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‘There’s a Chance I Could Run’ for President Again by Eddie Scarry | 8:28 am, July 23rd, 2014
Mediaite ^ | 7-23-2014 | Eddie Scarry

Posted on 07/23/2014 5:57:07 AM PDT by Citizen Zed

Outgoing Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) may be down but she wants everyone to know she’s not out.

“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running (in 2016),” Bachmann said in a new interview with Real Clear Politics. “They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run. What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run.”

Politics watchers will recall Bachmann’s first failed run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. After winning the not-that-significant Iowa Ames Straw Poll in 2011, she enjoyed a brief stint at the top of the polls. Then, without citing any medical proof, she threw out the idea on national TV that the HPV vaccine may cause mental retardation and things were downhill from there with Bachmann dropping out of the race shortly thereafter.

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So does anyone know who is definitely running?
1 posted on 07/23/2014 5:57:07 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

All I know is that FReepers will go full liberal when it comes to destroying anyone they think stands in the way of their preferred candidate.


2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:02:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Bachmann ?

lol

her and Santorum, just need to ride off into the sunset, i’ve had enough of both of them for one lifetime!


3 posted on 07/23/2014 6:02:54 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: Citizen Zed

I nominate this thread for some sort of award.

Just based on the title. :D


4 posted on 07/23/2014 6:04:54 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: Citizen Zed

And once again the GOP will have a gaggle of 20 candidates in the primary at debates stumbling around on a stage trying to outdo each other on how they’ll “repeal Obamacare.”

And one by one, the GOP-e will help the dems go Alinsky on every conservative candidate, whittling the field down to their preferred nominee, Jeb Bush.


5 posted on 07/23/2014 6:09:38 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: cripplecreek
Well, Michele Bachmann IS a preferred candidate of mine.

While one of a few, she is defiantly up there :)

6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:22:24 AM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

But she had a migraine once and said we could even drill for oil and gas safely in the Everglades if we wish. That’s just plain crazy. /s


7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:24:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

Michelle Bachmann? Isn’t she that crazy broad who made those outrageous claims that the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the Obama administration?

(Damn right I’m being sarcastic!)


8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:28:04 AM PDT by Junk Silver
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To: Junk Silver

And “leaked” top secret info on Pakistani nuke sites that were published in national magazines months earlier (with maps).


9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:34:14 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

It’s a little early for a “definite” list.

But, even if Bachman runs, I would never vote for her. Her treatment of Sarah Palin told me she was willing to do whatever to get elected .. even turn on a friend.

In case you don’t remember, Bachman hired a political hack (his name escapes me - but he’s on FOX all the time). The first thing he did after getting hired was to go after Palin. Sadly, it was Palin who had supported Bachman and rallied a lot of people to vote for Bachman, and then the payback for Palin was to be dissed by Bachman’s Campaign Manager.

After that stunt, I would never vote for Bachman.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:37:30 AM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Citizen Zed
‘There’s a Chance I Could Run’ for President Again

Sorry, Rep. Bachmann, but there's no change in h*ll that you would finish the primaries, much less win the nomination.


11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:39:32 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: CyberAnt

I’ve always wondered if Bachman cut a deal with the House leadership to garner backdoor financial support in exchange for not pursuing the Speakership.

She enhanced her name recognition and the Establishment was able to undermine a potential Palin candidacy.

Win-win.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 6:47:00 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: CyberAnt

Yes they all worked for Romney. /s

Ed Rollins will be hired by someone this time as well. Lets just hope it isn’t your preferred candidate.


13 posted on 07/23/2014 6:47:01 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Bratch

Bachman=Bachmann

Apologies to the Congresswoman.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 6:48:14 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Citizen Zed

Well I sure called that one. LOL


15 posted on 07/23/2014 6:48:38 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Citizen Zed

So the Tea Party poser is preparing to torpedo at the next round of conservative candidates. How nice.

If she didn’t have the courage to take on Republican socialists like Willard Romney, she sure as hell doesn’t have what it takes to turn this country around.

Now that Ted Cruz has jumped off the deep end by helping Glenn Beck shower the illegal invaders with gifts, I don’t think there’s a single promising presidential candidate. Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Rand Paul are all washed up. Maybe Rick Perry?


16 posted on 07/23/2014 6:49:53 AM PDT by Cato in PA (Resist!)
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To: cripplecreek
Ole Newt may also be making noise soon. He is about the only 2012er who hasn't hinted yet.

==

The primary season could be filled with a dozen newcomers, 2008 retreads, and 2012 retreads.

The 2 [actually 3] questions still remains:

Is this the best the GOP has to offer?
Do you want another also-ran who becomes a footnote in the annals of GOP presidential runs or do you want to win?

17 posted on 07/23/2014 6:53:17 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cato in PA

Face it, if Rick Perry hadn’t been the worst debater in presidential history, he would be president right now.

Hopefully he has been taking lessons for the past 5 years and isn’t on back pain medication anymore.


18 posted on 07/23/2014 6:54:27 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama lied .. the economy died.)
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To: cripplecreek

She also ‘promised’ a return to $1.80 gas.


19 posted on 07/23/2014 6:55:50 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Cato in PA
So the Tea Party poser is preparing to torpedo at the next round of conservative candidates.

She was also one of the 17 or 18 who were about to unseat Boehner as speaker in January 2013. She reneged, backed out of the revolt, and helped give us Boehner again.

[Boehner was so apprecative that he took her chairmanship away from her.]
20 posted on 07/23/2014 6:59:18 AM PDT by TomGuy
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And Obama promised skyrocketing prices.

Thank God nobody bought Michelle Bachman’s craziness. /s

FReepers are going to go full lord of the flies stupid.....again.


21 posted on 07/23/2014 6:59:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

You might be right. Part of the reason I threw my support behind Newt - which I later apologized for - was because he was such a good debater. Really, what we needed was someone with good credentials (Rick Perry), good ideas (Herman Cain), or at least good debate skills (Newt).

What the Republicans got was a candidate with socialist credentials (Massachusetts gov), no good ideas (Romneycare), and no debate skills. Well, Willard got under Bathhouse Barry’s skin in the first debate, but he absolutely tanked from that point on.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 7:18:47 AM PDT by Cato in PA (Resist!)
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To: Citizen Zed

Bachmann just isn’t a leader or executive material.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:44 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: CyberAnt

Ed Rollins.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 11:04:10 AM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: ansel12

Yes!! That’s the guy.

Thanks.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 5:32:52 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: cripplecreek

Hmmmm ..?? I have trouble picturing Ted Cruz making such an ignorant choice .. since the man is not stupid .. and he’s not a fool.


26 posted on 07/23/2014 5:37:02 PM PDT by CyberAnt (True the Vote: " MY AMERICA, ... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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To: Cato in PA
.. but he absolutely tanked from that point on.

There was a history behind THAT:

And a BIG behind it was!

27 posted on 07/23/2014 5:52:48 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: CyberAnt

I had trouble imagining FReepers willfully and stubbornly ignoring quotes from Sheldon Adelson saying he was a liberal and only supporting Newt to make sure Romney beat Santorum and his anti abortion stance. Now those same geniuses are shocked that Adelson is a Harry Reid supporter.

Same with Fred Thompson and his idiotic endorsement of the national popular vote.

Condi Rice

David Patreus

Colin Powell

The list goes on and on. Idol worship is a morons game and conservatives play it with the best of them and the only thing worse is clearing a path for a candidate who may not be.


28 posted on 07/23/2014 5:54:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Alas Babylon!

You can make put the MSM in its place if you know what to say. All it takes is charisma.

Look at the clips of what Newt said during the primaries on YouTube. Remember when the “open marriage” allegations against Newt came up? John King asked him if he’d “like to comment on it, “and Newt responded “no, but I will” and tore into the news media and King personally for opening a debate with a question like that.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 6:27:18 PM PDT by Cato in PA (Resist!)
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