Isn't it reasonable then, in a similar way, to ask a party not to put into the Presidency a candidate who's social views are strong and around which there isn't really a large consensus, and for whom her sole claim to fame is expressing those views in a strong way?
Your defense that she is only VP is relevant, and unlike with Palin, I don't immediately say that even on the risk that she could become President would I have to switch my vote. Unlike Palin, whose merely average intelligence and doctrinaire views I think potentially could have put the country into danger had she become President, I don't think Bachman makes the ticket unacceptable. But I would have to think out it.
I want Rubio.