Assuming this is the correct speech, long and boring, signifying little.
With the mixed audience the idea is to make it look like heavy applause. I’m tired so I don’t know if I want to bother, but I want to hear what Bachmann says afterward.
Either way the media will paint it as a centrist call for action and a triumph and the republican response as petty. Why even bother, the spin is preordained. I’ve seen this movie before.
If he wanted to make a good speech this would be it:
“As times are hard, all over America people are spending carefully to live within their means. From this point forward I pledge that government will do the same.”