think that this is a great thing.
First, it is a strong woman in ideas that is entering this race. She is a favorite of the now Tea Party base of the party, nationally.
Second, she is the opposite of Mr. Pawlenty. She is not afraid to take it to the Democrats and or the Dear Leader, President Obama.
Third, I think that the more in this race, the better for the party. Do not listen to the Washington and or conservative elites. This is a race to see who can best rally the base, offer a contrast of leadership to Team Obama and who is the most electable conservative.
It will be up to Republican primary voters to determine that.
One candidate, despite his own lapse of reality, is all but out of the race before it began.
That would be former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich.
It is time for everyone that wants to get in this race and give it their best shot.
And that is what Congressman Bachmann is doing. And it is good for the Republican party.