You might say how is Michele Bachmann relevant, she is just a congresswoman from MN, who was soundly beaten when she ran for President. Yet Bachmann is in the top 5 of money raised in all of Congress! People from all over the country are taking their hard earned dollars and deciding that Michele Bachmann represents their values better than anyone else and sending it to her.
What a sad commentary on America. Can't we do better than that? Are we doomed to keep rewarding ignorance and fear based campaigns?