MinnPost columnist Eric Black saw the writing on the wall regarding the abrupt end to Bachmann's congressional push.
On April 22, Black's column -- "Why it's increasingly likely Michele Bachmann will retire" -- predicted the congresswoman would not seek another term in the U.S. House, saying rumors were circulating around the Republican party that she was likely to retire -- and that the party would be thrilled to see her go.
"Lots of Republicans say off the record that they are hearing a growing chorus of rumors that Bachmann may retire," he wrote. "And they are downright expansive about the fact that the party will be thrilled if she does."
Black said Bachmann "would be disconnected from reality if she didn't know that she is no longer considered a rising star in Republican circles."
After a flop of a presidential campaign, Michele Bachmann proceeded to spit out controversial statements, and whether the facts checked out or not, those statements have been collected and stashed all over the Internet at any opponent's disposal -- and there are plenty of opponents poised and ready to take her place.
Black spoke with FOX 9 about Wednesday's announcement.
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