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Michele Bachmann calls for the return of DADT, boasts of “titanium spine”

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Bachmann the titanium woman

Who's afraid of Michele Bachmann? Probably not Rick Perry, Herman Cain, or any other GOP candidate with polling in the promising realm of double-digits. But that won't stop her from pretending she's still a force to be reckoned with by repeating the same things she's been saying since those hopeful days back in the Iowa straw poll.

"I would reinstate the don't ask, don't tell policy," she reiterated earlier this week. "It worked before and what it says is the issue of sexuality is one that doesn't come up and people aren't allowed to be open about it because the United States military, it's not a social experiment." So, wait. Is she saying that in all those years under DADT gayness… just didn't come up?

So there's her crazy campaign point. But she also pulled out another old talking point that one of her staffers probably should have reminded her not to bring up. That is, if Bachmann still had any staffers around on the trainwreck-on-fire that is her campaign.

"I have a titanium spine. I will put my spine up against any man who is running in this race," she said. That is equal parts awkward and terrifying, though I would love to see a spinal column-themed series of campaign ads emerge from her camp.