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Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign
Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff

Posted on 06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT by bjorn14

Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president.

Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president."

"We cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama," she declared, later adding: "We can win in 2012 and we will win."

In her announcement, Bachmann described a special bond with Iowa, the nation's leadoff caucus state. She held the kickoff in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, and called herself a "descendent of generations of Iowans," saying the state is where she learned "everything I needed to know." She also appealed to another vital primary constituency, calling herself part of the Tea Party movement and defending it as a cross-section of Republicans, independents and disaffected Democrats.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; ahousedivided; bachmann; bachmann2012; campaign; iowa; launches; michelebachmann; presidential; romneywhore; stalkinghorse; trollsarehere; waterloo
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1 posted on 06/27/2011 9:05:45 AM PDT by bjorn14
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To: bjorn14

WARNING TO MS. BACHMANN... Ahead in Iowa, pulling even in NH... major slime attack coming from the Lefties and GOP establishment.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 9:11:17 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: bjorn14

To win Iowa would be a rocket start for Bachman because it makes voters blink, no matter who wins, and they give a listen to that winner. New Hampshire and South Carolina follow. She could split those two states with Romney’s best chance probably NH.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 9:15:32 AM PDT by RitaOK
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To: 11th Commandment

I fear this scenario. BAchman is beating Romney, then Palin or Perry step in splitting the conservative vote and Romney gets the nod.


4 posted on 06/27/2011 9:16:19 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: bjorn14

There was apparently just over 200 people there, should have been more


5 posted on 06/27/2011 9:17:25 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: 11th Commandment
WARNING TO MS. BACHMANN... Ahead in Iowa, pulling even in NH... major slime attack coming from the Lefties and GOP establishment.

And cultists on FR.

6 posted on 06/27/2011 9:17:57 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: bjorn14

Dear FOX News;

Please keep your Romney cheerleading “journalists” away from Bachmann in future.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 9:18:01 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: 11th Commandment

I fear this scenario. BAchman is beating Romney, then Palin or Perry step in splitting the conservative vote and Romney gets the nod.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 9:20:19 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: 11th Commandment

True dat.


9 posted on 06/27/2011 9:21:31 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: bjorn14

I am going to support Bachmann until Rick Perry decides to run. Perry/Bachman would be a very strong ticket in 2012


10 posted on 06/27/2011 9:22:41 AM PDT by BobinIL
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To: nikos1121

Nope! Only one of those 3 will get the majority of the conservative vote if they run at the same time and like Rush said, if Palin gets in then she will be the one to beat, she already has a built-in base that is itching to go and support her and within days her coffers will be overflowing, that’s a fact.


11 posted on 06/27/2011 9:22:45 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t know how many were there.

But how do you get to the conclusion that there was something wrong.

If she’s tied with Romney in a Des Moines Register poll, something is going right.

To ignore that, and claim the number at her announcement was too low, as if something is wrong, lacks common sense.


12 posted on 06/27/2011 9:23:46 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...HOLD TO THE TRUTH; SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: bjorn14

Yes!!


13 posted on 06/27/2011 9:26:16 AM PDT by italianquaker (When will Wallace ask obama if he is a flake?)
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To: bjorn14
"She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president."

Obama's stimulus plan failed to produce jobs to dent 8% unemployment before the 2010 election. She has to walk the talk. What is her unemployment goal before the 2014 elections?

PS I don't have a dog in this fight. I have the same question for all the contenders.

14 posted on 06/27/2011 9:28:34 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: 11th Commandment
WARNING TO MS. BACHMANN... Ahead in Iowa, pulling even in NH... major slime attack coming from the Lefties and GOP establishment.

And some conservatives. Hope she's ready.

15 posted on 06/27/2011 9:39:03 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Chris Wallace is a jerk)
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To: Bigtigermike

Then Bachmann getting in shouldn’t worry any Palin fans. Because once Palin jumps most of Bachmann’s support will shift to Palin, right?


16 posted on 06/27/2011 9:41:08 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Chris Wallace is a jerk)
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To: txrangerette

I didn’t say things were neccessarily wrong but I assume that if she is surging in Iowa then there should have been more if the account of 200 people is correct


17 posted on 06/27/2011 9:41:48 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: ex-snook

At RightOnline she said the corporate tax rate needs to be reduced dramatically. She also talked about eliminating capital gains taxes and the death tax.


18 posted on 06/27/2011 9:46:23 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Chris Wallace is a jerk)
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To: bjorn14

I thought she launched at the debates in SC. Kind of anti-climatic.


19 posted on 06/27/2011 9:47:43 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ejdrapes

You have never read anything I wrote about being fretful of a Bachmann candidacy....Sarah has a built-in base and finiancial money ready to go in a flash, like Rush said: She will be the one to beat if she gets in


20 posted on 06/27/2011 9:48:53 AM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: bjorn14
The media loves Bachmann therefore I don't trust her. It seems like she is being groomed as Romney's VP.
21 posted on 06/27/2011 9:49:02 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: 11th Commandment

The hate for michelle is amazing. I read Yahoo posts and the slime being slung is sickening. But if we did half of what the libs are doing we would be called SEXIST, RACIST.


22 posted on 06/27/2011 9:49:13 AM PDT by crazydad
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To: ejdrapes

What is the difference between Bachmann and Palin?


23 posted on 06/27/2011 9:49:52 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ejdrapes
"At RightOnline she said the corporate tax rate needs to be reduced dramatically. She also talked about eliminating capital gains taxes and the death tax."

Fair enough but those are her tax policies. She has to connect the dots on how many jobs that will produce before 2014.

24 posted on 06/27/2011 9:50:10 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: ilovesarah2012

This is the third “first announcement” for Ms. Bachmann.

Another Rollins confusion? or scheme.


25 posted on 06/27/2011 9:51:09 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: ex-snook

She has to argue the conservative postion that the Government can’t create jobs, only foster a healthy enviroment for business. The Government needs to get out of the “running the economy” business.


26 posted on 06/27/2011 9:51:54 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: bjorn14

Does anyone know what church Michelle Bachmann and her husband attend?


27 posted on 06/27/2011 9:54:23 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

I would like to see a debate between the two of them.


28 posted on 06/27/2011 9:55:47 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Durus
"She has to argue the conservative postion that the Government can’t create jobs, only foster a healthy enviroment for business. The Government needs to get out of the “running the economy” business."

That seems a cop out when she blames Obama for not creating jobs. Anyway, the conservative position of hands off still has to answer the question - how many jobs will it produce before the 2014 election?

29 posted on 06/27/2011 10:01:06 AM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: ilovesarah2012

Bachmann is a better speaker

Bachmann didn’t quit halfway through

Bachmann can handle the media


30 posted on 06/27/2011 10:02:27 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: bjorn14

I’ve been a Michele Bachmann fan for a while, but she keeps impressing me more and more!


31 posted on 06/27/2011 10:05:21 AM PDT by 83Vet4Life
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To: ilovesarah2012
They are both good. They both have their faults. They both have their followers and detractors.

Differences between these two women: Palin has half a governors' term executive political experience, while Michele has executive business experience. Michele is the better speaker, Sarah has the greater star power among conservatives. Both have good name recognition, with Sarah holding an edge in this area amidst positives and negatives. Sarah is a lightning rod - people love her and follow her like a cult, or absolutely loathe and detest her. She's positive. She's also perceived, whether fairly or not, as somewhat light and absent-minded. I know in my heart that this is only perception and that Sarah is in fact an intelligent, patriotic, and capable leader... but could she convince the masses of this?

Michele has a certain Thatcher-like quality about her persona that I like. I could envision her giving a State of the Union address. Michele also has some things I don't like: a lawyer's background. But in presidential politics, that's pretty hard to avoid.

Asked to choose between them... I honestly could not give an answer at this moment. It's the candidates' jobs to court their base in the primary cycle.

The most substantial difference that I can see is that Sarah Palin is not officially running. The biggest concern I have is splitting of the conservative vote and landing us another Romney.

32 posted on 06/27/2011 10:05:54 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: nikos1121
I fear this scenario. BAchman is beating Romney, then Palin or Perry step in splitting the conservative vote and Romney gets the nod.

A very good point. I think that if Bachman is doing very well and has the right message, Sarah won't jump into the fray. Perry though... I don't know exactly who I'd pick in a matchup between those two. I know Perry has baggage, but as a sitting governor with loads of executive experience under his belt, and that ominous 1880 barrier date hanging over Bachman, it's a tossup. Of course after the disaster in 2008, all "odds" are in the wind anyway. But we can't afford to be wrong. Not this time. We can't afford to let either Romney or Obama win. Both a sure recipe for destruction.

33 posted on 06/27/2011 10:07:00 AM PDT by ExSoldier ("Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil: It has no point.")
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To: Lexinom

I meant as far as policy and beliefs.


34 posted on 06/27/2011 10:08:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lexinom
another Romney Another McCain, I guess, which would be Mit Romney.
35 posted on 06/27/2011 10:09:59 AM PDT by Lexinom
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To: bjorn14

Like the tea parties is she only a “fiscal conservative” ???....


36 posted on 06/27/2011 10:12:00 AM PDT by Ulysse
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To: bjorn14

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) addresses a gathering of supporters to formally launch her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in her childhood hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, June 27, 2011.
37 posted on 06/27/2011 10:17:40 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: crazydad
The hate for michelle is amazing.

A hatred that's reserved only for conservative women who libs feel have a good chance of winning the nomination. The Left despises real women with a ferocity unequaled.

38 posted on 06/27/2011 10:20:44 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: Lexinom

The likelihood that 2 tea party conservatives will stay in the race, neck and neck, each getting votes, in primary after primary, is slim.

Either Palin or Bachmann will be ahead of the other, and the other will drop out.

They have to make sure they’re nice to each other, so that when one drops out, the other will get their support. The same is true, pretty much, with any tea party candidate.


39 posted on 06/27/2011 10:29:53 AM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: ex-snook
What constitutionally enumerated power of Government covers job creation or fiddling with the economy?
40 posted on 06/27/2011 10:31:13 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: 11th Commandment

Perhaps a reality check!!! Who gave her the poll bounce but MSM? Who do you think does the polling for DEM REG?

Not suggesting that MB has no support in Iowa, for sure she does, just not that it`s anyway near what they are pushing.

To believe this poll, one has to believe that Romney is out front.

Is team Romney now going to re evaluate taking part in the IOWA Straw Poll etc? Team Romney knows they are not a player in Iowa, and they are not about to all of a sudden believe this poll....

UNLESS it`s a poll to try and manufacture support for Romney in Iowa! The same people would want to manufacture support for MB as well.

Ya so Romney is now a player in IOWA, I bet he is the most surprised person on the planet./.SARC

Next we will hear that Rudy has a chance in IOWA.

ANTI PALIN media/pollsters/rep establishment is pushing MB!!!!


41 posted on 06/27/2011 10:37:40 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (Sarah Palin 2012 OR BUST)
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To: RockinRight
Bachmann is a better speaker

Really? What camera is she speaking to? Obama is also a great 'speaker'. Nice qualification, there.

Bachmann didn’t quit halfway through

She also hasn't sponsored a single piece of legislation.

can handle the media

Yeah, that flake question was a template for how to go after the LSM.

/s

42 posted on 06/27/2011 10:39:11 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: RockinRight

Oh, baloney.


43 posted on 06/27/2011 10:40:44 AM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: bjorn14

Truly great news and a very good person to be able to vote for. Certainly a breath of fresh air, for my family. We were so concerned that a RINO was going ruin this election...we would have written in a name, rather than vote for a RINO.

Just win-ism, is not going to be a part of our lives.


44 posted on 06/27/2011 10:42:42 AM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: bjorn14
MINI-PALIN!!!
45 posted on 06/27/2011 10:54:17 AM PDT by bigjoesaddle ("Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged". - Reagan)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

I was born in Waterloo.Iowa. grew up close by........


46 posted on 06/27/2011 10:54:55 AM PDT by brivette
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To: Berlin_Freeper; Diogenesis; Bigtigermike

Good thing the caption reads *gathering* not crowd.


47 posted on 06/27/2011 11:03:52 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly like and support Sarah Palin and want on her BUSY Ping List, let me know!)
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To: ejdrapes

Palin fans “worried”???

Who’s worried? Name one. Most of the negatives on FR towards Bachmann didn’t start happening until she backstabbed Palin. You’ll notice that is when 90% of the negatives from Palin supporters started. And now, we have gotten to see her in action some & things we have dismissed before or overlooked, we simply aren’t willing to anymore. It has always bothered me that she has trouble actually answering specific questions asked of her. She hires people who have no respect for her & THAT also makes me question her judgement.


48 posted on 06/27/2011 11:07:27 AM PDT by DrewsMum (There is no other NAME whereby we may be saved....JESUS!)
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To: Durus
The media loves Bachmann therefore I don't trust her. It seems like she is being groomed as Romney's VP.
What media? Most places present her as a flake or fanatic, and even Fox News brings people to call her unqualified or unelectable.
49 posted on 06/27/2011 11:09:03 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: nikos1121
BAchman is beating Romney, then Palin or Perry step in splitting the conservative vote and Romney gets the nod.

Perry would likely take more votes from Romney than anyone else so I don't see his entry into the race as a problem. It would end up being Perry vs. a more conservative alternative.

50 posted on 06/27/2011 11:09:38 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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