Bachmann Finally Speaks Up

One of the big storylines from last week’s debate was Rep. Michele Bachmann’s sudden fade. And Monday night, it looked as if she’d be a nonentity again. But now Bachmann is on the warpath, with an assist from moderator Wolf Blitzer. First she blasted Rick Perry over his HPV executive order. The next set of questions concerned health care, giving her a chance to hit her signature issue—repealing “Obamacare.” And then Blitzer served up a softball. After Perry defended a program that offers illegal aliens in Texas in-state tuition in college, the moderator bounced to Bachmann for a rebuttal. She delivered, saying, “That is not the American way.” Bachmann’s stock has faded recently, but perhaps she’s not as moribund as rumored.