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Bachmann for president?
Politico ^ | 8/5/10 | Ben Smith

Posted on 08/08/2010 3:50:32 PM PDT by pissant

Democratic challenger Taryl Clark’s latest attempt to cast conservative icon Michele Bachmann as out of touch with Minnesota voters comes in a fundraising e-mail seizing on speculation that Bachmann has her eye on the White House:

Bachmann said she would run for president if she felt called to it, and said in another interview that it's not what she's doing "right now" - leaving the door wide open. She remarked recently to FOX News that her supporters want her to run for president. And Bachmann's multiple trips to Iowa prompted Politico to report:

"Bachmann has been receiving a little attention in conservative circles as a potential presidential candidate in 2012. And like so many other Republicans seeking a national profile, an early trip to Iowa, with its first-in-the-nation caucus, provides an opportunity to test-drive her presidential appeal."

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


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; alanwest; bachmann; bachmann2012; beck; elections2012; glennbeck; michelebachmann; minnesota; mn; presidentbachmann; west
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Run Michele run. If we are going to have a female contender, might as be the most conservative (and attractive).
1 posted on 08/08/2010 3:50:33 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

This won’t be popular to say but I am pretty sure Palin won’t be the answer.


2 posted on 08/08/2010 3:52:24 PM PDT by omega4179 (Come on JD Hayworth!)
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To: pissant

I would vote for Bachmann.


3 posted on 08/08/2010 3:53:02 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

Like to see her as VP first, but if we are going to get a woman prez, I’d rather it not be the feminist.


4 posted on 08/08/2010 3:54:26 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

ditto that


5 posted on 08/08/2010 3:54:44 PM PDT by dforest
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To: pissant

Always thought Bachmann was the better commuicator of the two.


6 posted on 08/08/2010 3:55:35 PM PDT by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon))
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To: pissant
Democratic challenger Taryl Clark’s latest attempt to cast conservative icon Michele Bachmann as out of touch with Minnesota voters comes in a fundraising e-mail seizing on speculation that Bachmann has her eye on the White House:

The sixth district voters in Minnesota are too politically savvy to fall for that bullshit.

Michele will be our next representative in Congress and to take it further politically is up to Michele, not a liberal hack like Taryl.

7 posted on 08/08/2010 3:55:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
Ditto that ...


8 posted on 08/08/2010 3:58:02 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: rabscuttle385
I would vote for Bachmann.

I have and will again via absentee.

She is a shining light of hope in the DFL directed state of Minnesota.

9 posted on 08/08/2010 3:58:59 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385
Me too
10 posted on 08/08/2010 3:59:21 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: pissant

Politico - nothing but the best for you, Pissant.


11 posted on 08/08/2010 4:00:07 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: rabscuttle385

She would get my vote, too.


12 posted on 08/08/2010 4:02:40 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (Compassionate Conservatism? Promoting self reliance is compassionate. Promoting dependency is not.)
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To: presently no screen name

Politbureauco.


13 posted on 08/08/2010 4:03:08 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (m)
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To: pissant
Bachmann has more ballz than any male politician does nowadays. I seriously think she could whip this country back into shape.. With the help of Paul Ryan as VP of course. What a pair they'd be. If she has no plans on running in 2012, we need to convince her of it.

BACHMANN/RYAN 2012

14 posted on 08/08/2010 4:04:32 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: EGPWS
too politically savvy to fall for that bullshit.

Exactly and that is what Politico brings - BS.

next representative in Congress and to take it further politically is up to Michele, not a liberal hack like Taryl.

BUMP! They like to paint a picture to create doubts/concerns for 'conservative voters'.
15 posted on 08/08/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: pissant

The leadership of the GOP is basically Bachman-Palin Overdrive...the GOP men are spineless.


16 posted on 08/08/2010 4:10:31 PM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: pissant

And I’m another vote for Bachman.

If she promises to send the loon to the guillotine, I volunteer to play democrat and get a lot of dead people to vote for her too.


17 posted on 08/08/2010 4:12:22 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

She would have my vote too. She always looks and conducts herself in a professional manner. Absolutely presidential material in my book!


18 posted on 08/08/2010 4:13:27 PM PDT by alicewonders (Supporters of John McCain are supporters of amnesty. Amnesty by any other name is still amnesty.)
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To: pissant

Bachmann would be a great candidate....but the Liberal Free Trader Globalist RINOs in the GOP would be trying to marginalize her from day one.

She would win the Presidency if she could over come the Liberal Globalist RINOs


19 posted on 08/08/2010 4:13:49 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD for Senate ..... jdforsenate.com. You either voting for JD, or voting for the Liberal...)
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To: omega4179
"This won’t be popular to say but I am pretty sure Palin won’t be the answer.

I made a similar statement and got blasted all to hell on another thread. I love Sarah, but I just think she's better suited for a different role than POTUS. Bachmann is another story...I think she has what it takes and would make a great Pres or VP.

20 posted on 08/08/2010 4:14:02 PM PDT by Mich Patriot
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To: pissant

Pissant must get his daily feeds of anti-palin anything...HA!

Can’t help to notice that Bachmann and Palin are close, best friends....how can a true conservatives rub up against the one you despise so much? /s


21 posted on 08/08/2010 4:14:05 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: omega4179
I agree. Both Bachmann and Palin have conservative principles that I love, but Bachmann's delivery is more measured and deliberate, her speaking style nmore conversation, and voice more natural and appealing than Palin's screeching.

Bachmann's thought process is more analytical and thus she connects the dots in making her points very well.

22 posted on 08/08/2010 4:15:14 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: DCPatriot
Always thought Bachmann was the better commuicator of the two.

Absolutely. Palin skips around too much.

23 posted on 08/08/2010 4:16:18 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: EGPWS

President Bachmann, sounds dynamic


24 posted on 08/08/2010 4:17:57 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (We are our founding fathers keepers)
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To: omega4179
Bachmann is a legislator, not an executive.

We need an executive in the WH.

Bachmann is perfect where she is. She's a fierce debater, good on policy, is ethical, and can push a conservative agenda through Congress better than if she was President. If the GOP wins back the House, she should be Speaker or House Majority Leader.

This is Politico trying to stir up the pot and create a rift between Palin and Bachmann.

25 posted on 08/08/2010 4:18:39 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: alicewonders
She looks good standing next to Colonel Bud Day, Medal of Honor, ---


26 posted on 08/08/2010 4:19:14 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: historyrepeatz

Bachman and Ryan would dovetail the ticket very well. I’d flip it around though since I’m a huge Paul Ryan fan because hHe presents his conservative, logical viewpoint on a topic, presents facts, then draws a logical conclusion supporting his argument. Few politicians do this. Most just say, Bush’s fault, four more years, no more ______, and the same old ditzy, nonsensical, meaningless, stupid mantra.


27 posted on 08/08/2010 4:21:51 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: pissant

Bachman-Christie 2012
Bachman-Cuccinelli 2012

Ken C in VA is awesome.


28 posted on 08/08/2010 4:22:07 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh for God’s sake. The woman is an attorney and has a terrific resume.


29 posted on 08/08/2010 4:25:09 PM PDT by dforest
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To: historyrepeatz

Other way around. I’ve had this tagline for months!!


30 posted on 08/08/2010 4:29:22 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (Ryan/Bachmann 2012)
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To: pissant; onyx; Virginia Ridgerunner; Bigtigermike

I’d vote for Michele if Sarah decides to sit it out, and vice versa.


31 posted on 08/08/2010 4:30:59 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: pissant

Bachmann/Palin Overdrive 2012


32 posted on 08/08/2010 4:32:29 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: rabscuttle385

How about a Bachmann/Brewer ticket? Palin could be oh Sec of State..


33 posted on 08/08/2010 4:32:46 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: historyrepeatz
I like that ticket, with either one in the driver's seat. I have to admit having heard more from Ryan, and I like it a lot. But everything I've heard from Bachmann also sounds good.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

34 posted on 08/08/2010 4:34:04 PM PDT by wku man (Steel yourselves, patriots, and be ready. Won't be long now....)
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To: historyrepeatz

What a novelty it would be to have two smart, qualified, pro-American candidates on the ticket. And both on the conservative side as prez and veep.


35 posted on 08/08/2010 4:34:37 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Cobra64

I second everything you posted. I would add that she can think on her feet very, very well and seems to be prepared for the “gotcha” question. Plus, she held her composure against that moldy old gargoyle Arlen Specter, who was incredibly rude to her. She didn’t let him get to her, which was his intent.

Add me as a vote for Bachmann.


36 posted on 08/08/2010 4:35:21 PM PDT by LostInBayport (Fiscal order and a strong border...how about Christie/Cuccinelli 2012)
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To: indylindy
The woman is an attorney and has a terrific resume

That's the problem.

37 posted on 08/08/2010 4:36:00 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Da Coyote

Strong, smart, poised, articulate, patriotic; and oh, she’s also good looking. Not much to dislike about Bachmann.


38 posted on 08/08/2010 4:38:00 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

She is amazing. Probably the most conservative person out there at this time. I really doubt she is running for pres in 2012 anyway.


39 posted on 08/08/2010 4:39:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: celtic gal; stephenjohnbanker; mkjessup

Brewer supported tax increases. And Palin...well, she can go to hell aka one of McCain’s many houses in Arizona.


40 posted on 08/08/2010 4:39:59 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: indylindy

Bachmann and Ryan are both rising stars, but if the 08 election proved anything, it was that you don’t elect people to the Presidency who don’t have executive experience. It was no coincidence that only twice during the 20th century, did the country see fit to elect a Senator directly to the Presidency. (Harding and Kennedy) Americans, it seems as a rule, elected Vice Presidents, Governors or Generals, and they did so for a reason; LEADERSHIP! The Presdiency is not an entry level position as we’re now finding out the hard way.

I think Americans will be very hesitant to elect a member of either House of Congress to the Presidency next time around. IMO, that’s why Gov. Palin will be the favorite, followed by more big gov’t types like Pawlenty and Romney. Gov. Jindal’s the sleeper (if they ever work out the “Natural Born Citizen” issue) and boy would I pay money to see Gov. Jindal debate Pres. Obama on Health Care.

I like Jindal/Ryan, myself. Those are two candidates, they CANNOT label as lacking intelligence.


41 posted on 08/08/2010 4:40:23 PM PDT by cumbo78
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To: pissant

I’d love to see her run in 2012. She’s amazing. How about a Bachman/Christie ticket? WHOO HOO! I feel a tingle going up my thigh.


42 posted on 08/08/2010 4:41:40 PM PDT by nagdt ("None of my EX's live in Texas")
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To: cumbo78

Well, thats your opinion.


43 posted on 08/08/2010 4:45:37 PM PDT by dforest
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To: cumbo78
I think Americans will be very hesitant to elect a member of either House of Congress to the Presidency next time around. IMO, that’s why Gov. Palin will be the favorite, followed by more big gov’t types like Pawlenty and Romney. Gov. Jindal’s the sleeper (if they ever work out the “Natural Born Citizen” issue) and boy would I pay money to see Gov. Jindal debate Pres. Obama on Health Care.

Sorry, Palin's walking out on the governorship will be her undoing no matter how anyone tries to defend it. It will be used against her and rightly so, I think.

44 posted on 08/08/2010 4:57:08 PM PDT by raybbr (Someone who invades another country is NOT an immigrant - illegal or otherwise.)
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To: pissant

I’d love to see a Jindal/Bachmann ticket, but not the other way around. I’d rather not see a woman as president, as long as there is a man to fill the bill. But if the only male choice is Romney, I’d vote for Bachmann or Palin in a nanosecond.


45 posted on 08/08/2010 5:03:12 PM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: indylindy
I don't have anything against Bachmann. She is an amazing Christian woman and is a much better communicator than Palin (when giving interviews).

This article is simply designed to get conservatives into a pissing match about which woman is better, that's all. Just the usual liberal media pulling an issue out of its ass and then saying it's a "Controversy that may doom the GOP ticket."

46 posted on 08/08/2010 5:03:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: raybbr
LOL. If that's the case, anything she says would have been discredited and she would be ignored.

Nice try repeating the leftist meme. Fail.

47 posted on 08/08/2010 5:05:21 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Mexico is the U.S. version of Hamas)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
pissant The leadership of the GOP is basically Bachman-Palin Overdrive...the GOP men are spineless.

I beg your pardon. You're not paying attention. Already on this thread Ryan has been mentioned and they come any bolder than my congressman, Steve King.

As a matter of fact, Bachman has touted King for president.

48 posted on 08/08/2010 5:07:20 PM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Bigtigermike

Bachman for President and the left would go into convulsions if Sarah was her Chief of Staff!


49 posted on 08/08/2010 5:09:33 PM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: DCPatriot

Is Michelle a tax attorney? I know she is bright and a real conservative plsu she has a lot of guts.


50 posted on 08/08/2010 5:11:16 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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