Sunday, August 14, 2011

Michele Bachmann Versus Michelangelo

After winning the Iowa straw poll and becoming the early leader for the GOP nod for the 2012 presidential race, Michele Bachmann (shown above, on the left) might be looking for new foes to topple. Mitt Romney might be good enough for some people, but Michele’s aiming for true giants among men and women. Thanks to Ryan Lizza’s piece in the August 15, 2011 issue of The New Yorker, we might guess at Bachmann’s next target—Michelangelo (shown above, on the right)! Lizza explains how the influences that helped shaped Bachmann’s world view conflict with the Renaissance world view that Michelangelo, da Vinci, and others forged and much of Western civilization ever since has embraced. People usually ask candidates where they stand on economics, education, health care, and other issues. Is it finally necessary to ask where they stand on the Renaissance? Please come over to Picture This at BIg Think to read more of "Michele Bachmann Versus Michelangelo."

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