Skip to comments.Stars collide: Michele Bachmann vs. Sarah Palin
Posted on 06/08/2011 4:46:53 AM PDT by Hawk720
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... Ed Rollins, dismissed Palin as not serious in a radio interview.
He suggested in an interview with POLITICO that Bachmann would profit from the contrast.
Bachmann will be so much more substantive, Rollins said. People are going to say, I gotta make a choice and go with the intelligent woman whos every bit as attractive.
Im not afraid of Palin, he said, adding the strategy would have been the same for Mike Huckabee.
Bachmann has been laying the groundwork for this argument for months, stepping away from some of the more dramatic rhetoric that brought her to prominence in the heady, early days of the Tea Party movement, and making a case more focused on the nuts and bolts of policy and on the unabashed social conservatism that has served many candidates well in they key early state of Iowa. She has been tightening her focus as Palin offers herself as an increasingly high-profile, if unfocused, cultural celebrity with an East Coast bus tour last week and a laudatory new movie set for release.
Aides to Palin didnt respond to inquiries about Rollins comments, but a writer on the blog that serves as her supporters main voice, Conservatives4Palin, demanded that the Minnesota congresswoman either affirm her support for the long-time beltway fossils idiotic comments or refudiate them.
While Bachmann may find some advantages in a contrast with Palin, its an approach that could easily backfire. Palin remains broadly popular with the conservative voters who will decide the Republican nomination, and her endorsement will be avidly sought if she doesnt run.
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Ed Rollins is one BIG A** Mistake Mrs. Bachmann!
If Bachmann does not fire misogynist Rollins THIS MORNING
every bit of good will she has earned
.... will be gone forever (as Team Romney planned).
Attention GOP Conservative Candidates - the enemy is primarily Ma0bama and his band of socialists, and secondarily the squishy GOP Establishment moderates. NOT each other! Just damn.
MB is a stalking horse for RINO-Romney and seeking to be his VP nominee.
MB is NOT to be trusted.
I like Michelle and would work for her.
Ed rollins is a slimey, beltway turd that should be flushed and kept out of any pubbie candidate's campaign.
Hey Ed, why don’t you direct that criticism in the direction of the jug-eared marxist wannabe tyrant instead of toward the other Rebublican candidates, you dumba$$.
That one little phrase tells us all we need to know about this man! It's not about YOU, Mr. Rollins. It's about the candidate you are supposed to represent. If you can't set aside your personal love of self long enough to act in your candidate's best interest then she's better off without you.
I put this man in the same category I put Karl Rove, yesterday's news and talent.
Ms. Bachmann will be making a huge mistake if she doesn't give this guy the boot post haste.
Agree! She needs to fix this today. And YES, I believe this one is on Bachman. This is hers to fix, not Palins
They’re not even in the same league.
I will vote for anyone that the GOP puts up against dear leader but I cannot honestly say that I will be glad if it turns out to be either of these two.
Says a LOT about her judgement.
I certainly won’t defend what Rollins said and he needs to be taken to the woodshed for them, BUT the only purpose of Politico is to stir up trouble. I’m sure Ben Smith or whoever wrote the article is sitting back with the popcorn as we speak.
(RINO-backstabber poser Bachmanm):
"Oh, how I love you, Mitt.
Treat me like Kerry Healy. Or the Maucks."
If Sarah breaks my Heart and doesn't run. I figure Michelle would benefit the most.
She is off my list except against Obama where everyone is alive.
Why would Palin have to fix anything? It appears that all of these comments were made yesterday. For all we know Bachmann has already had words with Rollins. But if this is her strategy I think it’s unwise and very unfortunate.
Communists are in control, Ed. Direct fire towards them !
Thank the Lord. We have two great conservative ladies in Michele and Sarah.