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Michele protests: Iím no Palin clone (Claims "former Palin backers" now going for Bachmann)
The Boston Herald ^ | June 29, 2011 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 06/28/2011 10:53:59 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

RAYMOND N.H. — New GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann charmed a backyard of Granite State voters yesterday with her trademark straight talk but bristled at comparisons to fellow Tea Party star Sarah Palin, telling the Herald she’s got a style all her own.

“We both have unique skill sets. I have great respect and admiration for Gov. Palin, I consider her a friend, but I have a unique skill set that I bring to the table,” said Bachmann, 55, after announcing her presidential campaign to New Hampshire voters yesterday morning.

Andy Schwargler, 45, of Orford, N.H., drove more than an hour to see Bachmann, saying he appreciates her down-to-earth style.

“I like the fact that she speaks her mind. I don’t get the feeling that everything coming out of her mouth is a political calculation,” he said.

Granite State political observers said in yesterday’s Herald that former Palin backers are warming up to the Minnesota congresswoman, a claim that Bachmann supported during a wide-ranging interview with the Herald.

“We’ve made multiple trips here to New Hampshire and the momentum is only growing and building and exploding — and people that we have talked to have called up and said they want to leave the candidate they thought they were going to support and support me,” Bachmann said.

Both Bachmann and Palin are anti-abortion Tea Party favorites known for their independent streaks and challenging business as usual in Washington, D.C. Both also have a blunt, tell-it-like-it-is speaking style that resonates with voters.

Bachmann said that while she’d like Palin’s endorsement, she won’t be reaching out to her.

“I would love to have Gov. Palin’s support in this effort. I don’t have her cell phone number so I don’t know how to get in touch with her, but I wish her well,” Bachmann said. She added, “The field is wide open . . . people can come into the race, but I also know that people have resonated with my message.”

Bachmann dismissed claims that her high-profile gaffes have undercut her campaign’s credibility. She said Monday that movie legend John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa, when it was actually serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

“Those are the small issues that quite honestly no one cares about, because everywhere I go people are concerned about the economy,” Bachmann said.

Exhibiting her feisty no-nonsense style, Bachmann told the amped-up New Hampshire crowd that she’d run the White House with a “titanium spine” while touting her economic know-how and her ability to load a shotgun and speak on the fly.

“President Bachmann will be banning the teleprompter from the White House,” she said in a dig at President Obama. “The American people have had enough. They’ve had it up to here. . . . President Obama, you are a one-term president.”


TOPICS: New Hampshire; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann2012; bds; michelebachmann; newhampshire; palin; romneywhore
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Very creepy, indeed;not to mention cringe inducing.


21 posted on 06/28/2011 11:27:57 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ansel12

And Rollins ran the campaign that Harris lost.


22 posted on 06/28/2011 11:28:59 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: jennychase

Michele might be making it up! She said late last year that she calls Sarah all of the time, now unless Sarah got a new cell phone number or something, i doubt she has difficult getting in contact with her, just the fact that she and her staff was coordinating with Sarah’s and her staff in getting Palin up there to fundraiser for Michele and they are best friends make it almost impossible that she doesn’t have her number


23 posted on 06/28/2011 11:30:11 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: nopardons
She was being snarky, implying that she was getting Palin supporters.

She is delusional if she really believes that. Polls with and polls without show a pretty even distribution among the remaining candidates when Governor Palin isn't included.

She is a AA player in a major league game, being sustained in large measure by the conservative media. It remains to be seen how much longer they can keep her in it.

24 posted on 06/28/2011 11:30:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: nopardons

Are you kidding?


25 posted on 06/28/2011 11:31:06 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

- “and people that we have talked to have called up and said they want to leave the candidate they thought they were going to support and support me,”

Really?

LoL!

I doubt such silly schoolyard mentality.


26 posted on 06/28/2011 11:33:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Bigtigermike
Michele might be making it up!

Quite possibly so. There is a back story to Wallace's question that he wouldn't dare get into because he knows he is going to be around politics a lot longer than Bachmann. I think it MB's own party that calls her a flake. (Hence no real responsibility.)

27 posted on 06/28/2011 11:35:31 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: nopardons

I guess you are right, I just saw this.

“She just wears people down,” said political operative Ed Rollins.

He wasn’t talking about his soon-to-be presidential candidate client Michele Bachmann or her frenemy Sarah Palin. He was talking about former Florida Rep. Katherine Harris. This was back in 2006.

Harris had, in fairness, been through three campaign managers. This is a lot. But Rollins’ had been Harris’ top strategist (this was just prior to his work with Mike Huckabee), and it is unusual for operatives to trash their candidates on the way out the door.

That’s precisely what Rollins did, however. (This is a pattern. Rollins’ also publicly attacked Arianna Huffington after working on her husband’s campaign.)

One wonders if Rollins is aware that his new client, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, has been through five Chiefs of Staff in just over four years?””


28 posted on 06/28/2011 11:36:10 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

I think that Bachmann IS delusional; hell......plain old nuts.


29 posted on 06/28/2011 11:36:51 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: gov_bean_ counter

How long before we all know Bachmann is a flake?


30 posted on 06/28/2011 11:37:05 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more she opens her mouth, the less I am impressed with her and understand why she would hire a sleeze like Ed Rollins.


31 posted on 06/28/2011 11:37:24 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: ansel12

No, that is a factual statement. That IS what it is. Rollins ran Harris’ campaign, the one she lost, after the 2000 election stuff. AND HARRIS LOST.


32 posted on 06/28/2011 11:38:16 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ansel12
SEE?

And this is just SO damned typical of Rollins! He really does trash people, a lot, and even those he has worked for.

Lots of people know this, know his history, and why Bachmann hiring him was just mind blowing to us.

33 posted on 06/28/2011 11:41:22 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
One hundred people at her real campaign "announcement".

No more than 400 at a public venue in Myrtle Beach in the summer.

Heck, Governor Palin had 1000 who just wanted to see a movie with her.

34 posted on 06/28/2011 11:41:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: nopardons

In an obscure Iowa town, no less...


35 posted on 06/28/2011 11:43:09 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
And many more who couldn't get tickets!

Bachmann's quotes, in this article, are dreadful! Not many will know about them, but I'm certainly going to be telling everyone I know all about them, as well as the gaffes.

I didn't start out disliking her, but with every day, she gives me more reasons to not just dislike her, but to not trust her at all.

36 posted on 06/28/2011 11:44:42 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: ansel12

Rollins also said that Michele Bachmann was “Not a serious candidate” back in January of this year..makes ya wonder why Bachmann would hire a guy that trashed her on national TV


37 posted on 06/28/2011 11:46:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I guess MB got a lot smarter once she stroked him a check...


38 posted on 06/28/2011 11:47:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

yep!


39 posted on 06/28/2011 11:51:00 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: nopardons
Reporters used to ask Governor Palin about Mrs. Bachmann. She said "the more the merrier". No more questions.

Reporters still ask MB about Governor Palin. They do that because it is obvious the subject sticks in her craw. How dare this Tax Attorney, foster mother of 23 be compared to a commoner.

That is part of what I take away from Mrs. Bachmann's attitude.

40 posted on 06/28/2011 11:52:39 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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