Michele Bachmann should quit. I have put together the top five reasons that I personally believe that Bachmann should just drop out of the race. These are in no particular order of importance.

1) Her Iowa Campaign Adviser left her for Ron Paul. She claims that the Ron Paul campaign offered Kent Sorenson money to endorse and associate with the campaign, but that seems highly unlikely. The Ron Paul campaign doesn’t need to pay people for endorsements. This isn’t the first time this has happened. Her entire New Hampshire team had previously quit on her.

2) Unprofessional Campaign – When your own staffers are calling your campaign “unprofessional, dishonest and sometimes cruel” then there’s a huge problem:

“The staffers, all of whom have found jobs with competing campaigns, said they were loyal to Bachmann and her message but were dissatisfied with the way her campaign was being run. They said their inability to communicate directly with Bachmann or have their concerns taken seriously by senior officials were “symptoms of a disease that infects” the campaign.”

3) Lack of funding. The same article as above:

“The staffers cited lack of pay, as first reported by ABC News, as well as lack of respect and commitment to running in New Hampshire among their reasons for quitting.
The campaign asked the staffers to “go off payroll” temporarily on Sept. 11, 2011, “due to financial concerns within the campaign.””

4) Tea Party Group Doesn’t Support Her: She considers herself a big deal member of the Tea Party, so when members of the tea party are telling her to quit then clearly she should be thinking about quitting:

“”It’s time for Michele Bachmann to go,” reads the first line of a statement from American Majority President Ned Ryun. His group operates in seven states, trains thousands of tea party supporters and is “liked” by over 371,000 people on Facebook.

“Bachmann, the leader of the so-called tea party caucus in the House and the most vocal about her affiliation with the Tea Party than any other Presidential candidate, has consistently presented herself as a champion of the movement and its values,” Ryun’s statement continued.”

5) She is bad for women. Bachmann would definitely be putting a step backwards for womens’ rights. She talks a lot about doing things because of her husband and being subservient to him, and I just don’t agree with that and neither do many other women:

“There’s so much more I could add — how Bachmann signed a petition pledging to criminalize pornography, or how she has used her barely-true foster care story to suggest that adoption is always an option. The Bachmanns aren’t just against marriage equality — they’re against the concept of anyone being gay at all (and if you haven’t heard Dr. Marcus Bachmann actually say those words, take a listen). Bachmann really believes that legislating sexuality is a moral obligation, and that is definitely not good for women who want to make choices about their own bodies.”

As a Democrat the only Republican nominee that I support is Ron Paul. Bachmann should really just quit.

By Nikky Raney

Because I'm Nikky Raney & you're not. Student, blogger & aspiring journalist as well as editor. I have already been a paid journalist and I have a lot of experience. Worked for political campaigns as well as at a television station. I am currently attending New England School of Communications in Bangor, Maine. I was Managing Editor and was one of the creators in 2006 of the largest student run newspaper in New England: The Tide, at Dover High School in Dover, New Hampshire. I was born June 7, 1990 in the Philippines. My personal site is The Future of Journalism - NikkyRaney.com You can follow me on twitter - http://twitter.com/nikkyraney