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Bachmann: Republican voters 'very satisfied' with presidential candidates
The Hill ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 06/17/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT by Al B.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates.

Following Monday's debate in New Hampshire, Bachmann said voters were happier with their options.

"I think people, especially after the debate on Monday night, were very satisfied with what they saw with the candidates," she said on Fox News.

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She passed, though, both at the debate and on Fox, at leveling tough criticism at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) state healthcare law.

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Rather, Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama than other Republicans.

"I think that's what you saw on Monday night and I think that's what you'll be seeing going forward," she said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 06/17/2011 11:18:04 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

No...we aint.


2 posted on 06/17/2011 11:19:56 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: Al B.

No.


3 posted on 06/17/2011 11:21:21 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Al B.

Oh goody!

The candidates will refuse to expose the records of the RINO candidates - i.e. Bachman will NOT discuss RomneyCare and his AGW & ethanol subsidy support.

I love the smell of elitists in the morning......gotta keep that stalking horse going, eh Michelle?


4 posted on 06/17/2011 11:21:52 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Al B.
I'm getting to where I won't support anybody who's been to Washington for anything more permanent than a vacation.

5 posted on 06/17/2011 11:24:39 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: Al B.

MB’s got a tin ear too.


6 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:40 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Al B.

Nope. Sorry, Michelle. I may like you but you ain’t Sarah Palin.


7 posted on 06/17/2011 11:25:57 AM PDT by MeganC (NO WAR FOR OIL! ........except when a Democrat's in charge.)
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To: Al B.

Talk about out of touch with real Americans...c’mon Michelle, really?


8 posted on 06/17/2011 11:27:04 AM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (It starts here! It starts now! Mr. President, game on!)
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To: Al B.
Last November the electorate turned out and delivered a huge gift to the Pubbies, largely because they were repelled by 0bamacare. If the Pubbies respond by kicking the independents and conservatives in the teeth by nominating the man who created the template for 0bamacare, Mitt Romney, their party deserves to die.

Michelle, Herman, and the others: You had better start attacking Romney, or he will win the NH primary and probably become unstoppable, just as McCain did in 2008.

9 posted on 06/17/2011 11:27:58 AM PDT by hellbender
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To: Crim
When any/all the candidates start to fight for the rights of us little guys then we will be happy with our candidates. And I mean FIGHT!!!!! If John King asked me “Coke or Pepsi?” I would b*tch slap him from here to Timbuktu. We have more important issues than our soda preferences!!!!!
10 posted on 06/17/2011 11:28:50 AM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: Al B.

The field IS NOT complete. Wishful thinking on your part Michele. Do I smell fear. Yes. Comeon Sarah...let’s roll!!


11 posted on 06/17/2011 11:29:13 AM PDT by mardi59
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To: Al B.

I despise when politicians try to tell me what I think.

I’m beginning to believe Tammy Bruce, MB is a stalking horse for Mittens.


12 posted on 06/17/2011 11:29:45 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Al B.

Well, dud, what did anyone expect her to say?


13 posted on 06/17/2011 11:30:04 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Al B.

When Sarah is in, yes.


14 posted on 06/17/2011 11:30:42 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Al B.
ROMNEYBACHMANN
15 posted on 06/17/2011 11:31:31 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Al B.

she needs a new source to pull from


16 posted on 06/17/2011 11:33:00 AM PDT by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: Al B.

New FR mission;

Destroy Bachmann at all costs.


17 posted on 06/17/2011 11:33:16 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Psalm 144

“No.”

I’ll see that “No” and rasie you a “Hell No!”


18 posted on 06/17/2011 11:33:31 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: swain_forkbeard

‘rasie’ is an especially emphatic version of ‘raise’.


19 posted on 06/17/2011 11:34:18 AM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: Al B.
Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama than other Republicans.

What, did she fire Ed ‘Dirty Tricks’ Rollins and not tell anybody?

20 posted on 06/17/2011 11:36:41 AM PDT by McGruff (Why do they fear her so?)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I just reported what she said and nothing else. If you don’t like it, take it up with her.


21 posted on 06/17/2011 11:36:57 AM PDT by Al B.
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To: Al B.

To me, taken as face-value stated, there is an implied statement she’s making “Republican voters don’t need anyone else [Sarah] to get in. We have enough choice with the existing list.”


22 posted on 06/17/2011 11:38:20 AM PDT by time4good
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To: jpsb

“Well, dud, what did anyone expect her to say?”

No kidding. Her mission, like that of every other candidate, is to win the nomination. What is she supposed to say?


23 posted on 06/17/2011 11:40:16 AM PDT by Lou Budvis (Say No to Slick Willard)
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To: Al B.

Ummm no Michele, we’re looking for better


24 posted on 06/17/2011 11:40:49 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: swain_forkbeard

I’ll see that “No” and rasie you a “Hell No!”


I’m in.


25 posted on 06/17/2011 11:42:50 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

She doesn’t need FR to do that. She will do it to herself.


26 posted on 06/17/2011 11:43:03 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: Al B.
Ms. Bachman, the cool aid you're drinking must be spiked.
27 posted on 06/17/2011 11:44:26 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: Al B.

She’s taking a more nuanced approach, I think, so as not to give the media fodder for saying she’s against her own party.

And she’s NOT a stalking horse for Romney, that idea is a pantload.


28 posted on 06/17/2011 11:44:34 AM PDT by RockinRight (Rock you like a Hermancain!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

They slammed Cain, and I like Cain. Now, I’m warming up to Bachmann, and they slam her too.

Makes a guy feel pretty annoyed at times.


29 posted on 06/17/2011 11:46:36 AM PDT by RockinRight (Rock you like a Hermancain!)
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To: Al B.

Is this a trick question?

How about those who have voted Republican in the past, thinking Republicans were Conservatives?


30 posted on 06/17/2011 11:46:40 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: newfreep

Have you checked Bachman’s stand on ethanol?


31 posted on 06/17/2011 11:47:02 AM PDT by Hattie
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To: MeganC

The real Bachmann is a say or do anything politician who only coopted the Tea Party movement on the orders of Karl Rove who plucked her from the backbenches of the Minnesota state legislature and funded her campaign for the House in 06 and personally campaigned for her.

She supports ethanol subsidies and has recieved over 250k in farm subsidies through a family trust for a farm she owns with her family.

Michele Bachmann wrote several letters to Bush adm in 2007 advocating a presidential pardon for Frank Vennes who was a large donor to her , Norm Coleman and Tim Pawlenty. Vennes pleaded guilty and no contest to federal charges of money laundering, cocaine and firearms trafficking in 1987.

Bachmann , who used to be a liberal , organized for Jimmy Carter in 76. Now she has Ed "walking around money" Rollins managing her campaign.


32 posted on 06/17/2011 11:48:48 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Al B.

Republican voters may be satisfied. Conservative Americans are not.


33 posted on 06/17/2011 11:49:23 AM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Imagine the whine when people end up with Romney. Conservatives out to take down conservative candidates is a RINO dream.


34 posted on 06/17/2011 11:50:40 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Al B.

What’s Her Name-Rollins can mumble on until the sun burns out, she won’t be getting my vote.


35 posted on 06/17/2011 11:52:00 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: RockinRight

“They slammed Cain, and I like Cain. Now, I’m warming up to Bachmann, and they slam her too.
Makes a guy feel pretty annoyed at times.”

Here we go, now Michelle Bachmann’s a RINO !!


36 posted on 06/17/2011 11:53:26 AM PDT by nbenyo
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To: Al B.

There is no one who has announced that is worth a flip...including Michele...she is way to inexperienced....


37 posted on 06/17/2011 11:54:07 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

Nope... What’s Her Name-Rollins did that to herself.


38 posted on 06/17/2011 11:55:20 AM PDT by Gator113 ("GAME ON." I'll be voting for Sarah Palin, Liberty, our Constitution and American Exceptionalism.)
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To: Crim

I’m somewhat satisfied with a very few.

RINOmney isn’t one of them.

Newt isn’t one of them.

Sarah,Michelle, and Herman Cain are.


39 posted on 06/17/2011 11:55:29 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Al B.

Bachmann, Santorum, Cain --- and maybe Palin, Perry, and Bolton. I've seen worse line ups. As long as we can steer clear of Romney, Giuliani, Graham, and the like, it will be a big improvement over Obama and the Establishment GOP.


40 posted on 06/17/2011 11:58:43 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Da Coyote

Palin hasnt declared...thus my statement...


41 posted on 06/17/2011 11:59:34 AM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
One really does our candiate (Sarah) very little good by bashing other good candidates (Bachmann). In fact were I interested in sinking Sarah's campaign I would pretend to be a supporter and bash Backmann or Cain or Paul. Hell I might just as well bash them all just to leave no ground uncovered :)

FYI I am a Sarah supporter which is why I don't bash the others, well not a lot, I just promote my choice.

42 posted on 06/17/2011 12:06:46 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: Al B.
I think Bachmann feels that has changed since she announced.

The reason for Republicans sudden change of heart is for this reason (in Bachmann`s mind).....

The fact that MB fostered 23 children over a 6 year period some time ago, and the fact that MB has wrangled the endorsements of The NY Times,Wash Post and the entire CNN/MSNBC networks, was really what has put her over the top.

For me, I would have to say it was endorsements from NY Times and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow....HEAVY SARCASM

43 posted on 06/17/2011 12:09:16 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST...NYTimes/MSM wants Bachmann to be the nominee..)
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To: Al B.
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates.

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Not really.

44 posted on 06/17/2011 12:11:31 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Al B.
What's wrong with what she said? That does not mean that there is room for improvement.

She is right. This current field is volumes better than what we had in ‘08 and can only get better.

45 posted on 06/17/2011 12:11:31 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: FightforFreedomCA; xzins
Talk about out of touch with real Americans...c’mon Michelle, really?

That's Ed Rollins talking.

Lies, spin, exaggeration, denial.

She used to be a believable candidate, but she killed her campaign with one stupid executive decision, hiring a political hack like Rollins to be her front man. Now she's starting to sound like a political hack herself.

46 posted on 06/17/2011 12:11:54 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: jpsb
It's almost ignorant that most of them proclaim Reagan and what he stood for so religiously, and then go out of their way to completely disgrace every civil Principle that meant so much to Reagan, as well as was a key factor for why Reagan appealed to such a broad spectrum of voters.

They seem to think that “Divide, isolate and remain exclusive” until victory is achieved, is the only way to go. It lends thought to what Reagan meant by his 11th commandment. They obviously do not understand it.

47 posted on 06/17/2011 12:17:56 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Always Remember You're Unique.......(Just Like everyone Else.))
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To: Crim

I don’t think Bachmann has officially declared either. Rollins was out the morning after the debate saying Bachmann would declare in Waterloo, Iowa just like she earlier said she would. Maybe we all need to look at that debate transcript to see what was actually said by Congressman Bachmann.


48 posted on 06/17/2011 12:18:37 PM PDT by ngat
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP
What's wrong with what she said?

I simply posted her words and let them stand. Stop whining.

49 posted on 06/17/2011 12:18:52 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: ngat

She’s filed her paperwork with the FEC. She’s officially in.


50 posted on 06/17/2011 12:20:12 PM PDT by Al B.
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