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Bachmann: GOP Can't Have Nominee With 'Surprises'
Guardian (UK) ^ | November 01, 2011

Posted on 11/01/2011 7:41:56 PM PDT by Steelfish

Bachmann: GOP Can't Have Nominee With 'Surprises' November 1 2011

MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says her party can't have a nominee with "surprises" in his record, a jab at rival Herman Cain as he defends himself against allegations of sexual harassment.

The congresswoman from Minnesota told a meeting of Baptists in Iowa on Tuesday night that the GOP needs to have a candidate the party can trust.

Standing in the pulpit of a Marshalltown church, she told supporters, in her words, "This is the year when we can't have any surprises with our candidate."

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann4romney; michelebachmann

1 posted on 11/01/2011 7:41:56 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

It seems like half the time she speaks, I lose a little more respect for her. I expect that kind of stuff out of liberals, not out of somebody like her.


2 posted on 11/01/2011 7:43:51 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Steelfish

Congresswoman Bachmann, go away with that stupid talk.


3 posted on 11/01/2011 7:45:11 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: af_vet_rr

She could do what the other candidates do and have surrogates doing the attacking for her like Mitty and the drunk.


4 posted on 11/01/2011 7:45:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Steelfish

“Bachmann: GOP Can’t Have Nominee With ‘Surprises’”

...so she plans to drop out.


5 posted on 11/01/2011 7:47:07 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: Steelfish

She seems quick to jump to conclusions just like she did when she said “that settles it then” after Snufflelafcus (sp?) showed her the picture of Obama’s fake document.


6 posted on 11/01/2011 7:48:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: af_vet_rr

This woman needs to shut the hell up. Seriously.


7 posted on 11/01/2011 7:48:19 PM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Steelfish

It would be GREAT to see a Republican candidate actually come to Cain’s defense.

In fact, it would probably help that candidate tremendously, rather than parroting the Mainstream Media.

But I guess Michelle isn’t up to it.


8 posted on 11/01/2011 7:49:01 PM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: Steelfish

I hope she gets voted out of Congress. Getting sick of the shameless opportunism out of her.


9 posted on 11/01/2011 7:49:35 PM PDT by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State)
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To: Steelfish

I can’t believe it. I am so disappointed. She was my first choice for a while, but she’s turned out to be nothing but a vicious harpy.


10 posted on 11/01/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by Politicalmom (I am intrigued and open to the Bush administration's amnesty proposal. -Rick Perry)
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To: Steelfish

Well, isn’t SHE gonna be surprised on election day!


11 posted on 11/01/2011 7:49:50 PM PDT by MiddleEarth (With hope or without hope we'll follow the trail of our enemies. Woe to them, if we prove the faster)
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To: Steelfish

I didn’t like her before she opened her mouth.


12 posted on 11/01/2011 7:50:52 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Hang in there Herman, conservatives love you!)
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To: Steelfish

wow

Bachmann and Santorum really can’t help themselves can they?

I am done with them both for good, they are dead to me.


13 posted on 11/01/2011 7:51:15 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Cain 2012!)
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To: Steelfish

Michelle Bachman had a good start. Now it is time for her have a good finish and gracefully bow out.


14 posted on 11/01/2011 7:51:26 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: Steelfish
I was surprised when Bachmann attacked Perry from the left on Social Security during the debates.

So surprised that I vowed to quit supporting her from that point on.

15 posted on 11/01/2011 7:53:03 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: stars & stripes forever

If she was smart she would know to stay away from this...


16 posted on 11/01/2011 7:54:42 PM PDT by TBBT
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To: Steelfish

They shouldn’t drop out, because they keep going up and down. Perry was ahead, and then he quickly went down. Cain is competing well against Romney, and people thought his was finished.


17 posted on 11/01/2011 7:56:16 PM PDT by Politics4US
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To: Steelfish
The congresswoman from Minnesota told a meeting of Baptists in Iowa on Tuesday night that the GOP needs to have a candidate the party can trust.

She's telling a group of Baptists that they shouldn't trust an ordained Baptist Minister? This is not Jimmy Carter she's talking about, Baptist Sunday School teacher that he is. This is Herman Cain, a man with morals and conviction.

I teach adult Sunday School in a Baptist Church but I'm no Jimmy Carter, I'm more in the tradition of Herman Cain. As a matter of fact, I've invited brother Cain to take over my class on a Sunday of his choice.

I understand that he's a very busy man and I won't hold my breath awaiting his reply but you may rest assured that on the off chance that he accepts, I'll let everybody here know about it.

18 posted on 11/01/2011 7:58:40 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Steelfish

Michele has surprised me one time too many. Check out some of her doozies:

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm?uuid=0DA3B5BB-0335-494B-A0EE-B7D50F5ADAF0


19 posted on 11/01/2011 8:01:31 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: Steelfish

Is a migraine a surprize?

Lay off Cain, Bachmann.

He’s on our side.


20 posted on 11/01/2011 8:03:45 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America First)
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To: Steelfish


I'm surprised at how this woman can't stop destroying herself every time she opens her mouth.

I'm already ashamed that I ever sent Michele money. If she keeps this up, I'll be happy to see her ousted from Congress.
21 posted on 11/01/2011 8:03:48 PM PDT by Cato in PA (The Hermanator 2: Judgment Day 2012)
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To: Steelfish
Early on, she was one of my top three. But, I finally gave up on her at the last Debate, even then she was tanking in the polls. But still, although not IMHO, presidential and worthy consideration for Cabinet, etc., But now,

I wouldn't hire her.

22 posted on 11/01/2011 8:06:14 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Steelfish
I think this takes care of her campaign...


23 posted on 11/01/2011 8:07:55 PM PDT by abishai
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To: af_vet_rr

Every time she opens her mouth, she seems to serve us one of the same surprises she decries.


24 posted on 11/01/2011 8:09:47 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: Ingtar

You go girl.. We like her to stay in the race. Keep all options open until it’s time to pull levers.


25 posted on 11/01/2011 8:13:02 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Steelfish

Oh for heaven’s sake already.... you know, screw it. I’m backing Newt. We know his warts, but the man can flat out make policy happen - can balance the budget, and admits his mistakes and refuses to pile on to fellow Pubbies. If not Herman, then Newt. The rest can go pound sand. Damnit Sarah - why’d you have to sit this one out???? Furthermore I believe things at FreeRepublic are about to unravel and splinter... this may not be a bad thing though. Those of us who stay can help rebuild this site with Conservative posters.


26 posted on 11/01/2011 8:16:23 PM PDT by Tuxedo (Drink Tea - not Kool-Aid. Cain or Gingrich or both.)
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To: Steelfish

Why not? She needs to exit gracefully.


27 posted on 11/01/2011 8:16:30 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Tuxedo

Welcome to the team. I’ve been supportive of several of these candidates, but I’ve leaned towards Newt for about 2 weeks now. I think he’s the one...


28 posted on 11/01/2011 8:37:43 PM PDT by loreldan (I'm shocked)
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To: Tuxedo

“....why’d you have to sit this one out?”

Why do you have to ask? Isn’t it evident that the is a completely poisonous atmosphere between all these GOP candidates? None of them can resist cutting any and all of the others to pieces, either in the debates, from behind the scenes, through surrogates, in speeches to the public or in interviews with the media. It is stunning, and not one of them has refrained from engaging in it.


29 posted on 11/01/2011 8:39:16 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Steelfish
Et tu, Michelle?
30 posted on 11/01/2011 8:39:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them." --Ronald Reagan)
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To: Steelfish

If the candidate has no surprises, then surprises will be invtented, dumb dumb.


31 posted on 11/01/2011 8:46:12 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: af_vet_rr

Over a year of hard work she won many friends. She has no chance to win and the nomination, and she is now losing her allies faster than she made them.


32 posted on 11/01/2011 8:49:30 PM PDT by Melchior
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To: Steelfish; savedbygrace

>>>> Congresswoman Bachmann, go away with that stupid talk.

Yeah, We WANT a candidate with surprises!

Then we can defend him by complaining that everybody is picking on him. Lotsa fun.


33 posted on 11/01/2011 8:50:55 PM PDT by tlb
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To: chris37
If the candidate has no surprises, then surprises will be invented, dumb dumb.

Exactly.

34 posted on 11/01/2011 9:01:36 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Steelfish

Not surprising. Bachmann and Santorem have done nothing but attack the other candidates. They are both like little rabid chihuahua ankle biters.


35 posted on 11/01/2011 9:05:11 PM PDT by octex
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To: Steelfish

Bachman drop out already...


36 posted on 11/01/2011 9:09:09 PM PDT by chevydude26
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To: Steelfish

Bachmann isn’t relevant enough to have a media “surprise.’


37 posted on 11/01/2011 9:13:49 PM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: BobL
"It would be GREAT to see a Republican candidate actually come to Cain’s defense."

I heard Newt defend Cain on Monday, googled but could not find the quote. Maybe someones got it and can post it. Sure looks like a (media) smear job to me.

38 posted on 11/01/2011 9:24:45 PM PDT by jpsb
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To: loreldan

re; Newt: “I think he’s the one?”

Wouldn’t you kill to watch the debates between him and Obozo?


39 posted on 11/01/2011 9:27:13 PM PDT by Mountain Mary (I'll take a Godfathers pizza with the works!)
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To: Steelfish
So says Romney's theoretical VP.

Pathetic, Michelle. Just another sell-out.
40 posted on 11/01/2011 9:28:07 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: octex
They are both like little rabid chihuahua ankle biters.

I've had that same mental image of Santorum several times watching debates.

41 posted on 11/01/2011 11:55:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelected Obama.)
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To: jpsb

“I heard Newt defend Cain on Monday, googled but could not find the quote. Maybe someones got it and can post it. Sure looks like a (media) smear job to me. “

I was wondering about Newt, he’s had to deal with this crap. People make fun of Cain for being a political novice, but Bachmann and Sanatorium both need Hail Mary’s now, and both had a great chance for it, if they had come to Cain’s defense.

...but I guess neither had the political smarts to do so.


42 posted on 11/02/2011 3:14:16 AM PDT by BobL (A vote for Gingrich is a vote for Romney)
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To: tlb

You say that like there are no candidates who don’t have a surprise or two out there.


43 posted on 11/02/2011 3:48:46 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: BobL
Cain main strength is also his greatest weakness, political novice. I like that he is not a member of the "permanent political class". However inexperience comes with risks, mainly that Cain is not vetted and we really do not know a lot about him.

Oh how I wish Sarah had decided to run she has all the positives of Cain but she was thoroughly vetted. Personally I am leaning strongly in Newts direction, he is vetted and he is reliably conservative. I have issues with Newt in that sometimes his judgment is questionable, but I do believe Newts feet can be held to the fire should he wander off the reservation from time to time.

44 posted on 11/02/2011 6:32:05 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Steelfish

Can Michelle be trusted? She’s a tax lawyer!!

of course not.

One can only wonder at the depraved souls now contributing to her campaign.


45 posted on 11/02/2011 6:43:11 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: newzjunkey

“I’ve had that same mental image of Santorum several times watching debates.”

Yeah; I was “iffy” re Santorum at the beginning and felt he might possibly be an OK candidate. In the most recent debates, he got a desperate, whining, manic tone and rhythm that was scarey. Didn’t come across as being too stable or mature. Off my list.

And if Bachmann thinks the opposition and/or MSM would be kind to her re “surprises”, she’d better think again. If they couldn’t use her husband’s dealings with the gay community to her disadvantage, they’d certainly invent something.


46 posted on 11/02/2011 7:53:28 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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