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.
From House Republicans sabotaging Michele Bachmann’s dreams – War Room – Salon.com
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?