Bachmann’s presidential qualifications questioned by dean of her alma mater

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Wednesday, February 02, 2011 at 11:58 am | More from The Minnesota Independent

Image by Matt MahurinRep. Michele Bachmann earned her law degree from televangelist Pat Robertson’s Regent University, but that doesn’t necessarily mean her alma mater backs her possible presidential bid. The dean of the university’s Pat Robertson School of Government thinks her response to President Obama’s State of the Union address was unwise and stated that she’s too inexperienced to make it to the Oval Office just yet.

Dr. Charles W. Dunn, dean of Regent University’s Robertson School of Government, spoke with the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow, and said he thinks that Bachmann is “articulate, attractive, and bright” but her tea party response to Obama was “unwise.”

“As I look at Congresswoman Bachmann in this light: those members who are outsiders often become flamethrowers, and they lose their ability to influence much of what happens in the Congress,” Dunn said.

“The tea party and the Republican Party, if they divide, they will harm one another,” said Dunn, who has served as staffer for Republican members of Congress. “The Republican Party needs the tea party in order to mount a serious campaign against President Obama. The tea party needs the Republican Party in order to achieve its goals.”

Bachmann has hinted at a possible run for the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

OneNewsNow notes that Dunn thinks Bachmann “is too inexperienced to be seriously considered for the Oval Office that soon.”

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11 Comments

deb
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

Before she or Palin run for president I think we should get to see a psychiatric report on both to see if they are sane enough to lead this country. Right now you couldn’t convince me that eithe or them is fit to lead. They aren’t even fit to do the jobs they are in.


Anonymous
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 7:19 pm

How about an IQ test first? Can you see Russia from where you stand?

Or, maybe we could find out what the Koch Bros want in their next president?


Michael Stamper
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

“Liberty University” – an oxymoron if I ever heard one. The “Robertson School of Government”? Why not the “Robertson School of Theocracy”? Only in America could a “university” dedicated almost entirely to propaganda and dogma be taken seriously. Pathetic!


Michael Stamper
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 7:39 pm

“Liberty University” – an oxymoron if I ever heard one. The “Robertson School of Government”? Why not the “Robertson School of Theocracy”? Only in America could a “university” dedicated almost entirely to propaganda and dogma be taken seriously. Pathetic!


Rtbd
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

We lefties have a field day poking fun at Palin and Bachman. I’ve been just as guilty as most in calling them idiots, unfit to lead, etc. But the more we mock or criticize them, the more they seem to be elevated in the public eye. I think we should ignore them completely and entirely. Let FOX News be their champions, we don’t need to take on that role by continuing to include them in our political vocabulary. And let’s also hope one of them becomes the Republican candidate for President – we couldn’t wish for anything better.


Rtbd
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 7:43 pm

We lefties have a field day poking fun at Palin and Bachman. I’ve been just as guilty as most in calling them idiots, unfit to lead, etc. But the more we mock or criticize them, the more they seem to be elevated in the public eye. I think we should ignore them completely and entirely. Let FOX News be their champions, we don’t need to take on that role by continuing to include them in our political vocabulary. And let’s also hope one of them becomes the Republican candidate for President – we couldn’t wish for anything better.


Anonymous
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

Excuse me if I’m less than captivated by what anyone who would take the job of Dean of the School of Law a Regent University has to say about anything.

Bachmann and Palin are the best thing to happen to Dems/Obama and the worst thing to happen to the left since they make selling out completely to corporate interest seem like a reasonable position.

We are fooked.


Joan Meijer
Comment posted February 2, 2011 @ 11:00 pm

Bachmann like Palin has no qualifications beyond her big mouth to be President. God help us if she ever won.


radwriter
Comment posted February 3, 2011 @ 12:55 am

Unfortunately, Rep. Bachmann is far less qualified than the dean indicates because she seems to have no interest in becoming qualified. Her comments and completely inaccurate claims regarding historical events have not improved. She seem determined to live out her life in willful ignorance and confusion.

Two addled Presidents every 500 years is more than enough! RR and GWB have used up the quota. Michele Bachmann’s turn won’t come up for another 277 years.


radwriter
Comment posted February 3, 2011 @ 1:07 am

I sincerely hope neither SP nor MB is the GOP nominee. That would make it far too easy for the Dems to nominate a Blue Dog or similar candidate who would represent corporate interests even more than most of the DC Dems do already.

But what the GOP does is largely irrelevant. The issue is what will progressives do? Will we just accept the “deals” and sellouts by the Dems, or will we get off our butts and start a real social movement to save this country from the calamity looming over us?


Drmagal53
Comment posted February 3, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

PAT ROBERTSON U. LAW SCHOOL????? ‘Nuff said!


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