View our collection of Michele Bachmann cartoons

So Michele Bachmann is the winner of the Iowa Straw Poll, elevating her to front-runner status in the crowded Republican field vying to become the party’s nominee for President in 2012.

It looks like Bachmann has channeled “the spirit” of John Wayne, which she claimed she would do when she launched her campaign  in Waterloo, Iowa back in June. Wayne was born in Waterloo, as was Bachmann.

The only problem: The John Wayne with roots in Waterloo is John Wayne Gacy, a serial killer who was executed in 1994 after being convicted of 33 murders.

Oh well, she’s running for President anyway, and is now one of the top-tier candidates. Check out what cartoonists think with our collection of Michele Bachmann cartoons.

Bill Day / Cagle Cartoons (click to view cartoon collection)