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Romney Backer Norm Coleman Likes Michele Bachmann As VP
US News and World Report's Washington Whispers ^ | November 30, 2011 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 12/01/2011 3:12:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

He doesn't claim to know her post-presidential campaign plans, but fellow Minnesotan Norm Coleman, a Romney backer, believes Rep. Michele Bachmann has what it takes to be vice president.

"She could serve well," he says of the Minnesota lawmaker who once led the polls for the Iowa caucus. "I think she's helped herself in this process."

Bachmann isn't reconsidering her future other than believing she is positioned for a comeback against Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney in the GOP primaries.

But even her critics are giving Bachmann good grades for her campaign, debate performances and fund raising despite some early missteps.

Coleman, who spoke to reporters at a roundtable sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor says, "Ultimately, she has benefited from national exposure. I think she's handled herself extraordinarily well in the debates, she has exceeded a lot of expectations."

What's more, he adds, Bachmann has excelled at fund raising and kept her strong group of energized voters, two things a presidential nominee would want in a vice presidential pick.

If she was picked, Bachmann would be the second female GOP vice presidential nominee in a row, following her friend Sarah Palin who was selected in 2008 by Sen. John McCain.


TOPICS: Minnesota; Parties; U.S. Congress; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: bow2backstabbermitt; bow2romney; bowb4backstabber; bowb4bishopromney; coleman; loserromney; michelebachmann; minnesota; rinoromney; romney; saboteurromney
So Milt thinks we're idiots? That picking Rep. Bachmann will buy off the Tea Party? Really?!
1 posted on 12/01/2011 3:12:13 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A similar tactic worked for McCain. There were a number of people who voted GOP on account of Palin’s presence on the ticket. I’m one of ‘em. Won’t get fooled again.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 3:15:39 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where does everyone get the dumb Bass idea that the VP comes from the field of candidates for Pres? That almost never happens. Whoever wins is almost sure to pick a governor of a critical state if they know what they’re doing.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 3:21:58 AM PST by ez ("Abashed the Devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, "Paradise Lost")
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To: Cboldt

How did it work? Have I been in a coma and John McCain is in the White House? It just made his defeat less than it would’ve been with Liebermann or Romney as his running mate. Cancelling the campaign to go work on TARP is what put the final nail in McCain’s coffin, not anything Gov. Palin did. And Michele is no Sarah! Just because they’re both female doesn’t mean there are any other similarities. Rep. Bachmann doesn’t have a day of executive experience! She’s a backbencher in the House, at best.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 3:22:21 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Cboldt

...and we were also told in 2008 by some Freepers that if we stayed home and let 0bummer win we would get the Next Reagan because the population would be so disgusted. How is that prop working out?


5 posted on 12/01/2011 3:23:03 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Romney ticket could use a federal legislator in second position. I say the same for a Palin or Perry led ticket.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 3:26:29 AM PST by jimfree (In Nov 2012 Herman Cain will have more relevant and quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Eh, I don’t see Bachman in anyone’s VP slot. Romney might consider it for “conservative cred”, but people would see it for the cynical ploy that it is. And I just don’t see Cain, Gingrich or Perry taking her. I might be wrong, but that’s my gut feeling.

I think it more likely at this point Bachman might land a cabinet post in some GOP administration than the second slot on a ticket.


7 posted on 12/01/2011 3:31:06 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: DemforBush

Bachmann, sorry. (Guess I had BTO on the brain)


8 posted on 12/01/2011 3:35:40 AM PST by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elections have become like pro wrestling matches ...fixed before the match even starts . Amazing how many people still think their vote makes a difference . It’s not WHO votes ; it’s who counts the votes . The Repubs are in cahoots with the Rats ; they sleep in the same sleazy hotel and drink at the same two bit bar . A majority of the sheeple are too dumb to even figure it out or care .


9 posted on 12/01/2011 3:45:13 AM PST by sushiman
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To: sushiman

I’ve said it before. I’ll say it again. Once we realize we have a one party system then we can set about fixing it.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 4:19:49 AM PST by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would Coleman’s views carry any weight? After all, he couldn’t even beat an unfunny so-called “comedian” in his re-election bid.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 4:20:56 AM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Does he want Michelle Bachman’s seat???

Hmmmmmmmmmmmm.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 4:25:03 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newter the Democrats - top to bottom.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They better hope so because that’s the only thing that will make Romney remotely palatable.

On the other hand, anything goes in a nation where tea partiers are treating Gingrich like some great savior when he’s actually a repudiation of everything the tea party “claims” to stand for.


13 posted on 12/01/2011 4:27:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They better hope so because that’s the only thing that will make Romney remotely palatable.

On the other hand, anything goes in a nation where tea partiers are treating Gingrich like some great savior when he’s actually a repudiation of everything the tea party “claims” to stand for.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 4:27:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I will no longer pretend that turds taste like steak when you pour gravy on them... Bachmann isn't even close to being an enticement to vote for a commie... and romney is a commie. If Bachmann accepted his VP slot... she would prove herself to NOT be what she says that she is.

LLS

15 posted on 12/01/2011 4:37:25 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Perdogg
Some of us voted for mcpain because of Palin... and donated $2500.00 and worked phone banks etc... and we got screwed just like you! NEVER AGAIN!

LLS

16 posted on 12/01/2011 4:40:58 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: cripplecreek

Romney can pick Sarah and I won’t vote for him. Mr. Slick thinks we’ll all fall in line when he picks a TEA Party VP. Not this voter, Myth.


17 posted on 12/01/2011 4:45:01 AM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: publana

I think most people will do whatever the rest of the herd does.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 4:48:52 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP nominee will select a VP who can deliver a major swing state, OH, PA, FL........

That’s NOT Bachmann!


19 posted on 12/01/2011 5:13:11 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: G Larry

John Kasich? Marco Rubio? Eric Cantor?


20 posted on 12/01/2011 5:15:57 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney/Bachmann vs Perry/Palin

I gotta go with my girl Sarah.

21 posted on 12/01/2011 5:20:38 AM PST by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Marco Rubio
He attracts Florida, Hispanics, Tea Party conservatives, and is a great mind and speaker, across the board.

(He could also win in the first chair)


22 posted on 12/01/2011 5:24:57 AM PST by G Larry ("I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his Character.")
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To: sushiman
Elections have become like pro wrestling matches ...fixed before the match even starts .

BINGO BING BINGO

23 posted on 12/01/2011 5:35:24 AM PST by varon (Allegiance to the Constitution, always. Allegiance to a party, never!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It may have worked in 2008. Not in 2012. Bachmann has clearly been angling for this by hanging around at 5% and attacking any and all conservatives who pose a threat to Mittens. She has NEVER gone after Mitt on national television or in any debate.

She has NOT acted in the best interests of the Tea Party nor Conservatives in general. She has behaved very selfishly. Mitt needs her to hang in there because her 5% in each state could tip a plirality to him.

Only a Gardasil Retard would fail to have seen this coming from a mile away.


24 posted on 12/01/2011 5:41:57 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Mittt Romney - he lacks the courage of his absence of convictions .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Chris Christie will be the VP on the Republican ticket. After carrying a blue state, his ability to sell to moderates would be irresistible.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 5:43:21 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: sodpoodle

Who doesn’t? :)


26 posted on 12/01/2011 9:11:32 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
-- How did it work? Have I been in a coma and John McCain is in the White House? It just made his defeat less than it would've been with Liebermann or Romney as his running mate. --

The proposition I was replying to was "That picking Rep. Bachmann will buy off the Tea Party?" Not that putting Bachmann on the ticket would result in the GOP winning the presidential race.

-- And Michele is no Sarah! Just because they're both female doesn't mean there are any other similarities. Rep. Bachmann doesn't have a day of executive experience! She's a backbencher in the House, at best. --

In addition to both being female, both appear to be generally conservative at heart, at least compared with most of the Democrats, and even compared with many of those in the GOP, for example, John McCain and Mitt Romney.

I've posted here before that I think Bachmann is an airhead and a lightweight, so I don't disagree with your bottom line. My point was just that some TEA partiers are apt to increase their inclination to vote a presidential ticket with Romney at the top, if Bachmann is the named VP candidate.

27 posted on 12/01/2011 11:09:32 AM PST by Cboldt
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To: Perdogg
-- ...and we were also told in 2008 by some Freepers that if we stayed home and let 0bummer win we would get the Next Reagan because the population would be so disgusted. How is that prop working out? --

At least the DEM party is being held more at fault for the current situation, than it would have been if McCain had been elected.

I think the country is "lost," (the idea that the federal government should be one of limited and enumerated powers) in part due to a belief in universal suffrage as a worthy ideal, and about half of the voting population's preference being bought off with public money.

I'm also fascinated that the public seems to accept that the president is responsible to set domestic policy. Congress deserves 95% of the blame, and the courts too, for supporting decades of Congressional overreach.

28 posted on 12/01/2011 11:15:35 AM PST by Cboldt
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