It shifts the political center of gravity to the right. Having Michelle Bachmann in the race will expose the RINOs for being very liberal. Bachmann will not be shy about attacking Obama on everything from healthcare to cap and trade and fiscal insanity. Her aggressive push for Tea Party ideals makes it very difficult for the RINOs to hide. They will be looking down a double-barreled shotgun: Palin and Bachmann. They will not be able to avoid talking about their liberal records.