Bachmann seeks a House leadership position. Specifically, she wants to be the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference – the fourth-ranking Republican leadership post in the House, and a position once held by John Boehner, Dick Cheney, and Jack Kemp. There’s just one slight problem: She’s a prominent national Republican solely because she says insane things on television, not because of her leadership skills or policy chops.
What if the deadlock is between the Tea party and the GOP and not the GOP and the Dems? Then what? Would the GOP do an end-run around the Tea Party and work with the Dems and compromise? Will that lead to more Tea Party challenges in 2012?