He probably doesn't think so, but anyone who thinks that zany Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is presidential material has to be delving in loony territory.
And Barber just doesn't express the idea that Bachmann is presidential. He deems her as (Ronald) "Reagan in pumps":
From the instant his fruitful eight-year reign ended, Republicans have pined for the next Ronald Reagan. To date, no man has succeeded in filling the conservative standard-bearer's legendary boots. Well, maybe it's time to swap boots for pumps. Could he be a she?
Sarah Palin, you say? Perhaps, but there's actually another outspoken, attractive, fearlessly conservative Tea Party favorite firing up the center-right grass roots: Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican.
Forget a Senate run. The buzz inside the Beltway is that Mrs. Bachmann may be looking to add a woman's touch to the Oval Office (beyond just sprucing up its temporary occupant's eyesore decor). Her spokesman, Doug Sachtleben, has confirmed to media that the congresswoman is considering a potential presidential run, saying: "Nothing's off the table."
Barber's rambling for me seems to shift the question of is Bachmann serious to the much better question of has Barber been smoking banana peels? In all honesty, one might think that Barber is angling for a seat in the Bachmann Administration (makes me ill just to mention those two words) should the planets align right, donkeys begin flying, and Bachmann actually does take a seat in the Oval Office.
Of course word to wise to Bachmann - maybe having Barber giving you platitudes is a potion for disaster. After all, he was one of the folks who deemed disgraced beauty queen Carrie Prejean as the latter-day Queen Esther.
And you see what happened to her.