Skip to comments.Game On:Michelle Bachmann Is For Real
Posted on 06/14/2011 2:07:48 PM PDT by kevinaw2
It is always quite amusing to hear the pundit class talk about the respective electability of the G.O.P. candidates for President. Sarah Palin is routinely ridiculed by the punditocracy largely because she's not part of the club. Last evening's debate was an intriguing forum with telling results. All of the candidates look good and no one made a fatal mistake. Here is my assessment of the candidates.
Herman Cain started strong and speaks forcefully on the economic issues,however he loses his step on matters outside his greatest strength. He lacked specifics for all his passion and that is something he is going to be forced to provide. He didn't lose support,but he didn't move the ball forward.
Newt Gingrich proved to be frustrating again. Had his campaign not recently imploded I suspect he would be included in the conversation than he is at present. Few people in public life demonstrate the capacity to strategically assess all the issues in a clear manner,but foot in mouth disease has permanently harmed him.
Ron Paul was Ron Paul, but he looked tired.
Rick Santorum is bright,articulate and passionate in his beliefs, but last night proved that he can project coldness in the midst of passion.
The loser of the debate was Tim Pawlenty. He had a good night,but he is remembered for not engaging Romney on "Obamneycare". In a year where Republican voters want to take the fight to Obama, Tim Pawlenty showed polite timidity.
The biggest loser of the evening was Jon Huntsman Jr. Why? Because he was invited to the debate, he declined and then promptly announced he was running today. How do you think that looks to New Hampshire voters? All the more clueless given reports that he will forgo an effort in Iowa.
Mitt Romney won the debate because he didn't lose. He was focused on the economy,he looked presidential and more importantly he did not appear to be the phony that emanated from him four years ago. He was in command of himself,confident and assertive. I'm not a Romney fan for many reasons, but he at least allayed some fears to a degree. Wait and see. If he is the nominee I want to see how he takes a punch first. If you get into the ring with Obama you had better not have a glass jaw.
The most significant result from last night's debate is the performance of Michelle Bachmann. She has been subject to ridicule and marginalized as a fringe or niche candidate. Not anymore. She was focused.She prefaced each response with her credentials justifying her response to questions. More importantly, she was credible.
When asked about Obamacare she reminded everyone she was the first to file for its repeal. When asked about Libya she referenced her service on the House Select Committee on Intelligence giving her just criticism all the more weight.
Michelle Bachmann did something I found quite profound and has to my knowledge gone unstated anywhere. Pro Life candidates are often criticized by pro choicers as being unconcerned about a child after its born. Michelle Bachmann when asked about abortion reasserted his pro life position, but prefaced it by informing people of her five children and twenty three foster children. Many took this as just personal fluff, but the truth is how can anyone accuse Michelle Bachmann of being a hypocrite on abortion when she's taken in 23 foster children? How do you criticize one who has sheltered children from the storm?
Michelle Bachmann is for real folks and I look forward to the campaign with renewed vigor.
I see that Kevin Ward is such a huge Michele Bachmann fan that he can’t spell her first name...
“Game On: Michelle Bachmann Is For Real”
She looked good in the debate last night.
“Had his campaign not recently imploded I suspect he would be included in the conversation than he is at present.”
“Michelle Bachmann when asked about abortion reasserted his pro life position”
You show talent in your obervations but I strongly suggest that you find yourself an editor.
Michelle Bachmann when asked about abortion reasserted his pro life position...
Kev. Saltpeter, man, you are embarrassing yourself.
” ...Pawlenty. He had a good night,but he is remembered for not engaging Romney on “Obamneycare”. “
i read that BACHMANN was asked point-blank about Romneycare, and totally ducked it, and spoke about Obama instead.
and she deserves praise for raising foster kids. but this author doesn’t get out much, if he thinks it:
“ has to my knowledge gone unstated anywhere. “
also, i am liking Cain more and more. and specifically for his clear courageous positions OUTSIDE of economics. like about Islam. so this article raises my curiosity for many reasons...
...sorry for the tinfoil hat, but i’m seeing a lot of nice between Romney and her, and a lot of pundits trashing everyone except her and Romney.
If Romney gets the nomination and wins the election, it would not surprise me to se so many Tea Party and conservative people who are now in the R party to be so angry that there would be a mass exodus to conservative party(ies).
I’m just about ready to leave. Been looking at the platform of Conservative Party USA, seems to match my views very closely. I’m just curious to check them out to make sure everything else is ok. The Repubs I see in NJ very often are very blue-doggy; you have to squint to tell whether they’re a Dem or not.
“...sorry for the tinfoil hat, but im seeing a lot of nice between Romney and her, and a lot of pundits trashing everyone except her and Romney.”
Agreed. An emerging synthetic ticket. It might even sell, but I won’t be buying.
Been watching Bachmann for a while now. When she was a beginner she made a lot of beginner mistakes. I am amazed how far she’s come in a short amount of time.
What exactly were the specifics of "Hope and change"? I guess that only Republicans have to provide specifics and liberals are exempt.
Since Mar 31, 2011
To your credit you posted the whole article and didn’t put it in ‘News’.
“Im just about ready to leave.”
I am past ready to leave. The problem is that there is no place to go. I will not eat another fecal canapé in the general, though. Not going to happen, even if Romney is served up on Bachmann lite bread.
Sorry but I am not jumping on the Bachmann Bandwagon. There is no way she will ever be able to handle the attacks like Palin did. And don’t fool yourselves the media will go after her with a vengeance. She was in a friendly environment last night, kind of like a little sis with her big brothers.
You are correct. Her resume is very short on experience. If she thinks because she raised 20 something foster kids qualifies her to be president, then shes nuts. The woman has such terrible political instincts its almost funny. Who announces they are running at debate? Cheeseiest thing Ive ever seen. Was she scared she couldnt draw a crowed on her on? After all, Palin had to do it for her before!
Go, Michele! Finally a conservative in the race.
Huntsmans purpose is to be offended in a debate if someone brings up Mormon to Romney.
Bachmann seems great. Huge red flags on her though. The communist enemies of our Constitution and our nation appear to have no fear of her. (Don’t forget there’s only one person the Marxists are afraid of.)
In fact, indications suggest the Marxists want Bachmann to win the nomination. I don’t know why this would be, but I speculate it’s so that they can finish her off with an October surprise, or otherwise coax her RINO tendencies as the circumstances demand. In either case, if my speculation is right, they’ll be able to keep their destruction of our country on schedule.
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