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ABC News: Michele Bachmann considering presidential bid
http://www.startribune.com ^ | January 5, 2011 | STAFF REPORT

Posted on 01/05/2011 9:09:05 AM PST by Maelstorm

ABC News says U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann is considering running for president and will confer this month with GOP officials in Iowa about her prospects in that early caucus state.

Citing an unnamed "source close to the three-term congresswoman," the network said in a report Wednesday that Bachmann will hold "multiple meetings to seek advice from political forces there and party elders close to the caucus process before coming to a final decision regarding a potential presidential run."

Bachmann, a Republican who represents Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District, has roots in Iowa, having been born in Waterloo, Iowa.

Bachmann also is the headliner at an Iowans for Tax Relief PAC fundraiser Jan. 21 in Des Moines, ABC noted.

Her trip to Iowa will be her third in eight months. Last week, she attended a GOP fundraiser in Michigan.

Asked about Bachmann's presidential intentions, her chief of staff, Andy Parrish, told ABC News: "Nothing is off the table. The congresswoman is excited about her first trip to Iowa this year."

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Now this is a woman I could vote for!


1 posted on 01/05/2011 9:09:10 AM PST by Maelstorm
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To: Maelstorm

I like her. She’s on my short list.


2 posted on 01/05/2011 9:19:52 AM PST by marron
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To: Maelstorm

She just became my front runner...


3 posted on 01/05/2011 9:25:12 AM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: Maelstorm

Excellent. I may have to change my tag line.


4 posted on 01/05/2011 9:28:11 AM PST by Trick or Treat (Palin/Bachmann 2012!)
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To: marron

My dream ticket would be her and Sarah. Win or lose it would be an awesome ride.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 9:29:23 AM PST by Maelstorm (Better to keep your enemy in your sights than in your camp expecting him to guard your back.)
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To: Maelstorm

I’d take her over any of them.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 9:38:45 AM PST by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: marron

Mine too!!!

Awesome (and I routinely quote her in my taggy!)


7 posted on 01/05/2011 9:40:59 AM PST by PennsylvaniaMom ('We are coming out of our trance, we are coming out of our nightmare...' <3Michele Bachmann)
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To: Maelstorm

She’s a Tax Attorney, right? That’s the ONLY kind of attorney I’d want in that job these days....she’s seen business from the right side!


8 posted on 01/05/2011 9:43:07 AM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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To: Maelstorm

Palin/Bachman 2012

UNBEATABLE TICKET!!!!

Palin has the name recognition and star power. Bachman has the intelligence and would be able to do more as VP then Pres. (as unconstrained as Cheney was)

AND Then....

Bachman/Limbaugh 2020

(i CAN DREAM, CAN’T i?)


9 posted on 01/05/2011 9:43:53 AM PST by Mr. K
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I will not only vote but volunteer for this womans campaign.

She is another whole level above Palin.

She is a woman of substance and can think on her feet and cool as cat burglar.


10 posted on 01/05/2011 9:45:11 AM PST by TShaunK
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To: Maelstorm

Finally an adult in the room. I would vote for her over broken glass for sure. If this is true, she is my first and only choice. Yes God is answering our prayers and sees we need her right now. Go Michele!!!!! I will vote for her in the Primary and the general!!!!! President Bachmann 2012!!!


11 posted on 01/05/2011 9:46:23 AM PST by napscoordinator
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She’s have my vote. I always hoped she would run. A Bachmann/Palin ticket or vise versa would be AMAZING..Just imagine the liberal heads exploding..I adore Michele, she runs, she has my full support


12 posted on 01/05/2011 9:47:07 AM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: TShaunK

She has paid her dues. I would be overjoyed for her to run for President. Bachmann that is.


13 posted on 01/05/2011 9:48:06 AM PST by mel (since progressive is code word for anti- i am a progressive progressive)
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To: Maelstorm
I have heard both women speak, and would prefer Bachmann to Palin, although I would certainly support Palin if she were the nominee.

What kind of "foreign" experience does Bachmann have?

14 posted on 01/05/2011 9:48:13 AM PST by Jess Kitting
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Michele is actually one Sarah could back!


15 posted on 01/05/2011 9:49:00 AM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW!)
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To: TShaunK

I agree wholeheartedly. Bachmann is in a whole other league than the shallow Palin. Unfortunately, members of the House almost never win their party’s nomination. Bachmann is very smart and knows this, so she’s probably running to be considered a vice presidential pick, which is ok by me.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 9:50:51 AM PST by Wolfstar ("If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his friend." Abraham Lincoln)
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To: goodnesswins
She’s a Tax Attorney, right? That’s the ONLY kind of attorney I’d want in that job these days....she’s seen business from the right side!

Unfortunately, she was on the wrong side of that imo. For 5 years she was a U.S. Treasury Dept Attorney, representing the IRS (in her words)"in hundreds of cases" (both civil and criminal) prosecuting people who underpaid or failed to pay their taxes.

Other than that, I like just about everything about her and hope she does throw her hat in the ring. She'd be on my short list.

17 posted on 01/05/2011 9:53:22 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Maelstorm
Now this is a woman I could vote for!

believe she ends up as V/P but she is a winner.

18 posted on 01/05/2011 9:58:16 AM PST by newfrpr04 (Don)
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To: Jess Kitting
What kind of "foreign" experience does Bachmann have?

She can see Canada from her back yard?

Don't care. Any President is as good as her appointees. I am fairly sure I would prefer her appointments to those of the pres__ent. Plus, at the inauguration, we can have her appear with Turner and Overdrive.

19 posted on 01/05/2011 10:00:13 AM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2011-2012.)
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To: lonevoice

Well...at least she KNOWS the IRS! And, maybe could find a way to disempower them!


20 posted on 01/05/2011 10:03:50 AM PST by goodnesswins (You deciding how to spend your health care $, that’s freedom. Govt deciding, thats a death panel)
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