Bachmann has been a virtual gift to the media and both conservative and liberal talking heads. She has provided a flare of entertainment and intrigue to the 2012 race that no other candidates have accomplished.
However, in my opinion, all that flare and media attention has done more harm than good to Bachman's image. Bachmann is slowly setting herself up, (or perhaps the media is setting her up), to be the next Sarah Palin.
A recent article discusses Bachmann's laundry list of gaffes and mis-steps thus far in her campaign, and believe me there have been some major ones. I am afraid that Bachmann is becoming more of a sideshow rather than a serious candidate.
It is certainly possible that Bachmann will ride this bubble of media attention to a victory in the Ames Straw Poll next month, or perhaps even an Iowa caucus victory. But with Rick Perry poised to enter the race, Bachmann stands to loose much of her base to the Texas Governor. In my view, Rick Perry will swoop in and steal Bachmann's thunder, and in the end, it will be a contest between Romney and Perry. A Romney-Perry ticket sounds pretty good to me these days.