Michele Bachmann is having an awfully good day. She reportedly just signed a deal to write a memoir/campaign book, and a new Rasmussen poll shows her in second place after Mitt Romney among likely Republican primary voters.
The poll was taken after the debate Monday night, and shows Romney with 33 percent support, followed by Bachmann at 19 percent, which Rasmussen referred to as a "surprise." Interestingly, while there was little divergence between male and female Republican voters, "women give Romney slightly more support.
Before Republicans or the media start treating Bachmann like a mainstream candidate, though, it's useful to review this handy list of the craziest things she's ever said. Our pick: The time she singled out the Lion King as an opportunity for gay brainwashing. "A teacher might say, ‘Do you know that the music for this movie was written by a gay man?' The message is: I'm better at what I do, because I'm gay."
Along with Bachmann's ascendancy comes new scrutiny of her husband Marcus (seen at right), a Christian counselor who, as The Daily Beast notes today, gave a presentation called "The Truth About The Homosexual Agenda" in 2005. Three people testified they had been "cured" of sexuality. He later claimed, "If someone comes in a homosexual and they want to stay homosexual, I don't have a problem with that." That's very big of him.
Bachmann Said To Have Deal For Memoir [NYT]
Michele Bachmann's First Dude [The Daily Beast]
Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters [Rassmussen]