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Bachmann 'Very Seriously Looking Into' Romney Endorsement
National Journal ^ | April 15, 2012 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 04/15/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stopped just short of endorsing Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying she was “very seriously looking into an endorsement.”

“I think we're seeing a uniting and a pulling together around our eventual nominee," she said on NBC’s Meet the Press. "And I have said that I want my voice to be one of uniting our party, the independents, the mainstream, conservatives, evangelicals, the tea party movement. I want to unite our party.”

Bachmann dropped out of the GOP primary race in early January and has yet to endorse any of her former opponents. But with only three candidates left in the race, and Romney the presumptive nominee, Bachmann has little to lose endorsing Romney. And perhaps little to gain as well.

Still, Bachmann offered glowing praise of Romney on Sunday, a man she once derided, along with Newt Gingrich, as an establishment, insider candidate. In debates and elsewhere, she referred to both men collectively as "Newt-Romney."

But on Sunday, Bachmann called Romney "an extremely smart guy," saying that Americans lives will be "far more improved with a proven, smart, successful businessman like Mitt Romney than someone like Barack Obama, who can only blame his predecessor for his current economic poor choices.”

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When Michele love Newt:

[3:00] Michele Bachmann profusely praising Newt in this 2008 townhall introduction …”This is real! We love you here. We love you!”

1 posted on 04/15/2012 10:06:22 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I liked Bachmann okay until the debates when she came off like a snarky shrew, and notably avoided snarking towards Romney.
That said, I was a Perry Girl, threw my support to Newt when Perry dropped out, and threw his support to Newt.


2 posted on 04/15/2012 10:11:05 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

With the risk of being trashed (I can take it) I get so sick of seeing MB on tv, almost as if she was a Fox contributor, and I do not even watch Fox very much anymore. Just seems as if she is on whenever I turn the tv on, the lady just gets on my nerves.

Bash away


3 posted on 04/15/2012 10:13:14 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Is it time to call her a liberal yet?


4 posted on 04/15/2012 10:13:55 AM PDT by zipper (espions sur les occupants)
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To: sockmonkey
....That said, I was a Perry Girl, threw my support to Newt when Perry dropped out, and threw his support to Newt.

Bump!


5 posted on 04/15/2012 10:14:46 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Anyone checked campaign contributions she’s received lately?


6 posted on 04/15/2012 10:15:03 AM PDT by maryz
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Newt’s the only one who can pull us out of this mess. I’d like to see him announce who would be his VP. Like West or Palin.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 10:17:16 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks Right-Wing.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Let's see...MB would like to run which agency...for Romney.

She's a $3 bill.

8 posted on 04/15/2012 10:19:51 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That certainly isn't a glowing endorsement.

She didn't even show a liking toward Romney.

9 posted on 04/15/2012 10:20:34 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Don’t do it Michele!


10 posted on 04/15/2012 10:25:39 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Sacajaweau

You mean Newt Romney don’t you Barky??????

$3 bill is too kind!


11 posted on 04/15/2012 10:32:28 AM PDT by billys kid (saying that there are too many children, is like saying that there are too many flowers Mother Tresa)
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To: sockmonkey

You are a girl???? I never knew that! :D


12 posted on 04/15/2012 10:36:07 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Mio myo,
another RINO.


13 posted on 04/15/2012 10:44:20 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: sockmonkey
I liked Bachmann okay until the debates when she came off like a snarky shrew...

That was kind of the problem with all of our candidates this cycle. As soon as you saw them in action their appeal evaporated.

14 posted on 04/15/2012 10:48:34 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am not one bit surprised.

I have always seen Bachmann as a backstabbing liar. Well, before she got into the race I thought very highly of her, but it only took a couple of weeks to see her true colors.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 10:53:05 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: onedoug

Michele Bachmann a RINO?!

Come on!


16 posted on 04/15/2012 11:04:00 AM PDT by Nobama_ever (Newt/Santorum or Santorum/Newt...NO Rombama and NO 0bama!!!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Michele Bachmann is ABO, just like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jim Demint. Pretty sad that she’s labeled a RINO for that. Seems to me Bachmann is living in realville, not some fantasy land that believes Newt can still get the nomination or produce a brokers convention.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 11:06:58 AM PDT by Rogifan (Anybody but Obama)
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To: Gator113

She’s a backstabbing liar because she hasn’t endorsed someone who has next to no chance at getting the nomination? Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio formally endorsed Romney. Are they backstabbing liars too?


18 posted on 04/15/2012 11:07:05 AM PDT by Rogifan (Anybody but Obama)
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To: zipper

Just snugglin up enough to get Mitt SuperPAC to pay off campaign debt with OPM? Those selling out for Mittmoney have established what they are, now just haggling over price.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 11:09:08 AM PDT by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Ditter
You are a girl???? I never knew that! :D

LoL, Oh, Ditter, just because I talk about beer, yard work, and guns on our state board doesn't mean I'm a guy. Hey, when I said on the state board yesterday, I paid $12.62 each for some bottles of beer for the cute-ousity factor..that should've been a clue!

20 posted on 04/15/2012 11:09:14 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: sockmonkey
I am a girl too, an old girl. Too much yardwork has contributed to some arthritic problems so I don't do that anymore, I never did drink beer but I love guns. I saw the cutesy beer post....... hummmmm ...... never mind.... :D
21 posted on 04/15/2012 11:17:08 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Most people laughed and applauded her guts and cleverness when she called Newt and Mitt, “Newt Romney” as if they were one and the same.

Doesn’t seem quite so gutsy and clever now...


22 posted on 04/15/2012 11:23:25 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Rogifan
Seems to me Bachmann is living in realville, not some fantasy land that believes Newt can still get the nomination or produce a brokers convention.

Not only can Newt produce a brokered convention, it's likely if we don't all fall in step behind Mitt. Mitt will fall short of a guaranteed first round nomination so long as Newt stays in it and is treated as a viable candidate. I'll admit that it's like those who want to force Mitt down our throats in the election will finish the job in the second or third round of ballots at the convention, but there is at least a real possibility that they will also recognize the inconvenient truth - no one like Mitt. At that point, all bets are off, and the question is: who should be our nominee. It's worth continuing to support Newt for that chance. The weaker Mitt is in the remaining primaries, the better the chances that he's perceived as too weak for the nomination.

23 posted on 04/15/2012 11:27:12 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Rogifan

Rogifan
Since Apr 11, 2012

You joined FR 4 days ago to pimp-TROLL for Romney... how very transparent.

Those that call themselves PATRIOTS and CONSERVATIVES, yet stand in support of an abortionist supporting, homosexualist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling liar such as Mitt Romney, ARE NEITHER.

IBTZ


24 posted on 04/15/2012 11:30:56 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: zipper

yep. throw her overboard. call her names. consider her a traitor. hate. that is the coin of the realm now, apparently.


25 posted on 04/15/2012 11:33:24 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Rogifan

IBTZ


26 posted on 04/15/2012 11:34:40 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Pollster1

Who’s “Rogi”...a Mormon angel? They all had wierd names, such as Moroni (that’s the one on the pillar in SLC with his hand out pointing to the Bank of Utah).


27 posted on 04/15/2012 11:36:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: Pollster1

Hear hear.....


28 posted on 04/15/2012 11:36:50 AM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: txrangerette
It will be interesting to see when Bachmann gives her endorsement (strategically) and the same goes for Santorum (I'd like to think it won't be Romney but...). It seems Romney calls for endorsements when he needs help. Cain has endorsed Romney, Bachmann is hinting, Perry is with Newt, Paul is with Paul, Santorum is......

If the others had stayed anti-Romney much of that 60+% block would be out of Mitt's reach.

29 posted on 04/15/2012 11:41:08 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Newt’s the only one who can pull us out of this mess. I’d like to see him announce who would be his VP. Like West or Palin.

I agree. Palin's been vetted and a fighter. West is smart and the libs can't pull the race card.

30 posted on 04/15/2012 11:43:39 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Gator113

I sent her a few campaign contributions until she started acting like a back-biting bitch during the debates.


31 posted on 04/15/2012 11:45:55 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: Pollster1

Actually, quite the opposite. Newt’s still buried behind Santorum and Paul. Until that changes, he’s not going to be viable. Right now throwing money at Newt is chasing good money after bad.

Newt’s not even going to finish second in any of the upcoming states, and will likely finish 4th in all of them, while Romney will add to his tally.

The last chance to stop Romney has already passed, and the Newt supporters chose to back Newt over Santorum. That’s a pity. 4 states could have been in the Santorum column, including OH and MI, if the Newt supporters had backed Santorum. Possible WI and WA as well, but that opportunity has passed.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The candidates trash each other, then no matter how bad the winner is, they endorse him/her. Why bother with debates since it doesn’t matter to them in the end?

That’s why the Republican Pary has imploded into liberalism. If Romney is chosen, consider that a hydrogen bomb implosion to the max.


33 posted on 04/15/2012 12:02:28 PM PDT by Marcella (God will decide the future - trust Him and no other.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m starting a “How many posts into the thread before Michelle Bachman is determined to be a minion of Satan?” poll. Five bucks a square.


34 posted on 04/15/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (This place is nuts.)
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To: sockmonkey

She was in on being a conservative/Palin shield and vote-splitter for Romney all along. Big disappointment, but she and Rove go way back—insofar as her political career goes way back, that is.


35 posted on 04/15/2012 12:04:11 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: onedoug
Mio myo, another RINO.

Don't you mean CINO?

Isn't that why you're so disappointed?

36 posted on 04/15/2012 12:06:47 PM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm just surprised she waited this long. Hey, he owes her. Her yapping at Perry helped take him out.
37 posted on 04/15/2012 12:28:20 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I wish Bachmann, Cain, Perry, Newt, Santorum, et al will threaten not to support Romney or vote for him until they see him move further rightward.


38 posted on 04/15/2012 12:36:31 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: Tribune7
....Her yapping at Perry helped take him out.

And she took herself out in the process.

Things happen that we never expect, so I am grateful that Newt remains standing.

39 posted on 04/15/2012 12:43:06 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m pretty sure Bachmann will endorse Romney. I’m also confident, should Newt not succeed at the Convention, that he will endorse Romney as well.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 12:43:36 PM PDT by TonyInOhio (Arm yourselves, and be ye men of valour)
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To: TonyInOhio

Wouldn’t it have been nice if Bachmann had endorsed one of the other candidates WAY BACK WHEN, when it mattered and would have helped the conservatives?


41 posted on 04/15/2012 12:47:49 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

whatever it takes to pay off campaign debt and get re-elected. :-\

She has a lot of foster candidates, I reckun. ;-)


42 posted on 04/15/2012 12:51:59 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I was fairly certain Michelle would endorse Mitt back in November


43 posted on 04/15/2012 12:52:17 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Diogenesis; Al B.; sarah fan UK
The GOP-E recruited Bachmann (through her staff) to run as part of its Stop Sarah Palin campaign. After she did her job, it then tossed her aside like a broken toy. Now she's talking about endorsing Romney. Why am I not surprised?
44 posted on 04/15/2012 12:53:00 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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45 posted on 04/15/2012 12:53:14 PM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

“I am grateful that Newt remains standing.”

Me too......


46 posted on 04/15/2012 12:54:41 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: zipper

Not just a liberal. She’s an abortionoat socialist don’t ya know.


47 posted on 04/15/2012 12:56:36 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Won’t do Romney any good. Can only hurt Bachmann.


48 posted on 04/15/2012 12:56:50 PM PDT by Theophilus (Not merely prolife, but prolific)
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49 posted on 04/15/2012 1:01:46 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: Theophilus

Bachmann is still in Congress. She wants RNC money and muscle to sustain a long political career.


50 posted on 04/15/2012 1:04:33 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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