Skip to comments.Bachmann to Trump: You’re fired
Posted on 12/09/2011 7:32:01 AM PST by SeekAndFind
CBN’s David Brody gets the scoop on Michele Bachmann’s response to the invitation to the Donald Trump forum on December 27th in Iowa. Apparently, she has something better to do one week before the caucuses than ring-kissing:
Michele Bachmanns campaign tells The Brody File that she will NOT attend the Newsmax debate moderated by Donald Trump on December 27th. Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have also declined. That leaves Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as the only ones who have said they will attend. A Lincoln/Douglas debate anyone?
In order to have a Lincoln/Douglas style debate, Trump would have to keep his mouth shut. Odds on that? You’re better off betting that Buddy Roemer wins Iowa in four weeks.
Brody thinks that Bachmann might be working on an upset:
The Brody File has said that Bachmanns organizational strength among pastors and homeschoolers gives her the real shot at doing very well in Iowa.
And let’s face it — if that’s the demographic she’s aiming to get into her corner, Bachmann won’t convince them by cavorting with Donald Trump, of all people. With Romney not terribly popular among social conservatives and Gingrich carrying a hefty amount of personal baggage in this area, Bachmann could well make some inroads in her native state by hewing to social-conservative positions and venues. Rick Perry has already reached the same conclusion, making overt arguments along faith-based themes in Iowa. Again, Trump isn’t exactly a model for that argument.
So the question now becomes this: will Gingrich and Santorum stick to their commitment to Trump, or will they suddenly find something else to do on the 27th? I’m betting that they find some way to distance themselves from this event, and that it gets quietly forgotten.
Funny it looked like she quit, to me.
Trump is a ‘rat. Maybe not the typical commie kind frequently seen these daze, but a ‘rat none the less.
Newsmax was the sponsor,Trump was merely the M.C. for the debate... I think its a huge mistake to not go forward with it...but thats one of the things about the primary season we get to see decisions made...both good and bad and the consequences thereof...
If the “debate” goes forward and Trump endorses one of the attendees, its going to raise some real questions about whether the candidate was in on the scam.
I would rather see Donald Trump moderating/hosting a debate than the slack jawed left-liberal Soros-sockpuppets on the alphabet networks, drooling in their worship of Comrade 0bama and casting the Kenyan’s potential opponents in the worst possible light possible.
And I’m getting damn sick and tired of hearing this ‘kissing the ring’ crap, nobody is kissing anybody’s ‘ring’ by participating in a debate moderated by Trump, that ‘kissing the ring’ mee-mee is nothing but an attempt to denigrate the discussion and exchange of ideas AND the unavoidable criticism of the Failure-In-Chief.
Good on ya, Michele.
The Left has its own string-pulling billionaire... let’s not have one running a puppet show on this side of the aisle.
She is wishy washy...just recently she suggested he may be her choice for VP!!!
However, they are "kissing the ring" by making repeated pilgrimages to Trump's throne. Trump wants to turn this into a sordid remake of "The Apprentice." Not everyone wants in on his latest ego trip.
Seems pretty clear now that Bachmann is taking her instructions from Romney. What a shame.
The only two willing to stand up to the MSM - who immediately attacked the evil the rich guy for being too rich, and having the nerve to flaunt it.
Bachmann is a coward. She let the liberal media scare her away.
This is why Newt is in the lead. He's the only one willing to take on both the democrats and their propaganda wing at the same time, something that's needed today more than any other time in American history.
In my opinion, people are willing to over look Newts baggage, and even some of his past policies, just to have one Republican who's strong enough to fight back for a change.
well stated! Trump loves this country and he has a lot of followers. May carry some weight in NY with a possible endorsement. It was just recently that Bachmann suggested “the DON” may be her vp.
Of course if I were Bachmann or Romney..the less I had to debate Gingrich the better off I would feel:) and no telling what Trump might ask...LOL
I'm no fan of Trump. That said, all five of these candidates have attended debates attended by establishment media moderators who are worse than Trump.
Good for Santorum and Newt. Sad to see Michele go along with the other establishment candidates.
Considering how much free publicity this is generating, it would be stupid not to participate. It would also be a perfect opportunity to make Trump look foolish if he asked some misleading questions. Why this fear of Trump? It only serves to give him more credibility if you don’t participate.
You'd really have to be an idiot to agree to participate in a debate that will be moderated by a potential third party opponent!
Don’t blame her a bit. the way this is going it may be Gingrich and Newt, which should be interesting in a sick kind of way.
Wonder whose mouth would run the fastest?
That's right. She's running from the media. We don't need anymore Republicans who hide under their desks when a liberal reporter walks into the room.
Big Bob, I agree with you 100%. Michelle reminds me of the character Renfield in Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”. She knows she’s done for, but she stays around for two reasons - garner her 5% in every caucus/primary in an effort to garner Mitt the plurality victory and to attack as Mitt directs so he can “stay above the fray” and “appear presidential.”
Unless and until she goes after Romney with the same ferocity as she has gone after Perry, Cain and Gingrich she will be left with this growing percetion that she is Romney’s “Renfield”.
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