The congresswoman used her bluntness and charm to overshadow the men at the Gop debate-announcing her presidential bid and passionately defending the Tea Party. Howard Kurtz on why she shouldn't be underestimated.Plus: More Daily Beast contributors on the Gop debate and Michele Bachmann's 17 wackiest moments.
Michele Bachmann all but stole the show at the Republican presidential debate.
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The only woman on the New Hampshire stage deftly utilized the CNN spotlight Monday night to announce that she filed her papers to officially run for president, setting off a flood of breaking-news alerts in the event's opening moments. But she accomplished far more than that.
The Minnesota congresswoman got the first audience roar of the night, promising that Barack Obama would be a one-term president.
She offered a passionate and inclusive defense of the Tea Party, saying that »
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