Skip to comments.Romney Courts Bachmann For Endorsement
Posted on 02/01/2012 7:24:13 AM PST by bbernard
TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney is carrying a full head of steam after winning the Florida primary, but the Republican presidential contender isnt headed first today for Nevada or Maine, the next two states to vote.
Instead, he is jetting off this morning to Minnesota for what is billed as a grassroots rally.
Michele Bachmann, it seems.
(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...
Things that make you go hmmmm......
Wonder how much $$$ he is offering? She has 23 adopted children to support.
How many Benjamins will be stuffed into his suitcases? We will find out what type of person Bachmann is.
Conventional wisdom says she should run from this, but she blew through a boatload of her congressional war chest so she is going to need some money.
I gotta hand it to Mitt. He knows how to work for this nomination. Why is Newt not in Minnesota? Mitt is such a jerk so hopefully this does not work.
If MB endorses Romney, I will beleive every ounce of her conservative, God fearing credentials were a fraud.
Mitt makes another Niccolo Machiavelli move right from the play book.
“We will find out what type of person Bachmann is.”
We sure will, won’t we?
I wonder if it is too late to have a conservative run against her for the congressional seat shoudl she endorse him.
I am tired of how shallow these so-called conservatives are.
I will never vote for Romney, not even if he gets Bachman, or someone similar, to agree to be his VP.
That was the plan all along, wasn’t it?
She’s on now and says she isn’t endorsing anyone right now.
Ha ha! She said it isn’t true. She didn’t endorse him. They are trying to force her. LOL
Of course he is. It will be the battle of girls Bachmann and Palin. Going against each other. what slime
Not only would it add to the impression of Romney consolidating the GOP base after rebounding in Florida from his South Carolina loss, but it could help Bachmann by earning her an ally to help her pay off her lingering campaign debt.
If she does this, she has sold her soul ....
She is on FOX now. She is not in Minnesota, she is not meeting with anyone and did not endorse Romney.
“If she does this, she has sold her soul ....”
Too the establishment, no less.
If she does endorse Mitt, she will have lost her place amongst the true conservatives in this country.
Could be some political rivalries at play here too. Many people, at least several months ago, viewed Bachmann as a Palin wannabe. Perhaps Bachmann sees an opportunity here. If she thinks Sarah has backed a losing horse, perhaps she thinks siding with a potential winner (Romney) will boost her political stature at the expense of Sarah's.
plus campaign debt (if any)
“She is on FOX now. She is not in Minnesota, she is not meeting with anyone and did not endorse Romney.”
Well the source of this story is The Boston Globe afterall. It may just be part of the Romney campaign strategy.
Notice how they don’t pay attention? Bashing is more fun.
FOX not hiding campaigning for Mitt...or, are so biased they can't see it.
Nuthin but cowards.
She better not. She’s my Rep. If she plans on running for office again, and endorses Willard, I will do everything in my power to see she loses to a real conservative.
Only through duplicity could someone so pro-life endorse someone who is openly pro-choice.
Well, she wasn’t wildly popular to begin with, so I’m not sure this is going to help him much. I hope he doesn’t overpay for her endorsement.
She has 4 or 5 of her own...the other 20+ are foster kids and they got paid to give then a home.
Forget the parsing words about an endorsement. She should say Romney’s schorched earth style of campainging is harmful to the overall process.
At least, she is saying they need focus on Obama. Which is good to say but they wont.
Not entirely sure they should focus on Obama as much as solution to fixing the economy and creating the conditions that create jobs.
We know who is screwing things up. What we need to know is how they will fix it.
Plenty of time to beat Obama up.
"Eternal vigilance" and all that.
I hope she showers afterward.
Bachmann is a poor man version of Palin. What stature she had, she lost running for President, she harmed herself more by actually running for President than not by her obsessive repeating the same lines over and over again (23 foster kids, I’m a tax lawyer), her Gardisol flap and not really going after Romney—something Palin wouldn’t have done. Even today if Palin is on a show, the ratings go up a bit, I doubt many people across the nation are waiting to hear what Bachmann has to say much.
Isn’t this kind of thing part of the Romney playbook? Didn’t he say Thompson was going to drop out and endorse McCain in 2008?
Romney can channel Reagan and get his endorsement and I wouldn’t vote for him.
She antagonized Governor Perry for Romney. So did Citizen Cain. I don’t trust his endorsement of Gingrich. Hen house.
That, and either Palin or Bachmann are far more conservative IN PRACTICE than either Willard or Newt.
Consider that carefully.
Yup, I agree with you. My point is, Bachmann probably realizes it too. Human nature is what it is, and she may looking to give herself a boost at the expense of Palin who she may now view as more of a rival than anything.
>>>I will never vote for Romney, not even if he gets Bachman, or someone similar, to agree to be his VP.
Dittos. Mega dittos.
That would be just ONE MORE supposed "Conservative" that has sold out to the Republican Establishment Elite.
You see, even when Bachmann does the right thing she gets bashed instead of being appreciated. She was pretty clear and concise that she wasn’t going to get pushed.
I think she is the second GOP lady to not endorse anyone.
Apologies for mis-information - I went and checked after posting ((((((blush))))).
Fostered - not adopted;(
Most of us noted her bashing Perry but not Romney - also her debate coach went over to Romney’s campaign and it shows.
Michelle, just say no. Just say no.
This should be interesting.
Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, 'Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every Republican tree of the garden?'
And the woman said unto the serpent, 'We may eat the fruit of the conservative trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the RINO tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'
And the serpent said unto the woman, 'Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing both Republican and Democrat bipartisanship.'
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for campaign cash, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof.
Michelle, Don't be beguiled by the serpent!
Someone pointed out that Romney hired her former debate coach, which seemed to be pretty effective. Hope Mitt’s paying him a 1% salary ;-)
I think the deal was made long ago, before she started to attack Newt ans Rick Perry. I think it is possible that a deal has also been made for Paul to STAY in the race for the nomination and NOT run as a third party candidate and for Romney to select Rand Paul as his VEEP. If you notice Ron Paul and his PAC spent money on attack ads against Newt when Newt was running behind Paul in Iowa. There is one posted now on the homepage of the Mississippi Tea party site, it was posted by a member and not paid for, you do need to scroll down to get to it. I think they will use Rand Paul because for VEEP picks it would make sense, Kentucky is far enough South, ans it is perceived by most that he has Conservative and Tea Party support. Especially after the LIE that Rand Paul used to get on Hannity’s radio show to take an opportunity to attack Newt I now belive that the three of them, Mitt, Ron and Rand are unprincipled and slimey enough to do this. I do think Conservatives and Tea Party members for the most part, and especially FReepers, would see through this but it would be too late.
Willie Mitty is no prince...
more like the court jester...
It is amazing how a person sticks to what they say, she backed out of the race, is not siphoning off votes and the insults still don’t stop.
No wonder Santorum doesn’t care and stays in, he will still get trashed if he backs out. LOL
I can’t see why everyone has to get torn to shreads all the time. One you trash all those who mostly agree with you, there will be nobody left on your side.
Amen to that!
Maybe she will get cash and a promise for a Cabinet position?
Wouldn’t she love to have Hillary’s job?? LOL
This is all so sickening!!