(A brief discussion twixt Baer & Baer's editor, a.k.a. BE)
JB: Yo, chief, a new Pennsylvania poll released yesterday says the state's Republican voters prefer Michele Bachmann to all other GOP candidates except one.
BE: Which one?
JB: That well known Obama challenger "other/undecided."
BE: Well, he or she probably has the best chance.
JB: Maybe so. Anyway, the poll was taken by an Easton firm, Communication Concepts, specializing in Republican campaigns.
BE: And the results show the fact-challenged Bachmann in the lead?
JB: Indeed. She's ahead of identified candidates with 23 percent ("other/undecided" is at 29 percent).
BE: What about my man Rick Santorum?
JB: Well behind Bachmann with 13 percent.
BE: And the others?
JB: Romney at 16, Newt and Ron Paul at 5, Pawlenty 4, Cain 3 and Huntsman 1.
BE: So Michele could be Pennsylvania's belle?
JB: Lots of Democrats hope so. One of them e-mailed me yesterday saying that if Bachmann heads the ticket Democrats can clean up down-ticket and maybe even win, for the first time ever, the state attorney general race.
BE: It wasn't Pat Murphy who e-mailed you, was it?
JB: No, but the former congressman probably is today contributing to the Bachmann campaign.
BE: I've always liked Bachman pretzels, made right here in Wyomissing.
JB: Yeah, see, I think that's different.
BE: One is hard and salty and the other is hard-right and sweet?
JB: Exactly. Grrr.