Is Michele Bachmann dead meat?

Every picture tells a story, according to noted philosopher Rod Stewart.

A picture is worth a thousand words, according to designers everywhere who work with verbose copywriters.

So I will be brief in merely saying that this photo of Michele Bachmann touring an Iowa meat packing plant just might pack in her presidential run. No way she gets the vegetarian vote now.

After all, we all remember how absurd Michael Dukakis looked in a tank and helmet and how silly John Kerry looked in a space suit. As I recall, neither of them became president.

The moral of the story: For a candidate, image is more important than breathing.