Sunday, 7 August 2011

Bachmann’s Husband a Liability?

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann hasn’t only been suffering from migraines in recent weeks but also suggestions that her husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, is a liability to her campaign. With a doctorate in clinical psychology, from Ohio’s Union Graduate Institute, Dr. Bachmann runs Bachmann Counseling which, amongst other things, offers treatment for “shame.” It has also been alleged that his organisation also runs “reparative therapy” to convert homosexuals into heterosexuals. Essentially, the bloke helps you ‘pray the gay away’ and this has caused speculation that he is in fact damaging his wife’s presidential campaign.

Marcus and Michele Bachmann in Raymond, New Hampshire.

Addressing the issue she said: “I have tremendous respect and admiration for him, and we'll celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary this coming September… But I am running for the presidency of the United States. My husband is not running for the presidency, neither are my children, neither is my business, neither is our foster children.”

Well, if Bachmann’s clinic will prove to be a stumbling block further down the road, only time will tell. However, one thing we can absolutely confirm is, like men across America, he is an appalling dancer!