Skip to comments.GOP's New Lightning Rod
Posted on 10/25/2009 4:32:54 AM PDT by Kaslin
WASHINGTON -- When Marcus Bachmann came home that Saturday evening in 2000 he checked the telephone answering machine and was mystified by the many messages congratulating his wife for something. "Michele," he said, "do you have something to tell me?" She did.
The state senator from her district in suburban Minneapolis-St. Paul had been in office for 17 years, had stopped being pro-life and started supporting tax increases, so that morning she had skipped washing her hair, put on jeans and a tattered sweatshirt and went to the local Republican nominating caucus to ask him a few pointed questions. There, on the spur of the moment, some similarly disgruntled conservatives suggested that she unseat the incumbent. After she made a five-minute speech "on freedom," the caucus emphatically endorsed her and she handily won the subsequent primary.
After six years in the state Legislature, she ran for Congress and now, in her second term, has become such a burr under Democrats' saddles that recently The New York Times profiled her beneath a Page One headline: "GOP Has a Lightning Rod, And Her Name Is Not Palin." She is, however, a petite pistol that occasionally goes off half-cocked.
For example, appearing on MSNBC's "Hardball" 18 days before last year's election, she made the mistake of taking Chris Matthews' bait and speculating about whether Barack Obama and some other Democrats have "anti-American" views. In the ensuing uproar -- fueled by people who were not comparably scandalized when George W. Bush was sulfurously vilified -- her opponent raised nearly $2 million and her lead shrank from 13 points to her winning margin of 3.
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I wasn’t aware of Rep. Bachmann until the Republican convention last year, but she’s very impressive, and I hope she goes a long way in national politics.
Sad state of affairs when women must lead men.
Women have always lead men, they just let us think we are in charge.
Amen....but I’ll take them since the men seem to be so sissified.
She has been a hero of mine ever since I heard how she got into politics. What an amazing story.
It is a great story - and demonstrates how desperate voters are for a pro-liberty candidate.
I’m also impressed because I often work on local campaigns, particularly for my state representative, and I know what a huge job it is running for office.
Michele Bachmann on freedom:
She was Gretchen Carlson’s nanny?! Small world.
LOL... George Will surely knows how to write and tease ...
And I'll bet that she was still hotter than train smoke!
(Somebody HAD to say it!)
Conservative women can bake the cake, raise the children, love their husbands, and damn the devil straight in the eye with the truth. That’s why they’re successful. And they don’t need big government to protect them like the failures that call themselves feminists.
Go Michelle, Go Sarah, ROH! ROH! ROH! ROH!
Nothing new as was the case of Deborah. She lead when no men would.
LOL! Wouldn’t that be intresting? Sure to make a few heads explode! :0)
YOU’RE Kidding right? Let’s focus on 2010 okie dokie?
CONGRESSIONAL CONSERVATIVE LANDSLIDE 2010