This article was written some few months ago, but it still raises some very salient points.
"High unemployment aside, if the history of presidential politics shows anything, it’s that when you give voters a choice between the incumbent they know and the radicals they don’t, the former will win."
Michele Bachmann says Libya should reimburse the US for "liberating" it. What absurdity? Did anyone invite you? Radicalism to its core. I mean, if people like Bachmann are considered 'alternatives' to Obama, then it's a DONE DEAL for him in 2012.