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Why Canít I Connect With Michele Bachmann? (Vanity)
June 16, 2011 | 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 isn’t and I don’t know why.

She looks great on paper. She expresses conservatism clearly. She understands the dire situation we’re in and the remedies. She’s energetic and pleasant. She goes after the agent of our destruction. She can debate. She is attractive. She has a compelling life story.

So what’s 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 she’s off the air or I move to another story, she’s lost to my mind.

I can’t 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 don’t think Romney has “it.” I know Newt won’t make the grade, again – can’t. Huntsman – phewt. Ron Paul – keeps our feet to the fire but won’t beat Obama. Santorum – he had me once but now he just seems to be saying his lines. Pawlenty – I keep working on remembering that he’s in the race. Cain – another conservative voice of sanity but won’t 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? I’ve tried to figure this out logically but I keep hitting an emotional wall.

Does Michele Bachmann’s energy belong in the legislature and not the executive? (Something I see as Newt’s problem (among others) – he played a big part in orchestrating the 1994 takeover, then let it wilt away – he’s not executive material, but rather a good back-bench workhorse).

I’d like your thoughts.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bachmann; bachmann2012; election; politics
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1 posted on 06/16/2011 5:26:40 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

She’s not Sarah.


2 posted on 06/16/2011 5:30:02 AM PDT by gramho12
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Maybe, subconsciously, you think it's a job for a man?
3 posted on 06/16/2011 5:30:42 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Wait til the lefty media machine really gets cranked up and you will become hooked.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 5:31:53 AM PDT by relictele (Pax Quaeritur Bello)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Bachmann was an incredible contender .... until
Rollins for Romney finished her off.

With her attack on Gov. Palin, and keeping on Rollins
her contendership plummeted.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 5:32:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


6 posted on 06/16/2011 5:32:24 AM PDT by RightFighter (Now back to my war station.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perhaps the problem lies with you.
7 posted on 06/16/2011 5:32:31 AM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’m not enthused over her voting record, not that it’s horrible in comparison to some of the other candidates.


8 posted on 06/16/2011 5:32:38 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


9 posted on 06/16/2011 5:33:11 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
When you figure it out, let me know.
I feel the exact same way- she says all the right things, but there's just something about her that just keeps me cautious and luke warm about her.
10 posted on 06/16/2011 5:33:37 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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....


11 posted on 06/16/2011 5:34:09 AM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Diogenesis

“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.


12 posted on 06/16/2011 5:35:09 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 5:35:18 AM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm right there with you. I think too many people get lost in the minutia of candidates who look good on paper and fail to look at them as a "total package" candidate.

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.

14 posted on 06/16/2011 5:38:22 AM PDT by kevkrom (Imagine if the media spent 1/10 the effort vetting Obama as they've used against Palin.)
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To: sillsfan

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.

She can’t...

The Mrs


15 posted on 06/16/2011 5:39:03 AM PDT by CT Hillbilly
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gravitas? I love to hate that word but she just doesn’t seem to have the “weight” that some others do.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 5:39:30 AM PDT by AT7Saluki (No cejar, no ceder)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


17 posted on 06/16/2011 5:41:17 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Barack was Mohammed's horse. Obama is a horse's back side.)
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To: verity; Cincinatus' Wife
Perhaps the problem lies with you.

Not likely. If a candidate cannot even stir their own "side" the problem is theirs.

18 posted on 06/16/2011 5:41:26 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: AT7Saluki

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.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 5:41:57 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (F U B O ! ! !)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

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.


20 posted on 06/16/2011 5:42:20 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (2012, NO MORE LIES!)
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