Anyone with a modicum of intelligence can see that Trump’s birther claims are nothing more than an insincere sideshow designed only to promote his personal brand and boost his TV ratings.
Republican primary voters like weird, and when it comes to weird, Rep. Michele Bachmann tops the list.
The tea party effect: no Republican who can win the general election in 2012 can be nominated.
Gingrich has been posing as a possible candidate for a decade now, using the attention he gets to promote his books, speeches, lobbying business, and other hustles.
The congresswoman invents fables about the founders as well as her own personal history.
The corrupt former House speaker would make an easily defeated GOP presidential nominee.