What is this nonsense you post?The way she is mocked is something the radical right relate to strongly. With falling education standards in this country, it's also something Americans in general can relate to more and more. Educated competition is seen as "condescending." Personally, I would prefer my politicians to be a little smarter than me - they are after all running the country - but apparently that's just me.
I have been convinced almost from the start that Bachmann is a real contender. And she is a contender BECAUSE people laugh at her. The right of anti-intellectualism and anti-education admires her, and feels like she is their revenge for being laughed at. She literally degrades her own intelligence - because she knows exactly who she's talking to. She's the candidate Palin could have been. The only reason she wasn't is because she couldn't stay on message, and she FOUGHT against being considered stupid. Bachmann embraces it. And her poll numbers show why she's doing it.
Bachmann is serious. And I will pay close attention to her campaign, because I will not be caught off guard by an extremist of half my intelligence whose only saving grace is her ability to understand how stupid she really is and what a selling point that is in America today. Bachmann is almost poetic in how well she represents everything that is wrong with the public discourse.