Bachmann is Out

Ana Abraham

A couple of months ago, I was upset about Michele Bachmann and the strategies she used in her Presidential bid. I even wrote an editorial about it. So, I was naturally excited when she recently decided to drop out of the 2012 presidential race.

Bachmann is a Conservative Representative from Minnesota and also the founder of the Tea Party Caucus in the House of Representatives. She was also the first Republican woman to represent Minnesota in Congress. Last year, she announced her presidential bid and gained support because of her traditional Conservative viewpoints on issues such as the wars overseas and also same-sex marriage.

Bachmann is also somewhat infamous among Liberal circles for her attempt in the early 2000’s to permanently bar the state of Minnesota from ever recognizing same-sex marriage. Even though her proposed amendment to the Minnesota State Constitution thankfully failed, she used the same idea as one of her running platforms for the Presidential Election.

With Bachmann and fellow Conservative Rick Perry out of the race, the GOP bid is between Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Santorum. Although each of them have ideas that can potentially cause irreparable harm to LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) and Human Rights efforts, only one of them can stand against President Obama in November. Only time will tell which one it will be.