The extremely mediocre but profoundly radical Michelle Bachmann defeated her Republican presidential nomination rivals to win yesterday's Iowa straw poll.
The unwittingly amusing Bachmann proclaimed her win sent a "big message to Washington." It's hard to argue with that. The nature of that big message probably depends on your perceptions of the dim-witted Congresswoman.
It remains to be seen whether the unscientific, non-binding Iowa poll marks a race to the bottom of the intellectual gene pool for the Republican nomination race especially after Texas governor Rick Perry announced his candidacy. You'll probably know where this is heading if Mitt Romney goes along and likewise dives to the bottom of radical Republicanism.