Skip to comments.Bachmann 'Very Seriously Looking Into' Romney Endorsement
Posted on 04/15/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stopped just short of endorsing Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying she was very seriously looking into an endorsement.
I think we're seeing a uniting and a pulling together around our eventual nominee," she said on NBCs Meet the Press. "And I have said that I want my voice to be one of uniting our party, the independents, the mainstream, conservatives, evangelicals, the tea party movement. I want to unite our party.
Bachmann dropped out of the GOP primary race in early January and has yet to endorse any of her former opponents. But with only three candidates left in the race, and Romney the presumptive nominee, Bachmann has little to lose endorsing Romney. And perhaps little to gain as well.
Still, Bachmann offered glowing praise of Romney on Sunday, a man she once derided, along with Newt Gingrich, as an establishment, insider candidate. In debates and elsewhere, she referred to both men collectively as "Newt-Romney."
But on Sunday, Bachmann called Romney "an extremely smart guy," saying that Americans lives will be "far more improved with a proven, smart, successful businessman like Mitt Romney than someone like Barack Obama, who can only blame his predecessor for his current economic poor choices.
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I’ve been telling Republican conservatives that their party was almost completely bereft of of principled leaders for several years.
I try to be patient with those who just can’t see it, I really do.
But if folks can’t see it now, they’re willfully blind.
I want her to look those disabled veterans in the eye and tell them their service and sacrifice is too expensive for the nation to bear, says angry veteran
Update: Veterans for Common Sense executive director Paul Sullivan, said cutting veterans health care spending is an ill-advised move at a time when the number of veterans continues to grow as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan.
It is really astonishing to see this. WASHINGTON (January 28, 2011) Americas oldest and largest major combat veterans organization announced it will do everything within its power to defeat a plan introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to cut $4.5 billion from the Department of Veterans Affairs. No way, no how, will we let this proposal get any traction in Congress, said Richard L. Eubank, the national commander of the 2.1 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries. On her website, the three-term congresswoman lists more than $400 billion in suggestions to cut federal spending. The VA suggestion would cap increases to VA healthcare spending, and reduce disability compensation to account for Social Security Disability Insurance payments in other words, an offset. She says her plan is intended to generate discussion.
You are one clueless dude. Nothing more needs to be said.
You are responsible - you allowed yourself to be deceived by lies. Every attack against NEWT is/was brought on by the lying spirit - the same spirit that is within mitt and barry. Don’t EVER point the finger at another!
FUMB, there is NO party - You already did your damaged - you lying b*^ch, mitt's whore.
Not surprised but when did that happen? He was another one like MB who didn't touch mitt during the debates. He was an easy target because he is/was politically hungry. Those are the types that are useable for Mitt and his agenda.
I asked because earlier he endorsed Newt and I was surprised because of his lack of action during the debates showed he was in Mitt's pocket. I'll never forgive him for what he did to Perry - accused his campaign - of the smear job when Cain first scandal came to light. I couldn't believe it - that's Mitt's mo - but working for Mitt - he had to attack Perry according to script. Everyone was saying it was the media because that when Cain's number was high (too high for Mitt's liking). I laughed at that - they refused to believe he was in Mitt's pocket and the media had nothing to do with it - it was mitt but Perry got the blame.
I guess bachmann is a rino too now.
Just like everyone else who will endorse her that we’ve declared conservatives in the past. If newt endorses romney I see a lot of people’s heads here exploding.
My understanding was that the polling was saying that if Gingrich had left the race his supporters would not necessarily have gone to Santorum, and vice versa. So Gingrich’s strategy was to stay in the race to keep Romney from getting enough delegates to win in the first round of voting and force a brokered convention.
And I think that’s still the only strategy we have left available to us - and that it could be effective in getting Romney out. Especially if the GOPe is forced to obey the law regarding proportionate delegates and is kept from pulling the kind of shenanigans they did in Iowa, Maine, and Missouri.
At this point we can’t afford to be sniping at our allies, because we are engaged in a life-and-death war. Friendly fire is not an option, and surrender is not an option.
I had to look up obsequious, but yes that fits :)
Actually they are the only two. The others sold out BEfORE the debates to help mitt in the debates. If MB used her wrath that she used against Perry on mitt, he'd be out. She NEVER attack Mitt.
Newt has already said he would work and support Myth if he were the nominee.
BUT...he hasn't thrown in the towel yet.
No doubt I am a cynic..but the world of politics isn't particularly principled in the long run.
Which is why I don’t see the point of people arguing for any one politician to the point we start treating each other the way the liberals do. Especially when the people we are getting all torqued up about will go and support the other guy that if us little peons would say we’d support, it’s okay for them to, but average citizens are traitors. And I am saying this not as a Romney guy. I just don’t like hypocrisy on anything. Double and triple hypocrisy being that much worse.
"she was nothing more than an opening act.. and not a strong one".
She's also somewhat of a "flake".
If she does, you’re right, it’s going to get world class interesting real fast. I supported Palin for 4 years and admired her long before that. I’m interested to see if she will endorse him. I think there is a good chance she won’t.
If the Gingrich supporters really wanted to force a brokered convention, they would have gotten behind Santorum.
Simple as that. Their strategy here was to take up as many conservatives as they could and prevent them from consolidating to a candidate that could defeat Romney, and throw critical states to Romney.
And that’s exactly what they accomplished.
Newt has only defeated Romney in 2 states, GA and SC, that’s it. States that he might have a chance on the ballot are AR, TX, KY, WV, and NC. That’s 5 states. Even if he wins all the delegates in all 5 states, that still doesn’t get the combined total of Gingrich/Santorum/Paul to stop Romney.
And it’s a big if that he will top Romney in any of those 5 states, given his showing elsewhere.
Enjoy 4 more years of Obama.
I wondered about that too at the time, but the polling data was saying that if Gingrich had pulled out his supporters would not necessarily have gone to Santorum. If they went to Mitt instead, then Mitt would have gained votes that would otherwise have gone to Newt.
There are people who just don’t like Santorum.
There are people who just don’t like Newt.
Partly because of the cult of personalities. Partly because of bad blood between the supporters of each guy. Partly because of the personal histories/stands of each candidate.
If any of those things weighs more than principle in the minds of voters, we’ll be stuck with Romney. Because of the priorities of the voters.