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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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I see Ed Rollins really is running the show.
1 posted on 06/28/2011 10:54:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Delusions of grandeur. She is a kook.


2 posted on 06/28/2011 10:58:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They are "friends" but MB doesn't know how to get in touch with???

Maybe Wallace was on to something...

3 posted on 06/28/2011 11:01:40 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

For her Congress re-election fund raising effort , she was able to make calls to Palin. If she can’t find Palin number, what else she can’t do?


4 posted on 06/28/2011 11:04:19 PM PDT by jennychase
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did you read the whole article?

She claims that Palin supporters are "warming to her" and that people are leaving the candidates that they once favored and rushing to her. LOL

She claims that "..................people have resonated with my message.", which is not just a misuse/improper use of the word "resonates", but lousy English. And this from the woman who a bit later in the article claims that she will ban teleprompters from the White House and that she can talk well without one.

No,she isn't a Palin clone at all, she's a 10th rate Palin wannabe.

5 posted on 06/28/2011 11:05:03 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

We don’t elect House members to the White House. Now I’m seeing the “why” of it, if you catch my drift?


6 posted on 06/28/2011 11:08:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Brices Crossroads

People might have resonated with her message, but her message has not resonated with the people, neither Democrats nor Republicans. I know it’s a trivial slip of the tongue and that I shouldn’t be churlish. But either she or Rollins is orchestrating this badly. Brices wrote once speculating that Bachmann might be Palin’s Phil Crane. I hope not, but the evidence points ever more in that direction.


7 posted on 06/28/2011 11:08:41 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I know, I know, but this one is making things worse, not just week by week, day by day, but almost hour by hour. She’s a nasty passive-aggressive piece of work.


8 posted on 06/28/2011 11:10:11 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

She really does have a big ego doesn’t she..thinking that everyone is “Warming up to her” I have no ill will for Michele Bachmann. I don’t think she is a bad person, heck I wanted her to be Sarah’s running mate, I thought it would be the perfect team Palin/Bachmann, but after some things have happened(Such as Michele not coming to Sarah’s defense when she was accused of murder) if she is her friend she would have defended her, of course we don’t know what went on behind the scenes but still


9 posted on 06/28/2011 11:10:28 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
She said Monday that movie legend John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa, when it was actually serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Actually, the truth is this: She said that movie legend John Wayne was from Waterloo, when it was actually his PARENTS.

Yes, John Wayne Gacy was from Waterloo. Why do you think that is? Maybe because he was named after a famous person who had ties to Waterloo?

Of course, the title is misleading as well, suggesting she was trying to say she was better than Palin, when she was saying they were two different people.

10 posted on 06/28/2011 11:11:08 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: definitelynotaliberal

The evidence is that Michele wants to be president, has as big an ego as Obama, and is about as prepared to be president as little Barry was.........perhaps less so.


11 posted on 06/28/2011 11:12:24 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Well, she used to poll at under 5%, and how she’s polling in double-digits. Those new supporters are coming from somewhere.

We can tell that she is actually being considered a serious candidate, by watching how many freepers are coming after her. Got to keep the field clear, after all.

This is how we’ll end up stuck with Romney; conservatives taking pot shots at other conservatives trying to beat them down to leave room for their preferred candidate. That’s how we got McCain last time.


12 posted on 06/28/2011 11:13:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: nopardons

No, sorry, she is not less prepared than Bambam to be president. She was never a community organizer, has no shady roots or an absurdly thin resume. Besides that, I agree with everything you said.


13 posted on 06/28/2011 11:14:00 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
She said that movie legend John Wayne was from Waterloo, when it was actually his PARENTS.

I didn't hear her say movie legend or parents, are you sure you are quoting her?

14 posted on 06/28/2011 11:16:57 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: nopardons
The past couple of days with her have just been creepy. I am beginning to see why even with her state legislative history and JD she hasn't landed leadership or key committee positions.
15 posted on 06/28/2011 11:18:21 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
That’s how we got McCain last time.

You mean that is why Romney didn't get elected, or did you mean Huckabee?

16 posted on 06/28/2011 11:18:42 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

Loose lips sink ships...and with that in mind I feel that Bachmans biggest liability could very well be the fact that she was a foster parent to so many teen girls. Not that she did anything wrong, but, rather that the MSM can project the teen angst of one foster girl and turn it into monthly rites of naked goat sacrifices.


17 posted on 06/28/2011 11:21:33 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Obama makes me yearn for the good ol' days of Carter.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Oh HORSEFEATHERS!

That's NOT how we got McLame last time and you know it.

And FR has always been a bastion of escalating fights during the presidential primary season, as you very well know.

She was being snarky, implying that she was getting Palin supporters.

18 posted on 06/28/2011 11:22:14 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember that I liked Katherine Harris a lot for a while, until on FR, I started learning much more about her.


19 posted on 06/28/2011 11:22:50 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: definitelynotaliberal
I think you took what I said in a different way than it was meant, vis-a-vis Bachamnn and Obama being unprepared to be president.

I was alluding to the fact that neither of them has had any political executive experience.

And the less so remark is that we, as a nation have elected sitting Senators, but only Garfield, from the House and he had military experience as well and that election was a fluke.

20 posted on 06/28/2011 11:26:37 PM PDT by nopardons
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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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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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To: gov_bean_ counter

pride cometh before a fall...had she been smart, she’d be aspiring for something like a Senate position or Speaker of the House...and endorse Palin...now with all the scrutiny and true colors being exposed: Bachmann risks wrecking her political career as a whole.


41 posted on 06/28/2011 11:58:24 PM PDT by CondoleezzaProtege (Palin 2012)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Spot on; you just nailed it.

If Bachmann gets any snarkier, the MSM are going to love her up royally...............until Palin gets in and dethrones the self proclaimed "QUEEN OF THE TEA PARTY", as well as all the others.

42 posted on 06/29/2011 12:00:08 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

Bachmann begged Palin to come and help her, during the last election, because she was having trouble. I think that the people who know her best, those in her own state, see her for who she is.


43 posted on 06/29/2011 12:02:06 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons

The media has been trying since the beginning to have a Palin Vs. Bachmann..because they want to get rid of them both. I even posted last week, that the media is waiting for Michele to say ONE bad thing, one nasty thing about Sarah Palin and they have won, because that is what they want and Michele is falling into the trap. Seriously, she doesn’t have her phone number?? The second I read that one it made no sense..unless Sarah changes her phone number every few months she has the number. I think the praise Bachmann has been getting from the press is giving her a big ego, which is what the media wants to have happen


44 posted on 06/29/2011 12:10:11 AM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Sarah Barracuda
I agree with you completely!

That being said, it'll be a one sided fight, as iyt has been thus far, because I can't see Palin lowering herself to fight in the gutter with Michele. Palin will just beat her in the debates, in how much money she raises, and by wining the primaries; GOD willing.

45 posted on 06/29/2011 12:14:10 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
I still can't get over MB saying the president emptied the strategic oil reserve.

I really doubt that Mrs. Bachmann will make it to February 2012. She is a ticking time bomb.

I think she will come up with come wild accusation that the press is badgering one or more of her foster children and quit for the family.

46 posted on 06/29/2011 12:20:01 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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Is anyone familiar with exactly how she ran for governor; what kind of campaign it was? I know that she went all over Alaska, talked with as many people as she could; that's not what I'm driving at.

She beat out a sitting governor ( no, I won't attempt to spell his name, I know it, but am too lazy to go look it up right now ), but how?

47 posted on 06/29/2011 12:21:16 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Oh that oil reserve statement of hers had me picking my jaw up off the floor. Gaffes are one thing, mixing up Concord Mass. with Concord N.H. is stupid, calling John QUINCY Adams a FF was also stupid, saying that John Wayne was born in her hometown was wretchedly stupid, but the strategic oil reserve comment? THAT WAS COLLOSSALLY IGNORANT, NOT TO MENTION MORONIC!


48 posted on 06/29/2011 12:25:38 AM PDT by nopardons
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To: nopardons
In my screwy little world, gaffes are verbal missteps made during off the cuff remarks.

So many of Mrs. Bachmann's whoppers come in prepared, supposed researched and validated/verified, remarks. That just blows me away.

49 posted on 06/29/2011 12:28:31 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO but I reserve the right to be wrong...)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Yes, I agree; I was just trying to be a bit "kinder". LOL It's getting a bit thick here, with so many having hissy fits over over others talking what they call "negatively" about "poor widdle" Michele's gag inducing comments.

She can't talk well without a telepromter and I wonder if she can even use one.

50 posted on 06/29/2011 12:43:51 AM PDT by nopardons
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