There has been a lot written and commented recently—including here at TMV—on Rep. Michele Bachmann.
In his “Bachmann Gores Vidal,” Peter Orvetti was surprised to discover that Bachmann had once been a Democrat. So was I.
Orvetti discusses how Bachmann suddenly converted from Democrat to Republican after reading a Gore Vidal novel aboard a train—some refer to this phenomenon as the “train epiphany.”
It caught my interest, too, for two reasons. First, I would have not suspected Bachmann to have ever been a Democrat. Second, I also went through a political conversion many years ago.
However, there is where all similarities end. My conversion was in the opposite political direction, and one that took many years and a lot of soul searching.
If interested in some of my thoughts on Bachmann’s sudden epiphany and on my more gradual conversion, please go to the Huffington Post.
The author is a retired U.S. Air Force officer and a writer.