Skip to comments.Romney, Dems Look to Weaponize Bachmann (Hopes Bachmann Will “Rip [Perry’s] Eyes Out”)
Posted on 08/30/2011 7:52:12 AM PDT by markomalley
Mitt Romney is going into the lions den today.
Romney is neither a veteran nor a Texan, but he is heading to San Antonio, Texas to address the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention one day after Gov. Rick Perry, who is both a veteran and a Texan, fired up the crowd with a patriotic paean to American exceptionalism.
But with poll after poll showing Romney slipping into Perrys wake, the former Massachusetts governor is keen to show that hes not backing down. The latest CNN survey has Perry nearly doubling Romney among all candidates running or considering a run and with a share of voters larger than Romney and third-place Rep. Michele Bachmann combined when only declared candidates were offered.
While Romney has a low and slow strategy that relies on his presidential plausibility and big fundraising to outlast more exciting contenders, including Perry, that strategy would cease to be viable if the insiders and money men backing Romney came to believe his candidacy was doomed. To avoid being marginalized, Romney must demonstrate to the political press that he has a plan to knock down Perry.
This is backed up in Romneys oft-repeated implicit argument that Perry has spent an awful lot of time in government for a guy who opposes big government, while Romney spent only four years in public office (Not for lack of trying, though. Romney lost previous bids for a Senate seat and the presidency.)
But the heart of the Romney strategy seems to be to stand back and allow Bachmann to tear apart Perry to rip his eyes out, as she did to Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
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The desperation in the Romney camp is heart palpitating.
>> Bachmann to tear apart Perry to rip his eyes out, as she did to Gov. Tim Pawlenty.
That’s so absurd, it’s funny.
Perry is not exactly a field mouse like Pawlenty. And, for her part, Bachmann may have claws, but she also has areas of exposed underbelly, and Perry has claws too.
My guess is, it’s not going to happen as advertised, but I could be wrong.
You are right...Bachmann came against a wimp. Perry, on the other hand, is no wimp...he can dish it back harder than Michelle ever thought of. Perry would rather not but if that is what it takes...Look out, Michelle.
3. No of the above
I’ll take door #3.
Only a real man would let a woman fight his battles for him, right Mittens?
No way this repubic vajayjay gets my vote.
This is the second story about Team Romney looking for Bachmann to go after Perry for them.....I understand that Perry and Bachmann are going after the same type of voters for the most part but this feeds into the notion awhile back by some that Bachmann could be a stalking Horse for Mitt in some way
just in case
I’m with you on door #3...no more RHINOS!
Perry will put her in her place.
So who will you vote for in the primary?
That’s what I was thinking.
>> Perry would rather not
Personally, I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that. Wherever two or more people gather there will be differences in opinion. But witnessing folks who are supposed to be on the same team attempt to eviscerate each other is never pretty, whether it’s a family, a church congregation, a business unit, a conservative internet forum, ...
which would be, where?
which would be, where?
So, you don’t believe that Michele is in cahoots with Milt? I sure hope not, but I’m becoming more suspicious.
This election “No of the above” is not an option we can afford.
Romney has been running for President for THE LAST FIVE YEARS and the best he can get is also ran status now that Rick Perry is in the race. Mitt, you’re toast. If he thinks Bachmann as an attack poodle is his path to the nomination he’s as crazy as Ron Paul.
I agree it is sad how so called level headed conservatives behave...a friend who visits christian forums a lot tells me how awful supposed christians act toward each other. Of course, they do that here in the religious forum. All one can do is shake their head.