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Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa
Politico ^ | 26 Mar 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN

Posted on 03/26/2011 6:07:46 PM PDT by mandaladon

DES MOINES, Iowa — Michele Bachmann served up red meat to the crowd at the Iowa conservative principles conference Saturday, slamming President Barack Obama as a Jimmy Carter retread, dissing the Mitch Daniels "truce" call for social issues, and saying she wants a "waiver" from the last two years of White House leadership. Talking loudly and waving her hands, a pumped Bachmann used a slide presentation of various numbers — the national debt, the cost of a gallon of gas two years ago the day before Obama took office, the corporate tax rate — to make her points and pull the crowd in.

Suggesting that Iowa caucus voters had the power to halt Obama, Bachmann wrapped up her speech by asking, "Are you in? are you in for 2012?"

"I agree with you!" she said as the crowd cheered, and added, "I'm in!"

The Minnesota firebrand gave the best-received speech of the potential 2012 hopefuls appearance at Rep. Steve King's conference and the crowd wildly applauded her brand of populism. It was a reminder that while Bachmann has been criticized for miscues in her public statements, there is a space for her to fill in the Iowa caucuses should she decide to jump into the race for the White House.

She called for a "fair tax" and said that the "current United States tax code is a weapon of mass destruction."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachman; bachmann; gop; iowa; michelebachmann; minnesota; steveking
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She also made a joke about Chinese President Hu and the national debt, saying "So we know now that Hu is your daddy."...She's one of three potential candidates I could support!
1 posted on 03/26/2011 6:07:50 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

She’s wonderful, but she should endorse Sarah Palin and run only if Sarah doesn’t.


2 posted on 03/26/2011 6:10:17 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: mandaladon

She is one I could support also. I don’t know if there are 3.


3 posted on 03/26/2011 6:10:42 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: mandaladon

I like Bachmann, but I can’t agree that she stole the show. I really didn’t think she connected. Good luck to her just the same.


4 posted on 03/26/2011 6:10:43 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

Wrong, and wrong again


5 posted on 03/26/2011 6:13:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: mandaladon

And WE could have had her in the Chair but the RINO Bonehead and Kleenex boy was Foisted upon us.

Smart Lady and Hot looking.


6 posted on 03/26/2011 6:16:10 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: crescen7

Were you there or able to see it on tv? Who did you think did well?


7 posted on 03/26/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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To: mandaladon
I think Michele Bachman is among the best of the best. If she really starts to gain in popularity it will be time for the MSM to destroy her. The local press has tried here in Minnesota. So far our locals have failed.

Maybe it's time for the big boys to take a run at her.

8 posted on 03/26/2011 6:18:46 PM PDT by stevem
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To: mandaladon

She is great. If Sarah does not get in, I will definitely back her (and/or Cain).


9 posted on 03/26/2011 6:22:10 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin '12... Accept No Other)
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To: nhwingut

My top three as well.


10 posted on 03/26/2011 6:24:20 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: mandaladon

Bachmann’s got my vote.


11 posted on 03/26/2011 6:25:43 PM PDT by CheezyD
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To: mandaladon
So far, she is the only candidate that is a conservative who has the same ideas and thoughts about how to best correct this ailing and decadent nation that is being destroyed by the morally decadent and mentally incompetent left wing democrats and their right wing rino allies.
To hell with the evil politicians who hate God and family life and despise others who know they are evil. To hell with them and their allies, our worst enemies are democrats and rinos and again I say, to hell with them!
Children of belial, sons and daughters of worthlessness.
12 posted on 03/26/2011 6:27:11 PM PDT by kindred (Come Lord Jesus, rule and reign over all thine enemies.)
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To: mandaladon
She's one of three potential candidates I could support!

Me too

13 posted on 03/26/2011 6:31:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: mandaladon

What a dream it would be to go into the voting booth in the primaries and actually have a field of candidates that I want to vote for and have a hard time deciding because so many are worthy that I’d be happy with any one of them.

And then in 2012 to vote without a clothespin? Wow.

My field of dreams:

Michele Bachmann. Sarah Palin. Herman Cain. Paul Ryan.

And may they all show their birth certificate at every campaign stop.


14 posted on 03/26/2011 6:31:39 PM PDT by carmody
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To: mandaladon

Bachmann/Cain Cain/Bachmann

I’m good with either, you can put Palin in either spot too, any of the 3 works for me :)

Bachmann has good iowa ties.

It’s amazing her and t-paw are from my state. Bachmann got my vote because I wanted her to win. T-paw got my vote because the other guy was worse.


15 posted on 03/26/2011 6:33:46 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: WhyisaTexasgirlinPA

>>>Were you there or able to see it on tv? Who did you think did well?

CSPAN aired it -should have video on their web site by now... Herman Cain spoke also. He was very good.


16 posted on 03/26/2011 6:33:50 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: mandaladon
She may get my vote. I've been tilting towards Sarah Palin but knowing that Sarah Palin and McCain are on the same side supporting the Obama Doctrine is a big turn off to many voters, republican, democrats and independents alike. At 47% support, supporting this war is a very bad move politically.

What did Michele Bachmann say about our joining Al Qaeda in Libya?

17 posted on 03/26/2011 6:35:03 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: mandaladon

She’s got my vote as well. She is the real deal, just what we need—a hard right turn, as we race headlong for the precipice.


18 posted on 03/26/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT by Avery Iota Kracker (He hate me.)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

I’d like to see a Sarah Palin Secretary of State (Hillary providing the precedent) or Secretary for Interior and see if she beefs up enough to a FREAKING AWESOME LANDSLIDE in 2016.


19 posted on 03/26/2011 6:37:41 PM PDT by hummingbird (Save Guam from Tilting!)
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To: hummingbird

Sarah Palin Secretary of State, excellent choice!


20 posted on 03/26/2011 6:39:11 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: tsowellfan

Her focus was defunding Obamacare and the failure of all of Obama’s plans to supposedly “fix” our problems.

She had props of numbers that were significant to her point...she’d ask the audience if they knew what this and that number represented, and after their response she would make her point.

I don’t think she addressed Libya, or if she did, I missed it.


21 posted on 03/26/2011 6:41:10 PM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: mandaladon

No video?

That sucks.


22 posted on 03/26/2011 6:43:09 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: cableguymn

How about Bachman/Allen or Bachman/Rubio?


23 posted on 03/26/2011 6:44:28 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: stevem

If she really starts to gain in popularity it will be time for the MSM to destroy her. ............................ They are already on it. She’s dumb etc.etc. already on their late night jokes. Ridicule is their ultimate weapon against all women who are Republican, and it is even worse when they are conservative.


24 posted on 03/26/2011 6:46:56 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (I see a dark cloud coming over the horizon, and its reminiscent of 1939.)
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To: carmody

Palin. Bachmann. Cain. West. Ryan.

Any two. Any order.


25 posted on 03/26/2011 6:46:56 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: mandaladon
My Girls,. . Talkin bout' My Girls!


26 posted on 03/26/2011 6:48:13 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Art in Idaho
That's a great picture of Palin and Bachmann together. I understand that Palin is not discouraging Bachmann from running. In fact, I've heard that it was Sarah who recommended that Michele compliment New Hampshire on being the home to Lexington and Concord.

J/K ;-)

They'd both make fine candidates, but I'm committed to Palin as a first choice.

27 posted on 03/26/2011 6:53:20 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: mandaladon

The only problem I have with this is no Congress-person has been elected President since Garfield.


28 posted on 03/26/2011 7:00:03 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: no dems

You’re right, but is time for radical change...the old has to go.


29 posted on 03/26/2011 7:05:06 PM PDT by mandaladon (PalinGenesis)
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To: mandaladon
Michele Bachmann

born April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, IA (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
David John Amble, born in MN
Jean Johnson, born in IA

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus sanguinis Requirement)

Michele Bachmann is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry.

30 posted on 03/26/2011 7:06:55 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Art in Idaho
PALIN-BACHMAN OVERDRIVE
31 posted on 03/26/2011 7:07:18 PM PDT by flat
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To: Keith in Iowa; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
CSPAN aired it -should have video on their web site by now... Herman Cain spoke also. He was very good.


CSPAN Video of the Conference

Michelle Bachmann comes on at the 4:30:45 mark. Total video is about 8 hours of the conference.
32 posted on 03/26/2011 7:09:15 PM PDT by deport
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To: mandaladon

In her 2010 re-election campaign, she raised over $13 million, 95% of it from individuals, the most for any congressional race in history. She had over 500,000 contributors from all over the country, so her appeal is far and wide.

She kicked her opponent’s ass so badly in all the debates that the press wouldn’t even report on them it was so embarrassing for the democrat.

The liberals threw everything they had at her, raising almost $10 million for her challenger but she still won by 13 percentage points.


33 posted on 03/26/2011 7:14:00 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: Walts Ice Pick
Congresswoman Bachmann is my second preference. I was disappointed however in the statement by “someone close to Mrs. Bachmann” that she was going to form an exploratory committee. Somebody on her staff has a big mouth. Maybe that is the way things are done on the House but in my opinion that reflects a lack of organizational discipline. She should be making the announcement not floating some trial balloon.
34 posted on 03/26/2011 7:15:04 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: samtheman

I agree. (I knew I was forgetting someone.)


35 posted on 03/26/2011 7:17:45 PM PDT by carmody
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To: All

VIDEO -

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/PACCo


36 posted on 03/26/2011 7:25:13 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: tsowellfan
but knowing that Sarah Palin and McCain are on the same side supporting the Obama Doctrine
Really pissant? Sarah Palin supports the Obama Doctrine? What exactly is the Obama Doctrine.
37 posted on 03/26/2011 7:25:38 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: nhwingut

To 9 - Your post and tag line contradict. Make up your mind.


38 posted on 03/26/2011 7:25:56 PM PDT by jla
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To: Walts Ice Pick
They'd both make fine candidates, but I'm committed to Palin as a first choice.

Me too. Now wouldn't Palin-Bachmann Overdrive be a dynamite duo? Wish 'We the People' could do the nominating. . . The whole Republican convention thing always seems like back room smoke and mirrors and voila' they 'announce' whom 'they' have chosen. . . kind of like the Vatican and a new Pope. Maybe we can have more input next year!

39 posted on 03/26/2011 7:26:58 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: flat
Great pics! Oh my. . . What a campaign that would be. .
40 posted on 03/26/2011 7:30:05 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Michelle Bachmann was speaking on the Sean Hannity radio program Thursday afternoon, and was questioned by Sean Hannity regarding a presidential run, to which Michelle Bachmann stated that she would be forming a presidential exploratory committee sometime in June. Heard it with my own two ears on WTAX-am, Springfield, IL.


41 posted on 03/26/2011 7:33:36 PM PDT by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: Walts Ice Pick

Michelle is playing the role of what they call in bike racing “The Lead Rider” who sacrifices themselves by jumping out early and drawing their teammate’s competitors. This clears the way for their designated teammate to win the race. This idea was expressed by Freeper dfwgator and I think it makes a good point.


42 posted on 03/26/2011 7:34:05 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

CSPAN aired it -should have video on their web site by now.
______________________________________________________________
Nope; no video on C-SPAN a/o 9:30 p.m. CDT.


43 posted on 03/26/2011 7:35:58 PM PDT by no dems (DeMINT / PALIN 2012)
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To: freepersup
Don't doubt you, but the “leak” preceded her announcement. Bad form.
44 posted on 03/26/2011 7:37:12 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter
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To: lewislynn
Really pissant? Sarah Palin supports the Obama Doctrine? What exactly is the Obama Doctrine

To choose sides in a civil war that has nothing to do with our national security before knowing about the people you're going to replace the regime with.

45 posted on 03/26/2011 8:12:18 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: lewislynn

Here’s what can happen when you jump into a war mode before you know who it is you’re helping

Libyan Rebel Commander admits rebels are connected to Al Qaeda

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2695000/posts


46 posted on 03/26/2011 8:16:32 PM PDT by tsowellfan (http://www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: deport; Keith in Iowa

Thanks - I was wondering if that other freeper had been there in person and maybe picked up on something that wasn’t on air - I should have explained my question better


47 posted on 03/26/2011 8:32:56 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA ("Elections have consequences...." Barry O. Thank you Scott Walker and WI Republicans!!)
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“”My field of dreams:
Michele Bachmann. Sarah Palin. Herman Cain. Paul Ryan.””

Same here! I’d like to see Sarah endorse Bachmann.


48 posted on 03/26/2011 8:36:10 PM PDT by white17x
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To: mandaladon

Rubio won’t run so why bring him up.

allen would be ok but most go “allen who?”

Then again, they may say that about Bachman outside of Minnesota/iowa


49 posted on 03/26/2011 8:47:57 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: mandaladon

Michelle Bachmann’s speech before the Iowa Conservatives Principles Political Action Committee was about the numbers. She began with some questions: Michelle asked, “Did President Obama correctly diagnose the problem with job creation?” “Did he have to correct solution with spending a trillion dollars?” “What’s his level of credability in job creation?” “Did the President correctly diagnose the problem with healthcare in this country?” She answers with the correct diagnosis: “It was high costs.” “Did he correctly diagnose the solution?” “He didn’t understand that the free markets would bring the costs down.” She asks, “What’s his credibility with Obamacare?”

What’s Zer0’s level of credibility? It’s about the numbers!

Zer0. That’s right!


50 posted on 03/26/2011 9:06:22 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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