Skip to comments.Bachmann endorsement expected in Romney's Portsmouth visit
Posted on 05/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely get more than face time with Virginia voters when he visits Portsmouth today.
He's also expected to nab a key endorsement.
Several Republican sources this week said Romney's campaign is developing plans to have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at the 1:15 p.m. event at Crofton Industries to announce her support for Romney.
A darling of evangelicals and tea partyers, Bachmann briefly soared as a Republican presidential contender before withdrawing in January after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.
An endorsement from her could lend some social conservative credentials to Romney as he tries to better connect with that part of the Republican base and overcome criticism that he's a moderate.
If it comes, it would follow the backing of another Minnesotan and onetime presidential contender: Last year, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty declared his support for Romney after dropping out of the race.
And, if history is a guide, more former Romney rivals are likely to provide public offerings of support as the GOP seeks to unify its factions and energize voters for the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.
Word of Bachmann's potential appearance came from several ranking Virginia Republican officials with knowledge of the evolving plans who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
One source said Tuesday that Bachmann's presence at Romney's Portsmouth visit, which is open to the public, was all but assured after the event was announced.
Another told The Virginian-Pilot on Wednesday that there's a 90 percent chance she'll be there.
Also scheduled to be on hand is Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has already endorsed the former Massachusetts governor and has been mentioned as a possible running mate for him.
McDonnell's office declined comment Wednesday when asked about Bachmann, as did Romney's campaign. Bachmann's staff replied to an initial email inquiry but didn't offer further response to a question about whether she'll endorse Romney.
Romney swooped into Northern Virginia on Wednesday to discuss the economy at a morning event and attend an evening fundraiser.
Speaking at the offices of a Chantilly company specializing in trade show exhibit services, Romney spoke about the virtues of small businesses and said Obama's policies have hurt them, according to The Associated Press.
After his Portsmouth visit today, Romney is scheduled to return to the state next week to deliver a commencement address at Liberty University.
Bachmann, meanwhile, is booked as the keynote speaker for Regent University's commencement Saturday morning in Virginia Beach.
That day, Obama will headline a campaign kick-off rally at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
The Romney and Obama visits this week portend much campaign activity ahead in Virginia as both candidates pursue the 13 electoral votes in this critical battleground state.
If/when Romney is elected, he’ll have both feet held to the fire and will be given no quarter. He’ll be under seige by us. He’ll be very uncomfortable if/when he strays.
I still blame George Bush for allowing 0bama to get as far as the nomination. Bush had the intelligence on the evil bastard and did nothing. Bush could have exposed him.Bush allowed an avowed enemy of the United States to infest our White House.
But Bush is part of the Oligarchy now running this country and wanted to be allowed to live for another 25 years or so.
Romney would/will slow down the train wreck. 0bama is putting both feet on the accelerator.
We’re screwed, folks.
At least our side will be better prepared for when TSHTF.
Bush broke his oath.
That’s right. Start at the lowest local level and go up from there.
I don’t think I’ll be clicking on that. Thanks.
Naive, at best. Romney's ascension is creating a whole new crop of Romney Republicans, right now. And a very big crop it is. Well-funded, and just as deceptive and unprincipled as he is.
In the highly unlikely event Romney does win, the Congress will almost certainly be more liberal than ever. They won't be holding his feet to the fire. They will be doing his bidding.
Obama has to go!
Well fight tomorrow.
Voting for Liberal Romney is like taking a d*ck in the @ss.
Not me brother!
“I could never look at myself in the mirror if I didnt do everything possible, which includes voting for Romney, to defeat the evil America hating man called Barack Hussein Obama.”
I agree - his evil is unspeakable and helping him to finish our destruction is unthinkable.
It makes me heartsick that we’re stuck with Mittens as the one to go up against The Wan for so many reasons, the primary one being that I don’t think he can win. If he wimps out as McLame did, and BHO is re-elected, there may well be a revolution.
Milt=George H.W. Bush without the military heroism, diplomatic and CIA experience.
I love my country more than I dislike Mitt.
I remember Pat Paulsen running for pres. Funny stuff. My favorite quote:
“But the fact that I am also a liar doesn’t make me a candidate.”
Hopefully conservatives will vote for Virgil Goode. We can’t vote for a liberal Republican. It is just not the right thing to do.
So “how it goes” is symptom of a broken electorate system. Romney endorsements on par with Obama’s in 2008. The system allows no dissenting voice. And makes sure those who were actively attacking said candidate then endorse him even when a few of them did not agree with the said candidate. The public is not dumb and those who support the endorser because he attacked the said candidate will not quickly turn around and just forget all the crap the said candidate did. It is a two way street. We are not Puppets. The system is rigged.
No thanks, naps.
I want to defeat Obama, not myself.
I love my country more than I dislike Mitt.
Exactly. And some on FR seem to equate Mitt and 0bama. It is sickening.
We are now living in a totally corrupt Oligarchy dominated by Marxist ideology.
The American “Nomenclatura” is now in place.
We’ve lost our Republic.
When/if 0bama is re-elected, we’re going to see some unpleasant things. Many people are not going to sit idly by as their beloved country is destroyed before their eyes.
If he wimps out as McLame did, and BHO is re-elected, there may well be a revolution.
Many of us will not sit idly by as our beloved country is destroyed before our eyes. 0bama will go all out to destroy us.
Well, if you think we’ve already lost our Republic your capitulation to a socialist with an R by his name makes even less sense.
"Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed, if you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not so costly, you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance for survival. There may be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no chance of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves."
-- Winston Churchill
Well, if you think weve already lost our Republic your capitulation to a socialist with an R by his name makes even less sense.
We’re in an Oligarchy. We’re no longer living in a Republic.