By Tanya Somanader/Think Progress
Tea Party group American Majority offered a directive to the movement’s cheerleader-in-chief: Quit the presidential race. Now. “It’s time for Michele Bachmann to go,” said the group’s president, Ned Ryun, noting that she “has ridden her tea party credentials from obscurity to a national platform like no other.” The group has grown incensed with Bachmann because, as Executive Director Matt Robbins said, “I think it’s pretty obvious that Michele Bachmann is about Michele Bachmann.” “Let’s face it: she’s a back-bencher and has been a back bencher congressperson for years,” he added. “This is not a serious presidential campaign.” Team Bachmann responded by saying that “no single leader speaks” for the Tea Party movement and that “Mr. Ryun, who supports Texas Gov. Rick Perry, is entitled to his own opinion.” But Ryun says he has not “endorsed anybody.” Apparently, the group just can’t get behind Bachmann.