— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) October 3, 2014
… the GOP is gonna need a bigger car.
Politico is happy to highlight another aspirant:
Michele Bachmann will not go gently into the night.
The divisive four-term congresswoman is leaving Capitol Hill in January, but she has no intention of fading into post-congressional irrelevance.
Instead, the Minnesota Republican is fiercely courting media and speaking opportunities, likely in Washington, New York or Los Angeles, and looking to burnish her credentials as a foreign policy expert ahead of the 2016 presidential election. Her hope is to emerge as the “anti-Hillary,” a female conservative foil to likely Democratic presidential contender and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton…
And let’s not forget last month’s new face:
She’s been to New Hampshire three times and South Carolina once. She’s heading to Iowa this weekend, and then North Carolina and Michigan after that. Clearly, Carly Fiorina is thinking about 2016…
“People ask me that a lot, so if you get asked that a lot you have to think about it—you have to consider it,” Fiorina told National Journal. “I’m flattered by the question and I have to consider it.”…
Apart from that, what’s on the agenda as we start the weekend?