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Michele Bachmann endorses Mitt Romney:‘The last chance we have to keep America from going...over a
Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 05/03/2012 10:25:33 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

After months of hints, Michele Bachmann finally endorsed her former rival Mitt Romney in his bid for the presidency, calling him "the last chance we have to keep America from going ... over a cliff."

In a statement, the Minnesota congresswoman said she was "honored" to back Romney, describing him as "a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty."

Bachmann will make her first joint appearance with Romney at a campaign event in Portsmouth, Va., at 1:15 pm ET.

A tea party favorite, Bachmann ended her own run for president in January, after she placed a disappointing sixth place in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses. While Romney had lobbied Bachmann for her support for months, she held out, telling reporters in recent weeks that she would endorse on her own timetable, not others'.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann4romney; endorsements; michelebachmann; minnesota; romney; teaparty

1 posted on 05/03/2012 10:25:38 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Al B.; sarah fan UK

And thus, MB’s job is finally finished.


2 posted on 05/03/2012 10:28:39 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What job was she promised in the Romney administration?


3 posted on 05/03/2012 10:31:57 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mitt Romney- "the last chance ..."

Mitt Romney- "the last chance choice ..."

There, fixed it.

4 posted on 05/03/2012 10:32:38 AM PDT by Rockitz (This is NOT rocket science - Follow the money and you'll find the truth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A tea party favorite, Bachmann ended her own run for president in January . . .

Correction: A former tea party favorite, Bachmann ended her own run for president in January . . .

No Romney supporter is going to be a favorite with decent Americans in 2012. If Mitt surprises us all by governing like Candidate Romney instead of like the person he has been all his life, that may change by 2016. I'm just "severely" skeptical that President Etch-A-Sketch will keep his word on anything.

5 posted on 05/03/2012 10:33:11 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

time will tell if my prediction comes true...


6 posted on 05/03/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: Pollster1
Romney has been endorsed by;

Paul Ryan
Marco Rubio
Newt Gingrich
Herman Cain
Michelle Bachmann
Bobby Jindall
Bob McDonnell

All formerly shining conservative stars here on FR. Are they ALL traitors? Are they ALL sell outs? What will you say when Sarah Palin gives her endorsement and agrees to make campaign stops for the ticket...whoever's on it? Will you all hate her too?

7 posted on 05/03/2012 10:39:31 AM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Cue the DNC ads with video of Bachmann slamming Romney in 5, 4, 3...

http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/06/bachmann-slams-romneycare-the-mandate-is-unconstitutional-at-the-state-level-too-video.php


8 posted on 05/03/2012 10:40:25 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
No sale. ABL Anyone but Liberals. And Romney is a liberal.

/johnny

9 posted on 05/03/2012 10:42:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: pgkdan
What will you say when Sarah Palin gives her endorsement and agrees to make campaign stops for the ticket...whoever's on it?

Get back to me when that actually happens.

10 posted on 05/03/2012 10:43:12 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Pollster1
will keep his word on anything.

What word? No meat and potatoes in anything he says.

11 posted on 05/03/2012 10:43:42 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: pgkdan
What will you say when Sarah Palin gives her endorsement and agrees to make campaign stops for the ticket... whoever's on it? Will you all hate her too?

Of course they will. He's an evil Mormon - worse than obama - haven't you heard? You're supposed to withhold support for obama's opponent in THE most important election of our lifetime and let Hussein win.

12 posted on 05/03/2012 10:46:06 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Pollster1
Your point is an excellent one. When a candidate has a well documented history of making statements on all sides of every issue, the best way one can predict what that candidate's positions would be is to look at prior public office positions held. Thus, the best projection of Romney is he would govern much like his time as Massachusetts Governor.

In three words, no thank you.

13 posted on 05/03/2012 10:46:23 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: pgkdan
I dont “hate” any of those people... but I am disappointed in them.

When given a choice between the guillotine and hanging... I say no thank you to both, regardless of who endorses which.

14 posted on 05/03/2012 10:54:47 AM PDT by TexasFreeper2009
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To: pgkdan
What will you say when Sarah Palin gives her endorsement and agrees to make campaign stops for the ticket...whoever's on it? Will you all hate her too?

If Governor Palin endorses Romney, then I will lose my trust for her as well, until such time as President Romney proves that I'm wrong (unlikely as that joyous event may seem). I hope Sarah will instead focus on electing conservatives to Congress so that the legislative branch can restrain whichever big government liberal occupies our White House after January 20, 2013.

15 posted on 05/03/2012 10:55:50 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: pgkdan

When, exactly, did Newt endorse Romney?

I know he he has said he will support the eventual nominee, but we don’t have a nominee yet, and I don’r recall Newt specifically endorsing anyone.


16 posted on 05/03/2012 11:04:45 AM PDT by moonhawk (Rush, Mark, Sean: Conservative talkers. Sarah, Newt: Conservative DOers. Mitt: Conservative faker)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I want to die peacefully like my grandfather did.
Not screaming in terror like his passengers.
17 posted on 05/03/2012 11:07:42 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: pgkdan

Newt Gingrich didn’t endorse him yesterday.

Romney is not yet the nominee.


18 posted on 05/03/2012 11:09:46 AM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Pollster1

If Governor Palin endorses Romney, then I will lose my trust for her as well . . . . . . .
__________________________________________________________

I have some really bad news for you, today Sarah Palin endorsed Governor Romney.

I hope Romney wins and governs well. I’m skeptical BUT I know he will be better than OBAMA. The choice is only Romney or Obama. If the choice were between hanging and the gas chamber you can’t choose neither. The choice is Obama or Romney. If you stay out then you vote for Obama, please don’t vote for Obama.


19 posted on 05/03/2012 11:24:04 AM PDT by JAKraig (Surely my religion is at least as good as yours)
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To: JAKraig

“I have some really bad news for you, today Sarah Palin endorsed Governor Romney.”

It sure would help if you could post the link.


20 posted on 05/03/2012 11:33:42 AM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: onyx
Of course he did!

While formally suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that he believes presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney is conservative enough when compared to “the most radical, leftist president in American history.”

“And my answer is simple: compared to Barack Obama?

You know this is not a choice between Mitt Romney and Ronald Reagan. This is a choice between Mitt Romney and the most radical, leftist president in American history.”

That's an endorsement no matter what semantical acrobatics you wish to engage in.

21 posted on 05/03/2012 12:18:53 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: pgkdan
Are they ALL traitors? Are they ALL sell outs? What will you say when Sarah Palin gives her endorsement and agrees to make campaign stops for the ticket...whoever's on it? Will you all hate her too?

hate?? You are insulting to principled Conservatives. I will not hate them at all. I like most here will just ignore their endorsements. They are politicians doing what politicians do. Their endorsements will only steel my resolve to influence as many Conservatives as I can to write-in someone and vote down the ticket for Conservatives.

Mitt's REAL record is one of someone fervently committed to growing the power of the State.

Only a delusional fool would think the destination would be different with Mitt. The end-game has been set in stone by the GOP-e. Hard core Socialism is the result with either Mitt or Obama; only the timing is the difference.

I have faith once they bring our government to it's bottom that Liberty will once again prevail and big government severely rolled back.

22 posted on 05/03/2012 12:18:57 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: moonhawk; onyx

You both beat me to it. I was about to respond that, as far as I have heard, Newt hasn’t given ANYONE and endorsing anyone.

I think this poster is assuming a bit here.


23 posted on 05/03/2012 12:21:00 PM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: jersey117
Of course they will. He's an evil Mormon - worse than obama - haven't you heard? You're supposed to withhold support for obama's opponent in THE most important election of our lifetime and let Hussein win.

Yeah...I know. Brilliant strategy they have, isn't it? I remember when FR was the bright shining star of the internet. A place where intelligent and reasonable conservatives could gather online to debate politics and the news of the day. unfortunately most of the most intelligent FReepers from those days have either been banned, bullied off or have given up in frustration. Sad.

24 posted on 05/03/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: sand88

how foolish.


25 posted on 05/03/2012 12:24:41 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: pgkdan
Say what you like, I will actively campaign against all liberals in the presidential race. And that includes Romney.

And some of us old guys aren't all that reasonable. I insist on conservitism, not just anyone with (R) behind their name. And I can be very unreasonable about that.

/johnny

26 posted on 05/03/2012 12:32:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: pgkdan
how foolish.

LOL. That's funny because that's how I feel about those who are ABO. I feel sorry for the ABOs who think that the end-game with Mitt will be different.

I am very happy and at peace with my rational decision not to vote for a hard-core GOP Statist. I will not betray my reverence for our Constitution and vote for someone (Mitt in this case) who has repeatedly, through his actions in government, shown contempt for our Founding documents and for the belief in limited government.

27 posted on 05/03/2012 12:40:49 PM PDT by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: pgkdan
Romney has been endorsed by;
Paul Ryan
Marco Rubio
Newt Gingrich
Herman Cain
Michelle Bachmann
Bobby Jindall
Bob McDonnell

All formerly shining conservative stars here on FR. Are they ALL traitors? Are they ALL sell outs?

If they were all covered with water, would you be incredulous that people were saying they were ALL wet? Romney is what Romney has always been - THE fundamental RINO sellout. THEY are endorsing him. How are they then, ALL of them, NOT "traitors"? (oh, and don't forget Ann Coulter).

Of course, there could be a plan. Something going on behind the scenes, a limited hangout transverse socio-political managed slide to the right, across the next four years, that they've chosen Romney to front, for some sort of secret-decoder ring reason that involves yet another stretch of time before that frightening thing called the Constitution can actually be brought back into the hands of The People. In which case, (as long as the justification is actually valid), these people might not be traitors. In fact, if this maneuver ends up saving lives, jobs and freedoms that might be lost if things went too fast, they might be heroes.

You think I'm kidding? Anyone talking about the elephant in the living room? You know - Hillary? What if Obama doesn't run again - what if we get Hillary? What if this is a deal to avoid that? It's like saying, okay, you don't go over the cliff on fire - you just stay on fire awhile longer. So, maybe that's what's going on.

On the other hand, maybe Hillary is making her move now, and she calculated that Romney is the best one she's guaranteed to beat, because he divides the conservatives. And maybe she's sent out warnings for everyone to get out of her way.

In which case your list of people aren't traitors - they're cowards.

28 posted on 05/03/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachmann made the only sane decision considering the alternative is Obama, the Chicago thug who in his first election against a black female opponent used every dirty trick in the book.

Obama: Community Organizer from Chicago, Apologizer in chief to foreigners, Spread the wealth Big government promoter, Solyndra, Arizona immigration, Fast & Furious, against Keystone pipeline & domestic energy production, anti-Israel, pro-Muslim, America divider, in the pocket of unions and trial lawyers, against American exceptional-ism, Free abortion on demand, Free contraceptives, Nominated 100% pro-abortion Sotomayor & Kagan and every other Judge, Dog meat eater, Admitted crack smoker.


29 posted on 05/03/2012 12:58:01 PM PDT by entropy12 (Anybody but Obama in 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"to keep America from going ... over a cliff."


30 posted on 05/03/2012 2:17:23 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: JAKraig
I have some really bad news for you, today Sarah Palin endorsed Governor Romney.

I'd like to hear or read her words on that. As for Romney, my vote doesn't matter in any case. I live in a state that Obama is guaranteed to carry with such a large margin that he won't even need his dead voters or SEIU fraud.

31 posted on 05/03/2012 7:43:05 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: pgkdan
All formerly shining conservative stars here on FR. Are they ALL traitors?

No, but every last one of them is a career politician--the second oldest profession.
32 posted on 05/03/2012 7:47:36 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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To: pgkdan
how foolish.

No, foolish is a supposedly conservative party nominating a liberal to run against an unpopular hard leftist and expecting him to win.

That's foolish.
33 posted on 05/03/2012 7:53:22 PM PDT by Antoninus (Sorry, gone rogue.)
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