Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann enters presidential race
Posted on 06/13/2011 6:34:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, an outspoken Republican with close ties to the tea party, announced Monday that she is running for president, a candidacy that could further shake up a volatile fight for the GOP nomination.
The first female contender to enter the 2012 race, Bachmann announced her bid during a Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire.
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Yes, Go Michele!
She’s got more balls than the neutered RINO punks who’ve announced so far and Mitt too.
Finally. She’s been my pick all along. I am telling you - she can win.
Most excellent. Now I’m excited for our chances of seeing some daylight at the end of this nightmare tunnel.
Me either. I might give her a second look if Sarah doesn’t get in...but right now..she is persona non grata in my book. I think she has been duped into running by the GOP elites and others to divide the Tea Party. Furthermore...I am sick of her rude peeps begging for money all the time. I told them to bugger off last week.
When a real leader surfaces and starts discussing the philosophical crossroads this Country faces, then I'll listen.
Right now it all sounds like political pomp and circumstance to me...I want to see some real Conservative spirit and not political grand standing.
This woman is an egomaniac and a bomb thrower. Period. She’s a backbencher with less experience than Obama had when he ran for president. The American public isn’t going to make the same mistake twice and vote for such a person.
Like her - dislike Rollins. It’s amusing that the only “gaffe” they mentioned was the swine flu thing. They could have mentioned her reference to 57 states, the “Austrian” language, or her joke about the Special Olympics. I wonder why no mention?
Perhaps you can enlighten us who isn't?
In today's political climate, you have to question who would want the job.....it isn't about honor or duty to Country anymore, hasn't been for a long time.
Care to debate the issues she stands for or just want to throw bombs at her?
I think this is too bad. She might have been a good candidate down the line, after she proved herself and got some executive experience. But I think this is a mistake. Another potentially good candidate jumping in too soon, unable to wait for the right time.
Meantime, she has basically abandoned her job in congress, which was to organize and represent the conservative freshmen and put a little pressure on the RINOs who are still, unfortunately, running things. She has basically been AWOL this term, which is a great departure from her good work during her last term.
I used to view Bachmann as a dedicated conservative. Beginning with the “Tea Party Rebuttal” to the State of the Union, I started viewing Bachmann as a self-promoting opportunist.
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Do you honestly think Palin would take a backseat to someone with less experience?
I might have to disagree with Bachman’s ‘experience’ compared to Obama’s. My viking bengal kitty has more experience in leadership and conservatism than Obama or Bachman! She sits on my desk everyday watching every article and every key stroke...lol
Folks...Sarah is the real deal! Pray that she decides to run. She will do what is right for this country and root out corruption and graft on both sides...and in the MEDIA!!
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Sarah campaigned for Bachmann and attracted more than 10,000 in the Twin Cities last fall only to get stabbed in the back by Michele via Ed Rollins. If she disagreed with Rollins, she shouldn't have remained silent.
She sure grabbed the headlines.
Yes, that was remarkably disloyal, and inept. Even the most self serving and treacherous careerist - if intelligent - would have continued to feign friendship and mutual loyalty, and avoided alienating a large part of the base which must be held to be successful. That sorry silence revealed someone who may say the right things, but is both disloyal and a dolt.
>> Sorry, but I have to say I was not impressed by any of the candidates tonight.....yes I understand this was CNN and John King.
When a real leader surfaces and starts discussing the philosophical crossroads this Country faces, then I’ll listen.<<
Let me translate: Ron is waiting for Sarah. (not that there’s anything wrong with that?)
Bachmanns chances aren’t good. Only Garfield was elected President while serving in the House of Reps. And with Rollins at the helm she’ll self-destruct.
As I have predicted, ALL ALONG, Palin has been out in front, taking the heat for, and off of Michelle Bachmann.
But for Rollins and then her REFUSAL to fire him,
she was once a contender.
Bachmann is a RomneyBOT backstabber.
(RINO GOP-backstabber and poser, Ms. Bachmann):
" Mission accomplished, Mitt.
Rollins whacked (Gov.) Palin (who helped little old hypocrite me) for you
and Pawlenty is next. For you. For you.
Oh, how I love you, Mitt - your support of Global Warming
and your love of ethanol supports AND death panels.
Now, if you wont take me to Kolob,
how about you just ignore me like Kerry Healy.
And then abuse me like Seamus.
And then just send the democrats after me like the Maucks."
Woah FRiend, let's not be hasty in our conclusions.
I'll wait until all of the horses are at the gate and the race has started to pick my winner.
Right now they're all warming up on the in track and I'm standing afar making my decision.
Luckily we still have some time to watch and determine what's best...
I took a guess at where you were coming from......maybe I was wrong.
I’ve waited for her to dump Rollins but the fact that she hasn’t after all this time means that that I have to admit that the Palin supporters were right about her.
And she should have known that Rollins wrote this:
You were...no harm no foul ;)
When are these potty-mouth comments going to stop. This behavior is crude, and not fitting language coming from Conservatives.
The Founding Fathers never used this language.
That’s a McCain rally.
Bachmnan’s the best one running. Santorum is second for me then Cain.
Tonight it was Ron Paul answering all the questions. How can you have a debate when the guy who has 1% of the vote gets to hog the camera? Bachmann didn’t get any questions and when she did King would interupt her after the first sentence.
Pray for America
yes I understand this was CNN and John King.
I opted not to watch the debate specifically because it was CNN and John King.
I won’t watch that network for anything to do with politics. If there’s a natural disaster or something non-political I might stop by for a minute to see if they have anything new to add, but that’s pretty much it.
The Republicans need to have a debate with a conservative moderator on a real channel. I guess Fox News is about as close as we can hope for (for now).
Bachmann is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, a supporter of the Tea Party movement and a founder of the House Tea Party Caucus. Bachmann earned a Master of Laws degree, worked as a tax attorney, opposed the bailouts, opposes Obamacare, wants to repeal Dodd-Frank reform law...
You may want to do your homework.
Bachmann can’t win after not getting rid of Rollins.Gov. Palin only one that can beat Obama.
Sounds suspiciously like the BS they said about Palin. You in for the marxists?
Only Henry Clay (1824), James A. Garfield (1880), and John Anderson (1980) ran for President in the general election as sitting House Members. In Garfields case, the only successful instance of a sitting Representative becoming President, he had already been elected by the Ohio legislature to the U.S. Senate. Anderson ran as an independent challenger, and Clays candidacy predated the rise of the modern two-party system.
I have already sent Michelle a little money to get this thing going. The last thing we need is another RINO. How can she not be qualified? In case you haven’t noticed, the bar has been lowered. Everyone is more qualified than zer0. If someone like Romney were to get the nomination/win, how would we know a republican was in the Whitehouse? Would he undo any of the damage done by this administration? Would he dump Obamacare? Hardly
Two weeks ago I would have been excited, but after Ed Rollins I’m not.
Yep, that’s two of us, if she wins, I’ll vote for her over obama, but no money, time or effort after she didn’t fire Rollins the next day. I still can’t imagine picking a fight with someone who is NOT in the race, and if she doesn’t enter, you want her supporters....
World Class STUPID.
Now we’re talking!
Hardly. I donated to Bachman before the last election. But I’ve been disappointed at the way that, after running for congress with promises of conservative action, she’s basically dropped out and spent all her time fundraising and preparing to run for POTUS.
She was one of the leaders of the new conservative movement in congress, and ought to be in there helping the freshmen do the job they were all elected for, but instead she has been neglected her job ever since she was re-elected.
i respectfully agree with all of you.
but ari-freedom especially makes the good point,
that Rollins was already on record with that article,
and several more, many months before he was hired.
simply hiring him in the first place,
isn’t the action of a friend, or even loyal competitor.
worse, i could understand if Rollins was a winning wizard.
but he’s like 1 for 5 ?
with judgment like that, i don’t trust her now,
to pick the people we need to fix our great country.
I am excited for the first time since I thought Trump was going to run. But I don’t think this lioness will wimp out on us like he did. She is on top of it all, presidential, and 100% more likely to beat Obama than any of the others running so far IMHO.
Has anyone heard when the next Republican debate is scheduled?