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Bachmann endorsement expected in Romney's Portsmouth visit
The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 3, 2012 | Julian Walker and Bill Bartel

Posted on 05/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely get more than face time with Virginia voters when he visits Portsmouth today.

He's also expected to nab a key endorsement.

Several Republican sources this week said Romney's campaign is developing plans to have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at the 1:15 p.m. event at Crofton Industries to announce her support for Romney.

A darling of evangelicals and tea partyers, Bachmann briefly soared as a Republican presidential contender before withdrawing in January after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

An endorsement from her could lend some social conservative credentials to Romney as he tries to better connect with that part of the Republican base and overcome criticism that he's a moderate.

If it comes, it would follow the backing of another Minnesotan and onetime presidential contender: Last year, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty declared his support for Romney after dropping out of the race.

And, if history is a guide, more former Romney rivals are likely to provide public offerings of support as the GOP seeks to unify its factions and energize voters for the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.

Word of Bachmann's potential appearance came from several ranking Virginia Republican officials with knowledge of the evolving plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

One source said Tuesday that Bachmann's presence at Romney's Portsmouth visit, which is open to the public, was all but assured after the event was announced.

Another told The Virginian-Pilot on Wednesday that there's a 90 percent chance she'll be there.

Also scheduled to be on hand is Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has already endorsed the former Massachusetts governor and has been mentioned as a possible running mate for him.

McDonnell's office declined comment Wednesday when asked about Bachmann, as did Romney's campaign. Bachmann's staff replied to an initial email inquiry but didn't offer further response to a question about whether she'll endorse Romney.

Romney swooped into Northern Virginia on Wednesday to discuss the economy at a morning event and attend an evening fundraiser.

Speaking at the offices of a Chantilly company specializing in trade show exhibit services, Romney spoke about the virtues of small businesses and said Obama's policies have hurt them, according to The Associated Press.

After his Portsmouth visit today, Romney is scheduled to return to the state next week to deliver a commencement address at Liberty University.

Bachmann, meanwhile, is booked as the keynote speaker for Regent University's commencement Saturday morning in Virginia Beach.

That day, Obama will headline a campaign kick-off rally at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

The Romney and Obama visits this week portend much campaign activity ahead in Virginia as both candidates pursue the 13 electoral votes in this critical battleground state.


TOPICS: Minnesota; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: abo; bachmann; endorsements; michelebachmann; minnesota; romney
This is what happens when a guy sews up the nomination. Since the party system started, this is how it goes.
1 posted on 05/02/2012 10:08:00 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is everyone concerned with Bachmann’s endorsement?

Newt’s endorsed him and Santo and Palin are next.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 10:15:49 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I wonder why stalking horse waited this long?


3 posted on 05/02/2012 10:16:49 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yep...it is. Cain and Perry already have. Santorum and Newt will be more direct about it once Romney has the 1,144 delegates. Sarah will follow.

...and they are doing it because that is what we are left with should he clinch the nomination, and they believe and know, despite his obvious warts, he will be better for the country than Obama.

...and despite the warts, I pray they are right because Obama is actively making great strides toward destroying the Republic for sure.

4 posted on 05/02/2012 10:23:56 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free, never has been, never will be (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

The GOP is almost completely bereft of any moral leadership.

It’s as plain as the nose on your face.

The only way someone can miss it at this point is to shut their eyes.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 10:27:29 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: Jeff Head

Obama has to go!

We’ll fight tomorrow.


6 posted on 05/02/2012 10:28:31 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: EternalVigilance

We are the moral leadership and we cant just hand it over to Obama.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 10:31:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

I think we are angry at the business as usual, protocols as usual, and the RINO cram down as usual.

These were all suppose to be the people who said the were on to the game and were in it to change the game. On a wing and a prayer we hoped they meant it and believed they could prove it. They didn’t.

As soon as they were out of the game they went silent, joined the rest of the forces on the sidelines waiting on Romney to kill off the conservatives remaining. Silence is consent. It was expedient and expected, but it was wrong.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 10:39:32 PM PDT by RitaOK (Nevermind, Newt. Forget the convention. I'm trusting God for the rest.)
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To: mylife

We are the moral leadership and we cant just hand it over to Obama.


I could never look at myself in the mirror if I didn’t do everything possible, which includes voting for Romney, to defeat the evil America hating man called Barack Hussein Obama.

We are in an extremely bad predicament.


9 posted on 05/02/2012 10:40:36 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mylife
We are the moral leadership and we cant just hand it over to Obama.

If by that you mean support a socialist pro-choice democrat with a Republican label, my answer is in my tagline.

10 posted on 05/02/2012 10:41:25 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: unkus

I agree.

And put the fire to Mitts feet with the down ballot votes.


11 posted on 05/02/2012 10:43:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: EternalVigilance

You think you have it bad...

When I go to vote.. I’ll have to look long and hard at that ballot. Both Mitt and Michele will be on mine...

Mitt has a very long (I’ll say at this point unpassiable) road in front of him with me.

Michele.. if she comes out for Mitt might just find herself on that same road.

I’m done selling out for the GOP.

And no. I won’t be voting for Obama either.


12 posted on 05/02/2012 10:44:58 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: EternalVigilance

I Say its better than electing communist by sitting it out.


13 posted on 05/02/2012 10:45:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: EternalVigilance

I will grit my teeth and vote for Romney.

I detest everything 0bama too much not to.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 10:47:35 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mylife

Who said anything about sitting anything out? That’s a dishonest meme used against those who refuse to vote for a socialist just because he has an R by his name.


15 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: mylife

Exactly!


16 posted on 05/02/2012 10:49:41 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: cableguymn

I hear ya.

I made up my mind a few years back. If they won’t keep the most basic obligations of the oath via the policies they support, they ain’t getting any aid and comfort from me, much less my vote.

And until conservatives start holding them accountable for the politicians they endorse, not much is going to change. That’s a big part of the equation.

If I was in your shoes, I could not vote for Bachmann. To do so would violate the promises I’ve made.


17 posted on 05/02/2012 10:53:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: unkus

Vote down ballot and up ballot.

Fight!


18 posted on 05/02/2012 10:54:25 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: EternalVigilance

http://www.cmt.com/sitewide/assets/img/shows/greatest_series/greatest_redneck_moments_ii/redneck_moments_51549701-x600.jpg


19 posted on 05/02/2012 10:57:45 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Mases Could Be Farts)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, it’s time to do this thing.

This is a war, and in war one can expect to have to do things one does not want to do.

There is no time for complaints, there is no time for weakness, this is the time for guts and mettle.

Down with Barack Hussein Obama, the America hating muslim communist!


20 posted on 05/02/2012 10:58:26 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mylife

If/when Romney is elected, he’ll have both feet held to the fire and will be given no quarter. He’ll be under seige by us. He’ll be very uncomfortable if/when he strays.

I still blame George Bush for allowing 0bama to get as far as the nomination. Bush had the intelligence on the evil bastard and did nothing. Bush could have exposed him.Bush allowed an avowed enemy of the United States to infest our White House.

But Bush is part of the Oligarchy now running this country and wanted to be allowed to live for another 25 years or so.

Romney would/will slow down the train wreck. 0bama is putting both feet on the accelerator.

We’re screwed, folks.

At least our side will be better prepared for when TSHTF.

Bush broke his oath.


21 posted on 05/02/2012 11:00:05 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mylife

That’s right. Start at the lowest local level and go up from there.


22 posted on 05/02/2012 11:04:45 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: mylife

I don’t think I’ll be clicking on that. Thanks.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 11:07:18 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: unkus
If/when Romney is elected, he’ll have both feet held to the fire and will be given no quarter. He’ll be under seige by us. He’ll be very uncomfortable if/when he strays.

Naive, at best. Romney's ascension is creating a whole new crop of Romney Republicans, right now. And a very big crop it is. Well-funded, and just as deceptive and unprincipled as he is.

In the highly unlikely event Romney does win, the Congress will almost certainly be more liberal than ever. They won't be holding his feet to the fire. They will be doing his bidding.

24 posted on 05/02/2012 11:11:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: mylife

Obama has to go!

We’ll fight tomorrow.

Agreed!


25 posted on 05/03/2012 12:00:20 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: EternalVigilance

Voting for Liberal Romney is like taking a d*ck in the @ss.

Not me brother!


26 posted on 05/03/2012 12:46:37 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: unkus; mylife

“I could never look at myself in the mirror if I didn’t do everything possible, which includes voting for Romney, to defeat the evil America hating man called Barack Hussein Obama.”

I agree - his evil is unspeakable and helping him to finish our destruction is unthinkable.

It makes me heartsick that we’re stuck with Mittens as the one to go up against The Wan for so many reasons, the primary one being that I don’t think he can win. If he wimps out as McLame did, and BHO is re-elected, there may well be a revolution.


27 posted on 05/03/2012 12:57:18 AM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: EternalVigilance; mylife

28 posted on 05/03/2012 1:29:28 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: llandres; unkus; mylife

Milt=George H.W. Bush without the military heroism, diplomatic and CIA experience.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 1:49:21 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: unkus

I love my country more than I dislike Mitt.


30 posted on 05/03/2012 2:56:37 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I remember Pat Paulsen running for pres. Funny stuff. My favorite quote:

“But the fact that I am also a liar doesn’t make me a candidate.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VTHge8q0zwY


31 posted on 05/03/2012 3:20:32 AM PDT by MagnoliaB
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To: chris37

Hopefully conservatives will vote for Virgil Goode. We can’t vote for a liberal Republican. It is just not the right thing to do.


32 posted on 05/03/2012 4:01:53 AM PDT by napscoordinator (VOTE FOR NEWT!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So “how it goes” is symptom of a broken electorate system. Romney endorsements on par with Obama’s in 2008. The system allows no dissenting voice. And makes sure those who were actively attacking said candidate then endorse him even when a few of them did not agree with the said candidate. The public is not dumb and those who support the endorser because he attacked the said candidate will not quickly turn around and just forget all the crap the said candidate did. It is a two way street. We are not Puppets. The system is rigged.


33 posted on 05/03/2012 7:01:08 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: napscoordinator

No thanks, naps.

I want to defeat Obama, not myself.


34 posted on 05/03/2012 7:31:01 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MagnoliaB

I love my country more than I dislike Mitt.


Exactly. And some on FR seem to equate Mitt and 0bama. It is sickening.


35 posted on 05/03/2012 8:26:35 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: EternalVigilance

We are now living in a totally corrupt Oligarchy dominated by Marxist ideology.

The American “Nomenclatura” is now in place.

We’ve lost our Republic.

When/if 0bama is re-elected, we’re going to see some unpleasant things. Many people are not going to sit idly by as their beloved country is destroyed before their eyes.


36 posted on 05/03/2012 8:34:14 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: llandres

If he wimps out as McLame did, and BHO is re-elected, there may well be a revolution.


Many of us will not sit idly by as our beloved country is destroyed before our eyes. 0bama will go all out to destroy us.


37 posted on 05/03/2012 8:53:17 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

Well, if you think we’ve already lost our Republic your capitulation to a socialist with an R by his name makes even less sense.


38 posted on 05/03/2012 10:55:56 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: unkus
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."

-- Winston Churchill


39 posted on 05/03/2012 10:59:39 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney Republicanism: Leave your principles by the door. You won't be needing them any more.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Well, if you think we’ve already lost our Republic your capitulation to a socialist with an R by his name makes even less sense.


We’re in an Oligarchy. We’re no longer living in a Republic.


40 posted on 05/03/2012 11:01:09 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: EternalVigilance

You are presumptious and arrogant. Don’t accuse me of not fighting the bastards.

You are one arrogant ass.


41 posted on 05/03/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus; All

There’s a very stirring tea party speaker on cspan now, Rev. C.L. Bryant. Try to watch (it’s from 6:08 central until 6:59) - he’s a rousing black conservative and SO worth hearing - once it’s over, just go to the cspan online schedule and click to watch. He warns about all the enemies we face, foreign and domestic. He said he had to give up the church he pastored due to his convictions - the deacons told him they didn’t like that “tea party stuff”.

This man is a brave patriot - he and Matt Kibbe made a movie Runaway Slave, and they started the first tea party in Israel recently!


42 posted on 05/03/2012 4:52:51 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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To: llandres

Will check it out. Thanks much, llandres.


43 posted on 05/03/2012 6:21:09 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: unkus

You’re so welcome - it’s the pep talk we all need right now. You’ll like it!


44 posted on 05/03/2012 6:25:51 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!!)
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