Sunday, November 13, 2011

When should a candidate drop out of the race?

if you were looking for a sign this is it

At what point should a candidate look at the polls and drop out of the race? Apparently CBS News thinks that 4% is low enough. 
A CBS producer accidentally sent an email to the Michele Bachmann campaign on Saturday, saying that she wouldn't be getting many questions at the debate, and raising the idea of her appearing on a "webshow." Bachmann and her staff cried bias after getting wind of this, and appropriately so. This is just further proof that the debates are set up to favor the front-runners. 
What did John Dickerson the CBS news producer say? ""Okay let's keep it loose though since she's not going to get many questions and she's nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else." Meaning Bachmann wasn't only not going to get a lot of questions, but they weren't even sure she was good enough for their web show. 
Who should get to decide how much attention a candidate gets? The media or the people? And when should a candidate throw in the towel? 

Sources: Huffington Post "Michele Bachmann Campaign Claims CBS Bias
CNN "Bachmann cries 'bias' after Saturday debate"

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin,

    I have read some of your writings at Meridian and always love it when females jump into the digital blogging pool.

    I have endorsed Michele Bachmann and have been frustrated by the press treatment she has received. Not surprised, just angry that such a smart, engaging female has been shoved aside by the good ol boys network in DC.

    She truly showed her "titanium spine" when she took on Rick Perrys crony capitalism and said the words gardasil and mental retardation in the same paragraph.

    As a health freedom activist, I have been working diligently for mothers to have the ability to say no to any medical treatment, drug, vaccine etc that they do not want a child to have. Gov. Perry exhibited troubling totalitarian tendencies when he executive ordered every girl in Texas to be vaccinated against a sexually transmited disease.

    I hope Michele stays to the end and keeps using her bully pulpit to shake things up, even if she is not elected POTUS.

    I look forward to reading your blog over the coming months.

    Jenny Hatch


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