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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."
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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.
Congresswoman Bachmann, go away with that stupid talk.
She could do what the other candidates do and have surrogates doing the attacking for her like Mitty and the drunk.
“Bachmann: GOP Can’t Have Nominee With ‘Surprises’”
...so she plans to drop out.
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.
This woman needs to shut the hell up. Seriously.
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.
I hope she gets voted out of Congress. Getting sick of the shameless opportunism out of her.
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.
Well, isn’t SHE gonna be surprised on election day!
I didn’t like her before she opened her mouth.
Bachmann and Santorum really can’t help themselves can they?
I am done with them both for good, they are dead to me.
Michelle Bachman had a good start. Now it is time for her have a good finish and gracefully bow out.
So surprised that I vowed to quit supporting her from that point on.
If she was smart she would know to stay away from this...
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.
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.
Michele has surprised me one time too many. Check out some of her doozies:
Is a migraine a surprize?
Lay off Cain, Bachmann.
He’s on our side.
I wouldn't hire her.
Every time she opens her mouth, she seems to serve us one of the same surprises she decries.
You go girl.. We like her to stay in the race. Keep all options open until it’s time to pull levers.
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.
Why not? She needs to exit gracefully.
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...
“....whyd 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.
If the candidate has no surprises, then surprises will be invtented, dumb dumb.
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.
>>>> 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.
Not surprising. Bachmann and Santorem have done nothing but attack the other candidates. They are both like little rabid chihuahua ankle biters.
Bachman drop out already...
Bachmann isn’t relevant enough to have a media “surprise.’
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.
re; Newt: “I think he’s the one?”
Wouldn’t you kill to watch the debates between him and Obozo?
I've had that same mental image of Santorum several times watching debates.
“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.
You say that like there are no candidates who don’t have a surprise or two out there.
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.
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.
“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.