Skip to comments.Why Canít I Connect With Michele Bachmann? (Vanity)
Posted on 06/16/2011 5:26:37 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Michele Bachmann should have me ringing doorbells and doing conservative flips to get her elected but she isnt and I dont know why.
She looks great on paper. She expresses conservatism clearly. She understands the dire situation were in and the remedies. Shes energetic and pleasant. She goes after the agent of our destruction. She can debate. She is attractive. She has a compelling life story.
So whats wrong?
When Michele Bachmann is on TV or radio, or I read her words in print, she has my attention and I agree with her but as soon as shes off the air or I move to another story, shes lost to my mind.
I cant be the only one who has this Michele Bachmann condition. This bothers me because TURNOUT will be what decides this election. TURNOUT will bring us a bullet proof Senate. TURNOUT will keep Democrat voter fraud from giving Obama 4 more years. TURNOUT will bring more states under GOP control. We need a standard bearer candidate that Americans will rally behind in earnest -- TURN OUT!
The roster of GOP candidates is varied and I will vote for the one who wins the primary. I dont think Romney has it. I know Newt wont make the grade, again cant. Huntsman phewt. Ron Paul keeps our feet to the fire but wont beat Obama. Santorum he had me once but now he just seems to be saying his lines. Pawlenty I keep working on remembering that hes in the race. Cain another conservative voice of sanity but wont beat Obama.
Two candidates not yet on the list Sarah Palin and Rick Perry they make me want to campaign for their election! They fire me up! I see them as carrying the flag and rallying the great silent majority of voters. They have it in spades. I want to win back the White House! Obama must go!
So what is it? Ive tried to figure this out logically but I keep hitting an emotional wall.
Does Michele Bachmanns energy belong in the legislature and not the executive? (Something I see as Newts problem (among others) he played a big part in orchestrating the 1994 takeover, then let it wilt away hes not executive material, but rather a good back-bench workhorse).
Id like your thoughts.
She’s not Sarah.
Wait til the lefty media machine really gets cranked up and you will become hooked.
With her attack on Gov. Palin, and keeping on Rollins
her contendership plummeted.
Michelle Bachmann is the girl who has made it clear she wants to go to the prom with YOU, but your heart is holding out, waiting to see if you will be able to convince that OTHER GIRL to go.
I’m not enthused over her voting record, not that it’s horrible in comparison to some of the other candidates.
I think your problem is not Michelle Bachman. You’re like the person who’s out on a date with someone, then see’s another more attractive person in the restaurant that you’d much rather be with. You have wandering eyes. Those eyes are wandering towards Sarah or Rick Perry. Except that neither of those two are available.
Good Post. Im seeing a struggle within FR about Bachmann and Palin esp. Im like you, I dont feel the passion for Bachmann as I do Palin. I cant quite put my finger on it quite yet. Maybe Ive been so invested in Palin and Michelle coming in and “dissing” her has really pissed me off. Im looking forward to reading other opinions on this....
“Bachmann was an incredible contender .... until
Rollins for Romney finished her off.”
My thoughts as well. Now she can go pee up a rope as far as I’m concerned.
The old “You like her BUT....”
You are obviously a troll who only came here to...
OOOOps, this isn’t about Palin, sorry. We only do that to long time posters who dare to question Palin.-LOL
Glad to see Im not alone. I have the exact same feelings about Bachman. Just can’t get excited about her for President. I’m more excited about Palin but (AHHHAAA-there it is-—a BUT!!! Im obviously a troll!) I honestly don’t think she has what it takes to win the presidency.
Bachmann says the right things. She has the right positions. But she does not convince me that she can deliver on them. With no executive experience, no major legislative accomplishments, no real signs of leading anything... it's hard to see why I should consider her capable of the Presidency.
She also comes across -- to me -- as a rank opportunist. A back-bencher who is trying to translate her popularity with TEA party folks into somehow being their leader. I think other candidates (or potential candidates) such as Cain and Palin take a better approach in appealing to the TEA party but not presuming to speak for it. Now, granted, this is entirely subjective -- I'm quite sure that others do not believe the same, and they're entitled to their opinions. But so am I.
She doesn’t seem like a leader to me; she’s a follower and that turns me off.
We need someone who can truly lead now more than ever.
Gravitas? I love to hate that word but she just doesn’t seem to have the “weight” that some others do.
Bachmann is running for the VP slot. Has nothing to do with core conservative convictions.
She will treat Romney with kid gloves in the hope that he picks her as his running mate if he (God forbid) gets the GOP nomination.
That’s why I don’t trust her. Your experience may vary.
Not likely. If a candidate cannot even stir their own "side" the problem is theirs.
Here we go again. Another thread where the Palin or Nothing crowd endlessly trash Bachmann while Palin has not even decided to run for POTUS. Yawn.
I know a whole lot more about Sarah Palin by thanks of the MSM trying to destroy her for the last couple of years, that alone gives her a better resume.
And its just like that, I see a resume from Michell and Sarah, and Sarah has a lot more dedication, perseverance, and commitment to duties.
And I hire people on an almost daily basis, some decisions come from what a person has fought and won. And or has survived, which is why I would hire a veteran first.
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