Skip to comments.Michele protests: Iím no Palin clone (Claims "former Palin backers" now going for Bachmann)
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 shes 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 dont get the feeling that everything coming out of her mouth is a political calculation, he said.
Granite State political observers said in yesterdays 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.
Weve 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 shed like Palins endorsement, she wont be reaching out to her.
I would love to have Gov. Palins support in this effort. I dont have her cell phone number so I dont 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 campaigns 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 shed 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. Theyve had it up to here. . . . President Obama, you are a one-term president.
Very creepy, indeed;not to mention cringe inducing.
And Rollins ran the campaign that Harris lost.
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
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.
Are you kidding?
- “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,
I doubt such silly schoolyard mentality.
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.)
I guess you are right, I just saw this.
She just wears people down, said political operative Ed Rollins.
He wasnt 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.
Thats precisely what Rollins did, however. (This is a pattern. Rollins also publicly attacked Arianna Huffington after working on her husbands 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?””
I think that Bachmann IS delusional; hell......plain old nuts.
How long before we all know Bachmann is a flake?
The more she opens her mouth, the less I am impressed with her and understand why she would hire a sleeze like Ed Rollins.
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.
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.
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.
In an obscure Iowa town, no less...
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.
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
I guess MB got a lot smarter once she stroked him a check...
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.
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