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Bachmann: GOP nominee must be true conservative
Associated Press ^ | Sept. 26, 2011 | RYAN J. FOLEY

Posted on 09/26/2011 1:01:13 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is dismissing concerns about the strength of her campaign, saying she's the Republican with the best conservative credentials and "the complete skill set" to become president.

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1 posted on 09/26/2011 1:01:20 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sure honey, keep telling yourself that.


2 posted on 09/26/2011 1:03:40 PM PDT by palinsupporter1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She is 100 percent correct.

My order of candidates.

Palin
Cain
Santorum
Bachmann

And that is it. If one of those four patriotic conservative Americans are not our candidate then I am writing in Palin. I will repeat myself. If the American people don’t want a true conservative from one of those four patriotic conservative Americans than I want nothing to do with the party and will write in Palin. I am sick and tired of these RINOs that they true to force on us. I considered holding my nose again for Perry but his arrogance and sassy mouth calling me heartless because I refuse to give aliens free bennies is fine. He can think that way about me but I will not vote for him.


3 posted on 09/26/2011 1:05:49 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: palinsupporter1
seriously, bachmann, santorum, huntsman, and the gay guy on the left (whoever that was) from the last debate need to give it up, and let those that actually have a chance duke it out.
4 posted on 09/26/2011 1:05:59 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: palinsupporter1

She is 100 percent correct. Are you one of those RINO supporters? Why are you on this site if you don’t agree with her statement......very strange situation you are in. You don’t agree that we need a true conservative but yet you are here.....hummmmmmmmm.


5 posted on 09/26/2011 1:07:35 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachmann cannot answer a simple question. She lost me when she was asked what percentage of income someone should be allowed to keep and she said 100%.


6 posted on 09/26/2011 1:08:51 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachmann is, of course, correct. Whomever the nominee is, we need a true conservative now more than ever.

Nominating Romney or, less plausibly, Huntsman would be a disaster not only for the party but more importantly for the nation.


7 posted on 09/26/2011 1:09:13 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Barack suffers from ADD -- "Additional Deficit Disorder".)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Then why is she running interference for The Mittster?


8 posted on 09/26/2011 1:09:19 PM PDT by OKSooner ("Get a brain, morans!!")
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To: napscoordinator
I originally was for Bachmann but she looked completely foolish in the last two debates. The one on fox she had a deer in headlights look the whole time and made no sense.

I am with Cain now until Sarah jumps in.

9 posted on 09/26/2011 1:09:38 PM PDT by Dengar01 ("Liberalism is a Mental Disorder" - Dr. Michael Savage)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachmann is not going to get out of the race until her book comes out in Nov


10 posted on 09/26/2011 1:09:47 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sarah Palin or Herman Cain best fit the bill.


11 posted on 09/26/2011 1:10:48 PM PDT by Graybeard58
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I agree with her.

She, Cain and Santorum are it.


12 posted on 09/26/2011 1:11:25 PM PDT by kidd (Perry is a "conserbatib" - voting "conservative" while holding your nose)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cain/Bachmann 2012!


13 posted on 09/26/2011 1:11:34 PM PDT by South40 (2012 matchup.... CAIN vs UNABLE?)
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To: Dengar01

I kinda agree with you....she was higher on my list a few weeks ago, but would not have to hold my nose to vote for her if she somehow ends up with it. I would walk in the voting booth proudly and pull the lever for her. She has made some errors in this campaign but one thing she is, is passionate and her voting record is dang good so I still would give her 100 percent support if she were the nominee.


14 posted on 09/26/2011 1:13:01 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: BRL
Bachmann cannot answer a simple question. She lost me when she was asked what percentage of income someone should be allowed to keep and she said 100%.

The correct answer is that the premise of the queston is wrong. "Allowed to keep," as if the money belongs to the government and they are allowing people to keep some.

The correct question is: "How much money should the government be allowed to take for the people that earned it?"

15 posted on 09/26/2011 1:14:10 PM PDT by Brookhaven (Herman Cain CAN Win)
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To: palinsupporter1
Bachmann: GOP nominee must be true conservative

Me: GOP nominee must be much more specific than just bumper sticker slogans.

16 posted on 09/26/2011 1:17:21 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“the complete skill set”

Well that eliminates you.........


17 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:04 PM PDT by Hogblog
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t Bachmann the lady that raised 1000 children and later rented a grandpa, Ed Rollins?


18 posted on 09/26/2011 1:18:14 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Bigtigermike
Bachmann is not going to get out of the race until her book comes out in Nov

Sarah Palin will most likely not run as long as Bachmann is in it. Bachmann needs to step down. Besides, governors and former governors have a much better chance to win the Presidency than reps in congress.

19 posted on 09/26/2011 1:22:20 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: BRL
Bachmann cannot answer a simple question. She lost me when she was asked what percentage of income someone should be allowed to keep and she said 100%.

Any other answer would have given critics a number to beat her with.

Perry was the one who couldn't spit out a clear answer to a simple question at the third debate.


20 posted on 09/26/2011 1:23:37 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Now days calling someone a racist is like telling them there's a crumb on their chin)
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To: Brookhaven

Whatever. She can’t answer simple questions. She cannot interact with her environment in these debates. She has a perfectly pure answer for every question and will not give people insight into how she weighs her thoughts when confronted with subject matter that might require shades of gray thinking.


21 posted on 09/26/2011 1:25:17 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Iron Munro
Any other answer would have given critics a number to beat her with.

To say 100% is pure idiocy.

22 posted on 09/26/2011 1:26:37 PM PDT by BRL
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To: Iron Munro

I wished she would use more examples of her experience to be President other than having foster children. I like her and love her views. She’s just not presidential material.


23 posted on 09/26/2011 1:27:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess she’s ending her campaign because she doesn’t have “the complete skill set.”


24 posted on 09/26/2011 1:28:43 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: BRL
She cannot interact with her environment in these debates. She has a perfectly pure answer for every question and will not give people insight into how she weighs her thoughts when confronted with subject matter that might require shades of gray thinking.

I noticed all of this myself.

25 posted on 09/26/2011 1:28:46 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

“I wished she would use more examples of her experience to be President other than having foster children. I like her and love her views. She’s just not presidential material.”

it’s Debra Medina all over again


26 posted on 09/26/2011 1:30:38 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: tsowellfan

Bachmann is irrelevant to any decisions of Palin and won’t hurt Palin now that she has fallen by the wayside in the race. Bachmann numbers and following are so low right now that when Palin enters that just the natural surge of Palin support will finish off what’s left of Bachmann’s hopes for the nomination


27 posted on 09/26/2011 1:32:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Iron Munro

“Any other answer would have given critics a number to beat her with.”

Here’s my answer. We look at the Constitution. What is authorized by the Constitution and how can we get it for the lowest cost? You get to keep everything else.


28 posted on 09/26/2011 1:33:51 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: napscoordinator
I am sick and tired of these RINOs that they try to force on us

You should reconsider the possibility that, if you still call yourself a Republican, that it is YOU who are the RINO.

The history of the Republican Party since 1929 doesn't really support the idea that it is receptive to, or willing to promote, conservatism.

Mitt Romney may very well be an appropriate representative of what the GOP has become.

In your post, you use the terms "Republican" and "conservative" as if they are interchangeable.

In this, you are most likely mistaken.

29 posted on 09/26/2011 1:36:29 PM PDT by Jim Noble (To live peacefully with credit-based consumption and fiat money, men would have to be angels.)
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To: OKSooner
Then why is she running interference for The Mittster?

Amen. Michelle in particular, and also Santorum are doing their best to make sure the phony Northeastern politician is the candidate. In particular, I'd like to see Santorum go after Mitt. He probably won't in hopes of a VP consideration.

30 posted on 09/26/2011 1:37:54 PM PDT by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: BRL

“Whatever. She can’t answer simple questions. She cannot interact with her environment in these debates. She has a perfectly pure answer for every question and will not give people insight into how she weighs her thoughts when confronted with subject matter that might require shades of gray thinking.”

Anyone who thought she would be a smarter, gaffe-free version of Palin should apologize to the country...and Sarah Palin.


31 posted on 09/26/2011 1:37:59 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: ari-freedom

She was my first choice back when the Iowa straw poll was taken.


32 posted on 09/26/2011 1:40:24 PM PDT by BRL
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To: ilgipper

hmm so why was Michele in a fight with Pawlenty during the first debates?
Why does Santorum like to fight Ron Paul so much?


33 posted on 09/26/2011 1:40:52 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

True Conservatives don’t LIE on National TV, Michelle. You did!


34 posted on 09/26/2011 1:43:10 PM PDT by CholeraJoe (Prepare for Armageddon! Buy brass and lead!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I have to go to bat for Michele. Is she a conservative? Yes. Do I agree with 80-90% of what she says? Yes. Do I like the basic text of her speeches. Yes. Does she make an occasional gaffe or gets off topic sometimes. Yes. How would we all do being under the press gun 24/7?

I still say reading the text of Sarah and Michele's speeches tells me they are the most conservative candidates. I want a conservative for President and Vice President. To me it's all pretty simple. . . What candidates give our country the best chance of long term survival?

Think of your grandkids. . and their unborn grandkids. .

I'll close with an open invitation to libs to read the text of Sarah and Michele's speeches. Maybe start with Sarah's Indianola speech. If you honestly disagree with her 5 point plan, then move to Cuba.

35 posted on 09/26/2011 1:44:29 PM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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"She was my first choice back when the Iowa straw poll was taken."

That will be 3 Our Fathers and 2 Hail Marys
36 posted on 09/26/2011 1:44:42 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bachmann repeatedly urged people not to settle on a moderate candidate who is seen as better able to cobble together the diverse coalition of voters needed to beat President Barack Obama. "This message has to be driven home by conservatives: We can't settle. We can't settle. We have to have a candidate who has it all," she said.

Bachmann is 10,000% correct. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity. We DO NOT have to settle.


37 posted on 09/26/2011 1:45:25 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: BRL

Any other answer would have given critics a number to beat her with.

To say 100% is pure idiocy.

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To say anything less launches a slide down a slippery slope, which is what we’re on as we head towards more VOTERS than TAXPAYERS.

My tagline used to be “Repeal to 1789.” That’s because I thought the way you deal with big spenders, is you start the negotiations at 1789, and work up from there.


38 posted on 09/26/2011 1:47:51 PM PDT by ROTB (Christian sin breeds enemies for the USA. If you're a Christian, stop sinning, and spread the Word..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I believe she also said in that speech that you need to have raised at least 22 foster children to be the right candidate. We shouldn’t settle for anything less than that either.


39 posted on 09/26/2011 1:49:00 PM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To say 100% is pure idiocy.

Keeping 100% of your income is the very premise behind the Fair Tax. Perhaps she's been doing some homework on consumption taxation. The question was a loaded one, designed to provide cannon fodder for the media. I thought she evaded that damage skillfully if not eloquently.


40 posted on 09/26/2011 1:49:16 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: BRL
Whatever. She can’t answer simple questions.

VIDEO: Bachman can't answer simple question

41 posted on 09/26/2011 1:50:33 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Now days calling someone a racist is like telling them there's a crumb on their chin)
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To: napscoordinator
We at FR have narrowed down "true conservative" to being almost meaningless.

Used to be a true conservative was a proven record of being pro-life. A proven record of being pro- 2nd Amendment, a proven record of cutting taxes, a proven record of being pro-military.

Let me say this also, Bachman jumped on the scene too recently to act like she is the decider of "conservative". She jumped on the TEA Party bandwagon and acted like she was driving. The TEA Party originally stood for Taxed Enough Already and was going after spending and over taxation. She started a Caucus which is bogus because the Tea Party is a free flowing idea that no one gets to claim let alone form a caucus and act like some leader. The woman is at 4%! If she represents the Tea Party then it's a pretty weak organization. She of course doesn't. Romney and Perry take up about 55-60% of the voters right now with Cain, Newt and Paul taking much of the rest. She should give it a rest.

42 posted on 09/26/2011 1:53:03 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: napscoordinator

I would switch Santorum and Bachmann; but I do like your list.


43 posted on 09/26/2011 1:53:05 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: napscoordinator

I'm in the same ball field, just a little different batting order (mainly because Palin is still out in the wings). But really, I'd be happy with any of them.

Cain
Bachmann
Santorum
Palin


44 posted on 09/26/2011 2:02:27 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Same thing Rush said today, when he listed, her, Cain and Rick. All three true conservatives. If Newt did not have all the baggage you could add him. When it comes to beating obummer I have no problem with any of the four.
45 posted on 09/26/2011 2:09:43 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And they have to not be an idiot.


46 posted on 09/26/2011 2:11:08 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Same thing Rush said today, when he listed, her, Cain and Rick. All three true conservatives. If Newt did not have all the baggage you could add him. When it comes to beating obummer I have no problem with any of the four. I would even throw Willard in if push come to shove. But there is no way in hell that I would vote for the Texas amnesty pusher, Perry.


47 posted on 09/26/2011 2:12:03 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: Iron Munro
Yeah,

Perry looks pretty bad there. But I cannot say how bright she is or is not because she doesn't do anything but say 100% perfectly pure ideological answers, whether they are in context of the question or not.

48 posted on 09/26/2011 2:12:24 PM PDT by BRL
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To: CholeraJoe
You said the same thing about perrys lie of meeting with the woman after the fact didn't you.
49 posted on 09/26/2011 2:13:50 PM PDT by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by Perry and his fellow democrats.)
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To: so_real
Keeping 100% of your income is the very premise behind the Fair Tax. Perhaps she's been doing some homework on consumption taxation. The question was a loaded one, designed to provide cannon fodder for the media. I thought she evaded that damage skillfully if not eloquently.

The problem with our government is not how we collect our taxes. It is that we are taxed too much. How much is too much? I don't know. Maybe we could cut federal spending by 1/3 and cut taxes by 10%. However, Michelle Bachmann believes that there should be no taxes collected whatsoever. She said so in the debate, and she is an idiot.

50 posted on 09/26/2011 2:16:08 PM PDT by BRL
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