Skip to comments.The Case for the Lady with the Titanium Spine (Michele Bachmann)
Posted on 12/31/2011 7:32:59 AM PST by SeekAndFind
When Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States, she skyrocketed to the top of the Republican pack as the conservative specially anointed to be the anti-Romney candidate. Since then, other candidates emerged, rose, fell, and dropped out. However, despite all these tumultuous political changes, Michele Bachmann has steadfastly remained as the true consistent conservative -- one who can intellectually take the fight to Obama and represent the right in both rhetoric and record.
It is important to note that Bachmann has a life story with which Americans can identify. Unlike the pampered patrician Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann did not grow up in a household with excessive wealth. In her book Core of Conviction, Bachmann highlights her working-class upbringing and details how she learned frugality through experiencing financial hardship.
Having a candidate with a background that Americans can identify with is incredibly important, particularly at a time of serious economic malaise. A candidate like Romney who nonchalantly bets $10,000 over a line in a book is, frankly, the worst candidate to run in this political environment. Romney as the Republican nominee would be effortlessly presented as the personification of the "one percent" -- this is a narrative that cannot be successfully pulled off with Michele Bachmann.
Due to the fact that polls show that Obama is unpopular in both his agenda and leadership style, the GOP needs to nominate someone who is his diametric opposite. Frankly, no Republican candidate is more different to Obama than Michele Bachmann.
Is Michele Bachmann anathema to liberals and independents?
The idea that independent voters are most drawn by liberalism is glaringly ridiculous. If independent voters were liberals, they would simply register and vote Democratic. Independent voters are looking to be drawn by persuasion, argumentation, and charisma.
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the problem is, in liberal America women like Bachmann or Palin are called stupid and told to get back to the kitchen.
But seriously, as much as I like Bachmann, I know she's not going anywhere. Our only hope for a real conservative is Santorum, and he is picking up momentum.
and they are called that not just by liberals, but by conservatives as well. Just check out the other Bachmann threads here. It’s disgusting what this woman has to endure. We wouldn’t me in the mess were in now if we had had 217+ Bachmann’s in Congress and a Bachmann Speaker.
I was for her until she turned negative. When she was bashing Obama I was with her all the way. Then she turned on her friends, and I was done. Everyone but Romney, hmmm, I wonder what was up with that. I would not vote for her now if she was the last one.
This is true and it’s pi$$ing off the Newtbots royally. Truth is the Bachmann/Santorum voters are pretty much interchangeable and satisfied with either candidate. Unfortunately, I think this will hurt Michele on Tuesday in the caucuses because the conservatives will not want to split the conservative vote too much and her supporters will probably rally around Santorum or even Perry.
Notice, Michele never really went after Santorum in the debates since they pretty much agree on most issues. The only thing Santorum called Michele out for was “showboating” in one of the earlier debates when Pawlenty was still in the race.
Depending on where she is when the race comes to Michigan, my vote will be for her or Santorum. I doubt either will beat Romney here but the only chance of someone other than Romney here went out with Herman Cain.
She lost me when she went after Newt. I was all for her from the Ames point up until then and defended her regularly. I don’t care to even see that annoying ding bat in a VP slot now.
She lost me quite some time ago, disappointingly so, when she started attacking the other candidates with half truths, reacting like a wounded animal. Her desperation and shrillness was a turnoff. She, in my opinion, is reaching way beyond her capabilities and should stay at the congressional level where she is much more useful.
Sorry, I lost all respect for Bachmann when she sent Ed Rollins out to kneecap her “friend” Sarah Palin, whom she insisted that she “loves.”
Bachmann also never seriously went after Mitt Romney because she had a contingency plan to be his running mate.
What a fraud and a hypocrite!
Live by the knife in the back, die by the knife in the back. Bachmann is political toast, and it’s by her own doing.
The only thing she managed to do was protect Romney.
She hasn’t run against him for one second. Guess because she “agrees” with him?
And now she is at nothing in the polls.
Not knowing that Concord NH is not Concord MA and not knowing that John Wayne Gacy is not John Wayne makes it hard to believe she is prepared for the biggest executive job in history. She seems nice, bright and politically well adjusted, I just don’t think she’s up to the job and we just got a painful lesson in how well that works.
RE: Not knowing that Concord NH is not Concord MA and not knowing that John Wayne Gacy is not John Wayne makes it hard to believe she is prepared for the biggest executive job in history
How about not knowing there are 50 states in the USA?
spinal fortitude is no substitute for having held a statewide office and having executive experience. Bachmann is right on her principles, but the wrong person for the job.
Here’s my humble prayer that next Wednesday Bachmann is still in the running. We need her as president
Problem is Liberal America is full of idiots! To liberal America black men were there to get them coffee(Bill Clinton said this!) The only way a Minority or Woman is going to be tolerable to Libs is for them to be an Uber Liberal! This is why they had to destroy Cain,Palin and now Bachmann. IF we keep it up were going to either end up with Romney or Paul....we have GOT to STOP letting the Liberals pick OUR canidates.
No, only conservatives diss her, well the others do too.
Sad, but she stands no chance. I would vote for her in a heartbeat, but conservatives don’t cotten to proven conservatives. That is how beaten down conservatives have become. Always settling for fakes or the only next best.