Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann steals the show in Iowa
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 ...
She’s wonderful, but she should endorse Sarah Palin and run only if Sarah doesn’t.
She is one I could support also. I don’t know if there are 3.
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.
Wrong, and wrong again
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.
Were you there or able to see it on tv? Who did you think did well?
Maybe it's time for the big boys to take a run at her.
She is great. If Sarah does not get in, I will definitely back her (and/or Cain).
My top three as well.
Bachmann’s got my vote.
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.
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.
>>>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.
What did Michele Bachmann say about our joining Al Qaeda in Libya?
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.
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.
Sarah Palin Secretary of State, excellent choice!
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.
How about Bachman/Allen or Bachman/Rubio?
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.
Palin. Bachmann. Cain. West. Ryan.
Any two. Any order.
They'd both make fine candidates, but I'm committed to Palin as a first choice.
The only problem I have with this is no Congress-person has been elected President since Garfield.
You’re right, but is time for radical change...the old has to go.
born April 6, 1956 in Waterloo, IA (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
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.
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.
I agree. (I knew I was forgetting someone.)
but knowing that Sarah Palin and McCain are on the same side supporting the Obama DoctrineReally pissant? Sarah Palin supports the Obama Doctrine? What exactly is the Obama Doctrine.
To 9 - Your post and tag line contradict. Make up your mind.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
“”My field of dreams:
Michele Bachmann. Sarah Palin. Herman Cain. Paul Ryan.””
Same here! I’d like to see Sarah endorse Bachmann.
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
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!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.