She was once a frontrunner in the race for republican presidential candidate but now it seems the only headline Michele Bachmann has made lately is that she’s an author. Just recently, Bachmann released her book “Core of Conviction,” which tells of her life from humble beginnings in Iowa/Minnesota (I swear all the political candidates come from “humble” beginnings). The memoir also explores her experiences in politics, and her motivation for serving in office.
One thing the book discusses that sets her apart from the other GOP candidates in a big way, is her role as a mother. She is the only female running. Not only has Michelle Bachmann raised five children of her own but she has fostered twenty-three others. No matter your political views, this may speak volumes about the type of person she is.
In a country where women’s rights have had its struggles, it’s kind of nice to see that America is embracing more the idea of women in political office. There are most certainly still problems created by the media (we all remember the “Queen of Rage” Newsweek cover) but these are being addressed more frequently than not.
Who knows if the “Core of Conviction” will help of hurt Michele Bachmann’s campaign, or if anyone will even read it, we’ll just have to wait and see. However, it is sure to put a spotlight on her once again. At least for a little while.
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