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Bachmann Generates Buzz in Iowa (good read)
RCP ^ | 1/20/11 | Scott Conroy

Posted on 01/20/2011 10:24:14 PM PST by pissant

DES MOINES, Iowa --As Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann makes the rounds in Iowa on Friday, Republican officials and grassroots activists here are largely united in their belief that she is very serious about considering a presidential run and has already begun conducting the significant statewide outreach that is required to launch an effective campaign.

ABC News broke the story earlier this month that Bachmann was considering a campaign and would deliver the keynote address for a meeting hosted by Iowans for Tax Relief, an influential advocacy group in the nation's first voting state. Bachmann's communications director Doug Sachtleben told RealClearPolitics that the outspoken congresswoman's initial float has been well received.

"It's certainly something that people are encouraging her to do," Sachtleben said of a potential presidential campaign. "Ever since the story came out, it's been very positive feedback."

Bachmann will speak for about a half hour on Friday in front of an expected crowd of about 200 and a substantial national media presence.

Rather than focusing on the specific policy debates of the moment, Bachmann's speech will focus on broad themes about the direction of the country and will include references to one of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's favorite topics: the concept of American exceptionalism.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann2012; gopprimaries2012; michelebachmann; presidentbachmann
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Bachmann will be tough to beat. Please take the time to call or write her with encouragement.
1 posted on 01/20/2011 10:24:16 PM PST by pissant
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MB Ping


2 posted on 01/20/2011 10:24:50 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
Tough to beat? Hey, get a clue. She's about as exciting as a wet blanket, or the Falcon Party. Talk about deer in the headlights.

I mean I like her but she has almost as much of a chance as Hunter did...seriously.

At least she's wise enough to know who could be a genuine worthy candidate by trying to copy her (Palin).

3 posted on 01/20/2011 10:43:18 PM PST by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: pissant

I’ll take Bachmann over Palin any day of the week. Palin needs to stay in Alaska and cheerlead from there.


4 posted on 01/20/2011 10:56:46 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: pissant

So you bag on Palin and are putting forth Bachmann as the alternative. Give me a break. Neither one of them can win, but of the two Bachmann has the least going for her.


5 posted on 01/20/2011 10:56:48 PM PST by Wallop the Cat
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To: lewislynn

Maybe she could start aping McCain’s amnesty plan, start believing in global warming and carbon caps, and cheerlead for TARP like Precious. Then she’d be REAL exciting.


6 posted on 01/20/2011 10:57:07 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Wallop the Cat

At least Bachmann is a conservative.


7 posted on 01/20/2011 10:58:23 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

She has no intentions on running. So I wouldn’t waste time getting too excited about it.


8 posted on 01/20/2011 11:12:02 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: pissant

I almost have a better chance of being the GOP nominee than a congressperson. Governors, senators and generals are who we elect to that office.


9 posted on 01/20/2011 11:13:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

It’s far more likely she runs than Palin.


10 posted on 01/20/2011 11:27:44 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: BigSkyFreeper

It’s far more likely she runs than Palin.


11 posted on 01/20/2011 11:46:24 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Yes, it’s far more likely MB gets the nomination.

Palin has a problem with so many people hating her - have you seen the email with pics of her in a red, white and blue bikini & rifle and her kids with huge bottles of booze?

MB doesn’t have that problem; no one calls her a nutcase conservative.

MB is the Tea Party favorite over Palin (at least with white male voters).


12 posted on 01/21/2011 12:27:35 AM PST by japaneseghost
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To: japaneseghost
MB is the Tea Party favorite over Palin (at least with white male voters).

LOL

13 posted on 01/21/2011 12:30:00 AM PST by Chunga (Go, Sarah, GO!! - Jim Robinson)
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To: pissant

She’d be a nice veep for Sarah Palin.


14 posted on 01/21/2011 12:43:57 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: japaneseghost

Bachmann hasn’t really stuck her neck out nationally like Sarah Palin did. Let Bachmann show herself as serious and just watch the, er, lefty “vitriol” flow.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 12:45:09 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

if either Palin or Bachmann win the nomination, they should choose a military guy as VP.


16 posted on 01/21/2011 12:50:25 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: japaneseghost

Have you ever heard of Photoshop? Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.


17 posted on 01/21/2011 1:05:11 AM PST by E.Allen
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To: pissant

I like Bachmann. And when I’ve seen her put up with half the crap that Palin has, for half the period of time, and still generate half the enthusialm, then I’ll take her half as seriously.


18 posted on 01/21/2011 1:08:49 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

When Palin becomes 1/2 as conservative as Michele, I’ll take her 1/2 seriously.


19 posted on 01/21/2011 1:12:00 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

And when I see Bachmann actually do some heavy lifting, then I’ll her half as seriously.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 1:19:35 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

LOL. What a joke.


21 posted on 01/21/2011 1:26:10 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
Speaking of jokes, maybe we could get a REAL conservative in there, like Duncan Hunter. After all, being a “real conservative” is all that really matters. Look at how he kicked ass last time.
22 posted on 01/21/2011 1:28:57 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Well, lotsa folks just like you thought it unimportant that a REAL conservative be nominated. I heard from Rudy/Mitt/Fred/Huck/McCain fans that only they had any chance to beat Obama/Hillary. I and other conservatives said no, I RINO will surely lose. I’m trying to remember how that turned out.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 1:40:17 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
Well, if Bachmann doesn't get the Republican nomination, maybe she can run with the Falcon party. Hell, that should get her at least 60 or 70 votes.
24 posted on 01/21/2011 1:42:47 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

Well, if another RINO gets nominated, you can bet your bottom dollar a 3rd party challenge will be coming.


25 posted on 01/21/2011 1:45:48 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
So, if a RINO (like Palin) get the nomination, I guess maybe we can expect Bachmann and Hunter to team up under the Falcon banner. I can certainly see that having a major impact on the election.
26 posted on 01/21/2011 1:51:19 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: pissant
My wife and I both like Palin and Bachmann's Conservative, core values, and we I enjoy listening to Bachmann's interviews, etc.; the same cannot be said for Palin.

When Palin comes on tv, we hit the ...


27 posted on 01/21/2011 1:54:26 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: NurdlyPeon

An amnesty queen won’t win again, so I’m not to worried about it.


28 posted on 01/21/2011 1:56:35 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Cobra64

I usually hit the off button.


29 posted on 01/21/2011 1:57:52 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

The MSM is not worried about Palin getting the nomination either. That’s why they spend 24/7/365 attacking her. Hmmm, that kind of reminds me of someone here on FR.


30 posted on 01/21/2011 2:03:38 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: NurdlyPeon

She can run til your hearts content. But like with old Fred, who everyone pretended was some rock ribbed conservative last time, I have to correct the record. Truth matters to some of us, anyhow.


31 posted on 01/21/2011 2:09:24 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant
As long as we're setting the record straight, your last rock ribbed conservative pick, Duncan Hunter, didn't even finish with an asterisk. Truth matters to all of us, anyhow.
32 posted on 01/21/2011 2:18:29 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: pissant
I usually hit the off button.

Since we want to know her message, we turn on the sub-titles.

33 posted on 01/21/2011 2:22:55 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: NurdlyPeon

Yep. Hunter was largely ignored. And the RINO went on to glorious victory and easily beat the marxist by drawing such sharp contrasts. Oh wait...


34 posted on 01/21/2011 2:32:50 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: Cobra64

Since it’s usually Vannity/BOR or Bwawbwah/Oprah sitting across the table for the interview, there’s extra incentive for the off button


35 posted on 01/21/2011 2:35:18 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant


Bachmann Generates Buzz in Iowa (good read)

The only thing I don’t like about Bachmann.
She’s married. LOL, as if I’d have a chance!!!

(OK, enough of my male chauvanist commentary; it was a compliment
on a very competent lawyer and politician)


36 posted on 01/21/2011 2:35:30 AM PST by VOA
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To: pissant
And from this we can conclude that since Palin is such a RINO, she won't draw any contrast between herself and Obama, and is therefor doomed to failure. Makes sense to me.
37 posted on 01/21/2011 2:43:24 AM PST by NurdlyPeon (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope for survival.)
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To: VOA

No worries. She’s a babe.


38 posted on 01/21/2011 2:44:01 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: pissant

Vannity isn’t so bad, but BOR is incredibly clueless. The most intelligent words out of his mouth is when he admits he’s “not that bright.”


39 posted on 01/21/2011 2:44:01 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: pissant

Like your 1% boy Hunter, Bachman has zero chance.

pissy, you sure can pick ‘em! LOL

Seriously, Michelle appears to be angling for a cabinet/advisor position in the Palin administration.


40 posted on 01/21/2011 2:50:27 AM PST by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep

Could be. Good thing McCain had a good chance. The GOP is sure smart, aren’t they?


41 posted on 01/21/2011 2:56:19 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: newfreep

I see Palin becoming an Oil Czar in a future GOP administration.


42 posted on 01/21/2011 3:36:39 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: pissant

You better let her know she’s running because she’s said she’s not.


43 posted on 01/21/2011 3:38:31 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper (In 2012: The Rookie and The Wookie get booted from the White House.)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

She said she’s “not” 6 months ago. In the last 3 weeks, no one has made more noise or hinted more strongly about running than Michele, except Cain.


44 posted on 01/21/2011 3:40:23 AM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: japaneseghost

That was a photoshoped picture of Palin by dem supporters please don’t spread disinformation.


45 posted on 01/21/2011 6:26:30 AM PST by erod (Unlike the President I am a true Chicagoan.)
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To: pissant

Well no, I don’t think she would be tough to beat. I think she should take a stab at knocking off Klobuchar in 2012 rather than in a foolhardy run for the White House.


46 posted on 01/21/2011 6:38:37 AM PST by K-Stater
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Bachmann will be tough to beat.

In your dreams pissant. Although I like her she's not a contender. Not even close. Best thing she can do is not burn any bridges and shoot for a VP slot.

47 posted on 01/21/2011 6:49:24 AM PST by McGruff (If you are taking alot of flak you must be on target.)
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To: lewislynn

LOL just say you like Palin you sound like Chris Matthews with your name calling.


48 posted on 01/21/2011 6:53:14 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: pissant

Primary infighting already.

Well the MSM as I type this is celebrating Obama’s approval numbers from his speech in Az. STILL.

They are saying if Obama shows his moderacy in action he will win again in 2012.

I think independent voters see right through Obama and he is politically done.

Independent voters like Bachmann. Why are people pulling for Palin and dissing all others when she is not even close to saying she is running?


49 posted on 01/21/2011 7:06:46 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Bachmann and many others have stayed low profile and not jumped out the gate too early.

Palin was UNFAIRLY Alinskized.

But who ever told ya life was fair lied to ya. I think Palin should file a libel lawsuit on the media I think she is outstanding all around, personally and politically.

Primary infighting in normal everyone for Palin and PALIN ONLY should wisely cool their jets down and take a deep breathe.


50 posted on 01/21/2011 7:48:53 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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