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Michele Bachmann's campaign is in last place and she will be the first one out
The Examiner ^ | January 3, 2012 | John Presta

Posted on 01/03/2012 1:59:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Michele Bachmann had high hopes going into this Presidential campaign. She saw herself as the second coming of Sarah Palin. A new and improved version of Sarah Palin. Unfortunately, Bachmann is not a new Sarah Palin nor an improved Sarah Palin.

Michele Bachmann is in last place in most of the polling.

Every recent poll put Bachmann in last place heading into the caucuses, a far cry from her summer win in a state GOP straw poll. But top campaign advisers vowed she would prove the recent surveys wrong by activating a support network built through her visits to small towns and churches in every corner of Iowa...

--snip--

...Bachmann vows to stay in the campaign, but that is not realistic and the fact is she will likely be the first to hold a press conference to announce the end of her campaign.

At that press conference Bachmann will say some nice things about Mitt Romney, because Bachmann has high hopes of being his Vice-Presidential nominee.

Yes, that Sarah Palin thing again. The good news (and for us Democrats the bad news) is that Mitt Romney is much too smart to name Bachmann as his nominee....

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com ...


TOPICS: Iowa; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: bachmann; iowa; palin; romney
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1 posted on 01/03/2012 1:59:45 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Huntsman might beat her to the microphone.


2 posted on 01/03/2012 2:02:10 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wait.. the rino and the female conservative vp? I’ve seen this show before. it does not end well.

No Romney. No way.


3 posted on 01/03/2012 2:03:28 PM PST by cableguymn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She may not formally drop out, but I doubt she will go significantly into debt if she finishes poorly in IA (as expected). She may continue through the two NH debates this weekend and the NH primary itself before signaling any dropout.


4 posted on 01/03/2012 2:05:30 PM PST by pogo101
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To: cableguymn
Were it not for the TARP imbroglio, it might have worked last time. He was headed up in the polls after wisely choosing Gov. Palin you'll recall.
5 posted on 01/03/2012 2:05:55 PM 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
Agree? Disagree?

I agree that examiner.com is just a blog and anyone there can say any crazy thing they like.

6 posted on 01/03/2012 2:08:26 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

[I have to laugh]... If Michele endorses Mittens, I’ll eat an old stinky sock.

I would .... I don’t know what I would do. Barf for days straight.

I’d write her emails calling for her to resign from Congress and go register as a Democrat.

Barf !

[LOL].

Bachmann is the most opposite in her Congressional voting to Mittsey that one can be.

Like Sarah, she got drafted into politics. I don’t see any bad feelings between them. IMHO, they’ve both put what they think is right ahead of themselves. I hope Sarah endorses Michele. I hope Sarah does not endorse Romney.

Question for you - will Sarah endorse Romney ???

If Michele decides to quit the race, I guess she’ll just go back to voting no, no, no to every big-government thing out there.

She’d be a key part of restraining the big government if Newt or Mittens or Obama gets elected.

Good question !


7 posted on 01/03/2012 2:09:14 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry and Michele will have the battle of ‘who drops out first’ on WEDNESDAY.

Huntsman drops out the day after NH, of course.

Final four going into the decider states of SC & FL:

Newt
Rick S.
Willard
Ron

Hey, does anyone know when the official amounts raised in the 4th quarter come out?
I’ve read several places that Newt raised over $10,000.000 and I hope it beat Willard.


8 posted on 01/03/2012 2:09:40 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Exactly.


9 posted on 01/03/2012 2:10:16 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: CainConservative

$10,000,000 that is :)


10 posted on 01/03/2012 2:10:38 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: humblegunner

Unlike WaPo, NYT, ABC, CBS, CNN, LAT, NBC, Politico, Daily Caller, PBS, Media Matters, Think Progress, etc, etc.??


11 posted on 01/03/2012 2:13:21 PM 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: PieterCasparzen

It wouldn’t surprise me one bit if Sarah goes rogue again and endorses Willard the flaming lib.


12 posted on 01/03/2012 2:13:51 PM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I once read where some guy was yapping about Sarah Palin's voice driving them crazy...well, to me, I can't listen to Bachmann more than three sentences without switching the channel. What a whiner.

I'm not saying she's not a good conservative and a fine lady, just her speech mannerisms drive me bonkers...and her favorite word in the whole English language seems to be "I".

Just my opinion.
13 posted on 01/03/2012 2:15:50 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Were it not for the TARP imbroglio, it might have worked last time”.

...luckily for all of us. If McCain had won we’d have Obamalite and no hope for another conservative in the WH ever.


14 posted on 01/03/2012 2:16:29 PM PST by albie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

@realDonaldTrump Donald J. Trump
Michele Bachmann will finish dead last tonight in Iowa because she is disloyal and a terrible boss. Sadly, it is over for Michele.
1 hour ago via web


15 posted on 01/03/2012 2:17:06 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Ron Paul is disgusting.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

LOL. I wonder why Trump added, “sadly”, when he didn’t mean it?


16 posted on 01/03/2012 2:20:21 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I supported Michelle Bachman for congress. She was doing a great job there, and deserved to be re-elected.

I never thought she had a chance at running for the White House, and I’m afraid she has proven me right.

Meantime, she has been thoroughly neglecting the job she was elected for. She could have organized the Tea Party freshman and spoken out against Boner’s constant cave-ins to Obama, which have now cost us another trillion dollars. Instead, she spent that time fund-raising in a vain pursuit of the White House.

And she’s pretty well wrecked any future chances of running again, when she has earned it. But if she would only go back to doing a good job in congress, it would certainly help.


17 posted on 01/03/2012 2:20:28 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: albie

A “president” McCain might be dead by now, under the pressures of the oval office. Think about that.


18 posted on 01/03/2012 2:20:28 PM 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

I’d suppose that entities with sue-able assets would be a
tad more careful in what they say than some schmoe on a
public library computer. Maybe not much, but at least a bit.

Don’t you reckon?


19 posted on 01/03/2012 2:28:05 PM PST by humblegunner (The kinder, gentler version...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Out tomorrow.

Huntsman may lay back hoping for VP, Bachmann is probably going to need to work to hold onto her House seat.


20 posted on 01/03/2012 2:28:10 PM PST by bigbob
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To: humblegunner

Perhaps a bit, but 2007-2011 seems to belay your argument, don’t you think? Was there anything they wouldn’t do or say to puff up Barry or attack Sarah? Example A: Tucson. Example B: 24,000 e-mails and “crowdsourcing” them.


21 posted on 01/03/2012 2:31:19 PM 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: PieterCasparzen
I have NO ill-will for Palin. The ONLY reason I voted the GOP ticket in 2008 was because of her. Palin had a Conservative faction, voice, power, future. She wasted it. Not blaming her. After what the media did to her I completely understand. But we needed her. She was the ONE and only unifying Conservative political figure who made Obambi wet his homo thong.

Now, her approval or endorsement is null and void (for me). I know many of you hinge on every word or tweet she sends. Not me. If I think it SHOULD be Bachmann's time, I'll gladly write her in on the PA ballot. I will NOT EVER vote for Mittens. Not in the Primary and NOT in the General. The GOP can shove Mittens right up their collective asses! No more. No more money. No more votes! Period.

22 posted on 01/03/2012 2:31:22 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: onyx
What, The Donald? Disingenuous? Say it ain't so.

Didn't they have a dust up a couple of months ago when she said something catty about him and he shot back she had been calling him regularly for advice?

23 posted on 01/03/2012 2:32:48 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: humblegunner

It used to be that the smug know-it-all who everyone figured out was full of crap would end up sitting by himself at the end of the bar. In the internet age he ends up blogging for The Examiner.


24 posted on 01/03/2012 2:32:48 PM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think that Bachmann has an interest in the VP slot. I believe that she is the head of the Tea Party Caucus in the House. She should campaign for House members and shore up Tea Party strength to battle Obama or Mitt, or if we can manage a conservative Whitehouse, she will be in a great position to push forward her agenda.


25 posted on 01/03/2012 2:32:48 PM PST by elvis-lives
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...activating a support network built through her visits to small towns and churches in every corner of Iowa...

Sleeper cells?

26 posted on 01/03/2012 2:33:02 PM PST by newheart (When does policy become treason?)
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To: onyx

heh yea. Must be crocodile tears.


27 posted on 01/03/2012 2:33:09 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Ron Paul is disgusting.)
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To: FrankR

Hey FrankR, I guess you then find Obambi’s mulatto strains soothing and easy to listen to???????????????????????? Her voice? Gee, you need to chill my friend.


28 posted on 01/03/2012 2:33:23 PM PST by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: elvis-lives

Has she ever had a bill signed into law?


29 posted on 01/03/2012 2:34:22 PM 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

“She saw herself as the second coming of Sarah Palin”

There never was a ‘first’ coming of SP.


30 posted on 01/03/2012 2:34:59 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: bigbob
Bachmann may end up having money problems if she seeks reelection. IIRC, she transferred a pretty large chunk from her congressional stash (granted, I don't know how much she had before the transfer) and has managed to piss off a lot of the people she will need to help replenish it.
31 posted on 01/03/2012 2:36:00 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: wolfcreek

Really? So McCain picked Liebermann as his running mate in 2008? My memory must be out of whack...


32 posted on 01/03/2012 2:36:46 PM 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: CainConservative

Another pissant comment, newbie.
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33 posted on 01/03/2012 2:39:55 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: cableguymn

I think at the very least, we need to wait to see tonight’s results. Heck when did polls become important all of a sudden? I am thrilled that Santorum seems to be doing well, but again not one caucus vote given yet.


34 posted on 01/03/2012 2:41:17 PM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: cableguymn

2008 Redux... Not Thank You


35 posted on 01/03/2012 2:43:44 PM PST by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

VP ain’t chit. Especially if your party loses.

and I’m referring to the current election cycle.

What has she done for me lately? The answer is NOTHING!


36 posted on 01/03/2012 2:45:02 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If not by the pressures then by falling off his high chair reaching across the aisle to make friends.


37 posted on 01/03/2012 2:46:19 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

Why is that a pissant comment? Palin endorsed McCain for Senate. She’s proven that she’s “political” and will take the expedient route that politicians often do.

And whats with the “newbie” crack? Do you measure peoples opinions by how long they’ve been registered? How... mature.


38 posted on 01/03/2012 2:46:46 PM PST by bigdaddy45
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To: wolfcreek
Were you in a cave or a monastery during 2010?
39 posted on 01/03/2012 2:46:46 PM 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: wolfcreek
Sitting around waiting for someone to do something for you?

Doesn't sound very conservative to me.

Neither does spending millions of other people's money in a mindless, futile pursuit of power. Boy Perry should set the conservative example and drop out.

40 posted on 01/03/2012 2:47:50 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Well hopefully people help her out because that is all we need is a Democrat replacing her. That would be a shame just because people got their little feelings hurt.


41 posted on 01/03/2012 2:48:11 PM PST by napscoordinator (A miracle is happening before our eyes! The ONLY MORAL CONSERVATIVE!!! Rick Santorum 2012!!!!!)
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To: napscoordinator

I agree, but she has put herself in a potentially bad position.


42 posted on 01/03/2012 2:50:54 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Cicero
I never thought she had a chance at running for the White House, and I’m afraid she has proven me right.

Meantime, she has been thoroughly neglecting the job she was elected for. She could have organized the Tea Party freshman and spoken out against Boner’s constant cave-ins to Obama, which have now cost us another trillion dollars. Instead, she spent that time fund-raising in a vain pursuit of the White House.

And she’s pretty well wrecked any future chances of running again, when she has earned it. But if she would only go back to doing a good job in congress, it would certainly help.


It would be a huge gain to have a real conservative like Bachmann or Santorum elected President; the Republican party would benefit tremendously. So the run is well worth Michele's effort.

She did not have the clout in Congress to arm twist dozens of freshman. The leadership has much more power than she does; she's just the beginning any anything signifcantly changing in the halls of Congress. Most of the supposed "Tea Party" freshman were bought off with offers of "careers" so they can "get things done" "down the road".

This year in Congress was a complete waste because Obama has veto power and the Dems have the Senate.

Nothing could be passed that was a good conservative bill.

All the House could do is block things by not passing them.

Unless a bill hinged on a few votes, Michele's (and any other real conservative's) vote and limited arm-twisting power (not being a very senior member) had no way to bear much fruit this year.

A few times when it was a big deal she came back and voted.

She's the only candidate who has a real small business perspective. She would be the first such President in a VERY long time.

If she or Santorum is elected, it will be the first Christian in office that will give heathens a run for their money in a long time.

Without America ever taking the first step on the long road back to morality, we're financially doomed no matter what happens. Brains with no morals is just efficient evil.

2012 is shaping up to be the year of European disaster, so I guess we have to somehow get through that first.

IMHO...
43 posted on 01/03/2012 2:52:19 PM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Never was a fan.


44 posted on 01/03/2012 2:52:43 PM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: bigdaddy45

Still suffering, I see. Sarah is a proven fighter for Our Constitution/Our Country. You have a problem with her - you got a problem.


45 posted on 01/03/2012 3:07:48 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think she needs to stay in through South Carolina. If I was her I would skip New Hampshire and concentrate on South Carolina. I would say with Newt spend little time and resources in New Hampshire and hit South Carolina hard. Cripes Huntsman is in 2nd place in New Hampshire so that should be a big clue. Conservatives should avoid the place.


46 posted on 01/03/2012 3:10:26 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Palin is right. It's not her turn, but that's a very polite way of saying bail out.

Bachmann made too many silly mistakes early when first impressions matter most and are least likely forgotten.

47 posted on 01/03/2012 3:10:36 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: elvis-lives
to battle Obama or Mitt,

She had her chances to battle Mitt and we know the rest of the story. That's her legacy.
48 posted on 01/03/2012 3:15:10 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Doc Savage
Actually, I don't remember including obama in the whole piece; to those with at least average reading comprehension, I was generally comparing Bachmann's voice adn presentation as a contrast to the comments made - on this board - over the past couple of years by the anti-Palin crowd who complained about her voice/accent.

I think is a travesty that some people come on a blog like this, based on peoples thoughts and opinions, and then attack the first person who posts an opinion that doesn't agree with them.

If Bachmann gets you all hot and bothered, then that's YOUR opinion of her...I posted mine.

I'd say your choices are:
2. Allow someone other than yourself to have an opinion.

I can assure you that my humble opinion of her voice is a personal preference, and will in no way promote, or impede, Michelle Bachmann's ascention to the top of the polls, or the White House.

Sounds like you just don't care for folks who don't like YOUR choice.

And by the way, I cannot stand obama...if he shows up on TV, I change the channel, or turn it off. So, try to have a hint of what you're talking about before you launch an attack...OK????????????????????????????????????????????
49 posted on 01/03/2012 3:35:34 PM PST by FrankR (What you resist...PERSISTS!)
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To: All

Michelle could have been a conservative hero by attacking Romney in the debates. Instead she attacked Perry, Newt and Cain. I think she and Mittens had a secret deal and she acted as his attack dog in hopes for the VP position.

At this point I am so disgusted with her and Mittens - I would never vote for a Mitt/Michelle ticket anyway.

She really hurt herself in this campaign with conservatives.


50 posted on 01/03/2012 3:35:37 PM PST by ClarenceThomasfan (If Romney is the nominee, say hello to four more years of Obama!)
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