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  • We'll Miss Michele Bachmann

    01/04/2012 1:49:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 4, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Well, Michele Bachmann pulled the plug and I'm gonna miss her. I am. I'm really going to miss Michele Bachmann. She had a direct way of speaking. In her presser today, in her press conference where she announced she was pulling out, she said this might be the last election to turn around before we go down the road to socialism, and you could hear the journalists in the room practically gasp. They could not believe what they were hearing, the last election that we have to turn around before we go down the road to socialism....
  • Bachmann Drops Out of Race

    01/04/2012 8:46:43 AM PST · by Free Vulcan · 81 replies
    KWQC ^ | 1.4.12 | Staff
    An adviser to Michele Bachmann says the Minnesota congresswoman is ending her bid to win the Republican presidential nomination after coming in last in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann finished sixth out of six candidates in the first of many contests to pick a Republican presidential candidate. She canceled appearances planned for Wednesday in South Carolina and scheduled a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa, instead. The adviser requested anonymity to speak before Bachmann makes the announcement.
  • Michele Bachmann announcement at 11:00 am. Not going to SC -Per Fox

    01/04/2012 5:58:03 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 131 replies · 3+ views
    Fox News | 1/4/2012 | selg
    Doocey announced a few minutes ago
  • Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry compete for the Tim Tebow vote: Scenes from the caucuses

    01/03/2012 11:38:37 AM PST · by trumandogz · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1.3.12 | Rachel Rose Hartman |
    DES MOINES, Iowa--He's mentioned during the presidential candidates' speeches. His image appears in their political ads. Is Tim Tebow the new Ronald Reagan? What does a young NFL quarterback have to do with politics? Nothing, really. But the born-again athlete's star power and popularity have prompted several of the presidential candidates to try to hook themselves to his star. A political action committee supporting Bachmann is the latest to get in on the Tebow comparison, running TV ads in Iowa that liken her to the 24-year-old born-again Christian.
  • Bachmann and Perry Fight for Votes in Southwest Iowa

    12/28/2011 1:33:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 28, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry are competing for many of the same voters. They’re even trudging similar paths. Both launched their final week of campaigning before the Iowa Caucus with events in Council Bluffs. They also spent the day spreading their conservative message throughout southwest Iowa. However, the dual appearances in Council Bluffs provided stark contrasts. Bachmann’s campaign scheduled a visit to the tiny Scooter’s coffee shop. It was primarily an opportunity for Bachmann to receive media coverage from the Omaha TV market. Only a handful of local voters showed up, but media from around the country attended. Bachmann arrived...
  • Phyllis Schlafly Endorses Michele Bachmann

    12/07/2011 5:12:28 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 69 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Dec. 05 2011 | staff
    Phyllis Schlafly, considered a founder of the modern conservative movement, endorsed Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for president on Sunday. “Michele has the courage to be a leader among her peers. She is a real champion in speaking up for values we care about. Michele is a woman of faith and the mother of a beautiful family. She has a 100 percent pro-life record and is a strong supporter of traditional marriage,” Schlafly said in a statement. Schafly first came to national prominence in 1964 when she wrote A Choice, Not an Echo, a book that is credited with helping the...
  • Today, I give thanks...

    11/24/2011 2:22:24 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 8 replies
    FR | Thanksgiving Day 2012 | rabscuttle385
    for McCain losing the last presidential election! If the backstabber McCain had been elected president in 2008, there would be NO Tea Party and little to NO resistance to his treasonous, un-American, left-wing statism in the form of... Carbon taxes (McCain-Lieberman) Campaign finance "reform" (McCain-Feingold) Amnesty for illegal aliens (McCain-Kennedy) Obama is "a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States". Hillary Clinton is an "international star" Wars of aggression (e.g., Kosovo, Libya) Fighting with the families of POWs and MIAs Lindsey Graham Mark Kirk Taking bribes from Big...
  • Bachmann: Gingrich was paid to 'influence' Republicans for Freddie Mac

    11/16/2011 4:46:25 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 2011-11-16
    Webster City, Iowa (CNN) - As Newt Gingrich denies he was paid to lobby Republicans for mortgage giant Freddie Mac, fellow Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday challenged Gingrich's denial. "Whether former Speaker Gingrich made $300,000 or whether he made $2 million, the point is that he took money to also influence senior Republicans to be favorable toward Fannie and Freddie," Bachmann said after a campaign event in Webster City, Iowa.
  • Bachmann's New Hampshire Staff Quits, Blasts National Campaign

    10/24/2011 12:08:08 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 24, 2011 | Maggie Astor
    Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire campaign staff is definitely gone, even though Bachmann said she didn't know about it. The news that all five of Bachmann's paid staffers in New Hampshire had quit broke on Friday, but when Radio Iowa approached Bachmann for comment, she said all was well. "That is a shocking story to me," she said. "I don't know where that came from. We have called staff in New Hampshire to find out where that came from and the staff have said that isn't true, so I don't know if this is just a bad story that's being fed...
  • VIDEO: Former Bachmann Campaign Manager Says She's Done After Iowa (Rollins strikes again)

    09/19/2011 11:49:09 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 92 replies
    Business insider ^ | Monday September 19, 2011
    Ed Rollins, former campaign manager and current "informal adviser" to Rep. Michele Bachmann, told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell moments ago that Bachmann doesn't have the "ability or the resources" to go beyond Iowa. Rollins stopped working for the campaign day-to-day earlier this month in a staff shakeup, and criticized her comments on the HPV vaccine last week. Rollins said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's entrance into the race undercut her campaign, and that she was unprepared for the national stage running as a congresswoman.
  • It’s Time for Michele Bachmann To Go

    09/15/2011 8:02:26 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 107 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Will Cain
    Politics It’s Time for Michele Bachmann To Go Posted on September 14, 2011 at 3:16pm by Will Cain Print »Email » Comments (23)No more. Conservatives should be done with Michele Bachmann. Over the past year Bachmann has snake-charmed many conservatives into thinking that she – and only she – is dedicated to conservative principles. But almost every time she speaks, she shows ignorance and infidelity to concepts such as free market capitalism (promises of two dollar gas), constitutional federalism (proclaiming state mandates unconstitutional), governance (never ever raise the debt ceiling), medicine (Gardasil causes retardation), and leadership (staff turnover). Let me...
  • Giving Up on Bachmann

    09/14/2011 6:05:05 AM PDT · by freespirited · 165 replies
    Powerline ^ | 09/14/11 | Steven Hayward
    Up to now I’ve thought Michele Bachman was the most impressive performer in the GOP field, going toe-to-toe with the “big boys” in the field, out-arguing them on several occasions, and introducing serious constitutional arguments that the rest of the field (even Perry) are too timid to attempt. She’s right to go after Rick Perry on the issue of mandating the use of the Gardisil vaccine, along with the issue of “crony capitalism,” both of which get at the issue of a potential president’s sense of the reach and limits of state power. Perry is a mixed bag on this...
  • Pew Poll: Boys Rule, Girls Not So Much

    08/25/2011 4:39:26 PM PDT · by CA Conservative · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8/25/11 | Danny Yadron
    Not all conservative firebrands are created equal, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday afternoon. The poll shows that 41% of GOP primary voters said there is no chance they would vote for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, should she run for president. And two-thirds of all voters said Ms. Palin wouldn’t get their vote, the highest percentage of any declared or potential presidential candidate. Another tea party favorite, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.), performed slightly better – 31% of the Republican primary voters said they would never vote for Mrs. Bachmann while 56% of all voters said...
  • Michele Bachmann: I'll fight for you and be your 'hombre-ette' in Washington

    08/19/2011 4:12:30 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 33 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 19 August 2011 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann said Thursday that she is the 'hombre-ette' to represent voters in Washington. Mrs Bachmann cast herself as 'one little fighter' when she appeared before supporters in Columbia, South Carolina. 'We need one strong hombre or hombre-ette, and I'm the hombre-ette to go and stand for you in Washington D.C.,' Mrs Bachmann said.
  • Reid: Bachmann doesn't stand a chance of winning GOP nomination

    08/15/2011 2:08:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 61 replies
    Reid: Bachmann doesn't stand a chance of winning GOP nomination By Josiah Ryan - 08/15/11 11:10 AM ET Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has no chance of securing the GOP presidential nomination, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Friday, just one day before she won the Ames Straw Poll. "She doesn't stand a chance to win the Republican nomination," Reid said. Reid's made his comments, which were published on Monday, in a lunchtime meeting with staff members at the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Reid also took a swing at Mitt Romney, implying that the former governor of Massachusetts had shifting...
  • Karl Rove Warns Against 'Extreme' Candidates In GOP Primary

    08/15/2011 1:25:21 PM PDT · by maggief · 108 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 15, 2011 | Jon Terbush
    Even Karl Rove thinks Republicans should be wary of nominating an "extreme" candidate to take on President Obama. In an appearance on Fox News Monday, Rove warned that presidential aspirants who run too far to the right in the GOP primary could end up reducing their electability in the general election. "You don't want these candidates moving so right in the Republican primary that it becomes impossible for them to win the general election, because it will become a self-defeating message in the primary," Rove said.
  • Gregory Scolds Bachmann for Listening to Public Opinion on Debt Ceiling

    08/15/2011 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 57 replies · 1+ views
    News Busters ^ | August 15, 2010 | Noel Sheppard
    It appears David Gregory is a bit confused about how our system of government works. During intense questioning of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Sunday's "Meet the Press," the host scolded his guest for having the nerve to actually care what the American people thought about raising the debt ceiling (video follows with transcript and commentary): DAVID GREGORY, HOST: Let me ask you about the debt ceiling. You were adamantly opposed to raising the debt ceiling. You voted against that. REPRESENTATIVE MICHELE BACHMANN (R-MINNESOTA): Mm-hmm. MR. GREGORY: And there's a lot of people who said that was an incredibly reckless...
  • What Michelle Bachmann's submission theology really means

    08/15/2011 6:46:19 AM PDT · by TSgt · 36 replies
    Salon ^ | Monday, Aug 15, 2011 08:40 ET | By Sarah Posner
    When the Washington Examiner’s Byron York asked Michele Bachmann if she was submissive to her husband at the Fox News GOP debate Thursday night, the crowd gasped and booed. That’s because wifely submission -- also known as complementarian theology -- is central to the faith of many evangelicals. York’s question wasn’t about religion per se, but was an attempt to probe whether, if Bachmann became president, America would be getting Marcus' decisions and not hers. It’s common for Christian politicians questioned about their adherence to submission theology to dodge a scriptural explanation, as Bachmann did. After all, while dominionist-minded evangelicals...
  • Just donated to perry and bought bumper sticker & yard sign (I am in)

    08/14/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 436 replies · 1+ views
    I just committed myself 15 mins ago. My first round donation is done. Was always looking for the winnable conservative candidate with extensive executive experience. Between Romney and Perry, choice is clear. Only other possible entrant is Palin and she interested me as a reform minded GOP Governor who was a VP candidate. While she may enter the race and be more to the right of Perry, I am not looking for the "right most" candidate.
  • 10 things to take away from Ames - What Michele Bachmann's win means

    08/14/2011 3:03:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | August 14, 2011 | Toby Harnden
    The Press Room at Ames. With the media out in such force, there's a danger of an event being overplayed. Photo: Toby HarndenThe results are in..... 1. Michele Bachmann is now in the top tier of candidates, which comprises Mitt Romney, Rick Perry and the Minnesota congresswoman. Let’s not get carried away – in some respects this was the situation a week ago...A lot of the significance attached to Ames is because there were so many journalists here. So a little perspective is needed on the significance of the 16,892 ballots cast. 2. Outside the top three, it is hard...
  • Bachman wins Iowa Straw Poll. Paul second. Pawlenty third. Romney fourth, er, seventh.

    08/13/2011 4:03:48 PM PDT · by DRey · 435 replies
    Bachman bests Paul. Pawlenty third. Romney fourth. Works for me!
  • Rick Perry Official Announcement: He is running for president (LIVE THREAD)

    08/13/2011 10:23:41 AM PDT · by Clairity · 557 replies · 1+ views
    FoxNews ^ | Aug 13, 2011 | Rick Perry
    1 pm EDT -- moments from now -- awaiting Perry speech announcing he is officially running for president
  • Bachmann top choice in fair poll (Iowa poll alert)

    08/04/2011 5:52:06 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Daily Sentinel, Le Mars, Iowa ^ | 2011-08-04 | Joanne Glamm
    A Minnesota congresswoman was the first choice for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination among Plymouth County fairgoers. The Plymouth County GOP conducted an informal poll of visitors to the party's booth at the fair last week, according to county GOP co-chairman Don Kass. Michele Bachmann received 22 percent of the vote from 380 people filling out the postcard-sized fair poll, Kass reported. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the second place choice with 19 percent support. Ron Paul rounded out the top three with 15 percent of fairgoers' votes.
  • Bachmann: Debt Limit Deal Means ‘We Embrace Being Greece’ (A GiftHorse GoP & O's >2T 'gifts')

    08/01/2011 10:16:14 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | 8/1/11 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said today on Laura Ingraham's radio show that the debt-limit deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders is “like saying we embrace being Greece.” Bachmann preferred the bill she co-sponsored with Reps. Steve King (R-Iowa) and Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) that would pay the interest on the debt, cut checks for military personnel and then prioritize federal spending. “My opinion is we’re going to now give the president almost a trillion dollars and then come Christmas time, he’ll get potentially--we’ll find it what the final numbers were--potentially upwards...
  • Bachmann: 'Principles over party'

    07/31/2011 6:32:18 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2011-07-31 | Jamie Novogrod
    SPENCER, IA -- Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann said she puts "principles over party" and is prepared, if elected, to be a one-term president. "So be it," she said today.
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann: The Top Candidate the Others Fear

    07/31/2011 6:30:52 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 4 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2011-07-30 | Martin Gould
    As the Republican race for the White House begins to sort itself out, one thing is becoming clear, Michele Bachmann is the candidate all the others fear. bachmann candidate others fearAmong the 11 declared candidates, polls are beginning to suggest that the Minnesota congresswoman is the one with the best chance of upsetting front-runner Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, and that has put a target on her back for those with longer-shot hopes. Candidate Tim Pawlenty has led the attacks on Bachmann. He likened her lack of executive experience to that of Barack Obama at the 2008 election. His...
  • Bachmann, Cain Win “Smart Girl” Presidential Straw Poll

    07/31/2011 6:25:19 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 3 replies
    KMOX CBS AM 1120 St. Louis, Mo. ^ | 2011-07-31 | Michael Calhoun
    ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Michele Bachmann and Hermain Cain top the presidential wish-list for conservative women at this year’s Smart Girl Summit. Bachmann was first and Cain a close second in a straw poll of attendees. Both are considered hard-line conservatives. “That does signal that they are gaining some traction among social conservatives, who sometimes are encouraged to go with people who they think might be more ‘winners.’ This time they’re going with people who are ‘believers,’” said St. Louis Beacon reporter Jo Mannies. Cain actually spoke at the conference, and called for elimination of the Enviornmental Protection Agency. Both...
  • Bachmann Ahead in Another Presidential Poll (Now ahead of pack of GOP contenders including Romney)

    07/19/2011 2:10:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Dakota Voice ^ | 07/19/2011 | Bob Ellis
    Another poll, this one from Public Policy Polling, finds Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) leading the pack of GOP presidential contenders. Michele Bachmann’s momentum continues to build and she’s taken first place by the smallest of margins on PPP’s newest national Presidential poll. 21% of Republican primary voters say she’s their top choice to 20% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Rick Perry, 11% for Herman Cain, 9% for Ron Paul, 7% for Newt Gingrich, 5% for Tim Pawlenty, and 3% for Jon Huntsman. Bachmann’s rise has been fueled by her appeal to voters on the far right- and their skepticism about...
  • Michele Bachmann Reportedly Suffers From Stress-Induced "Episodes"

    07/19/2011 7:39:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/19/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) suffers from incapacitating, stressed-induced migraines, The Daily Caller reports, questioning her fitness to be President. The report cites multiple sources close to the GOP presidential candidate confirming the condition, and lists multiple hospital stays and trips to urgent care centers for treatment. "She has terrible migraine headaches. And they put her out of commission for a day or more at a time. They come out of nowhere, and they’re unpredictable,” a Bachmann adviser involved in her 2010 congressional campaign told The Daily Caller. A spokeswoman for Bachmann, Alice Stewart, confirmed ”she suffers from migraines and they’re...
  • Bachmann for President Announces Senior Members of Campaign Team

    07/15/2011 2:29:04 AM PDT · by bobk333 · 44 replies
    Michelebachmann.com ^ | July 14, 2011
    Key members of the Bachmann for President campaign include: Ed Rollins – Campaign Manager - Ed is a veteran campaign consultant and advisor who has worked on several high-profile political campaigns. He served as White House Political Director under President Ronald Reagan, National Campaign Director for Reagan-Bush in 1983-1984, Campaign Chairman for Jack Kemp for President in 1988, Campaign Chairman for Ross Perot in 1992, and was the first non-member of Congress to serve as Chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee. In December 2007, he was named the National Campaign Chairman for the Mike Huckabee presidential campaign. .
  • GOP12.com: O'Reilly, Bachmann spar over debt ceiling

    07/12/2011 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 19 replies
    youtube video/BOR SHOW ^ | 7/12/2011 | youtube video/BOR SHOW
    Presidential nominee Bachmann does not fall in to the GOP /media politically correct must do's; as Obama, and sometimes wishy washy Boehner and Geithner say raising the debt ceiling must happen or the world will crumble. Bachmann risks the unpopular trend and sticks to her guns;getting badgered by OReilly for going against Boehner and the GOP. Go Bachmann! WATCH THE VIDEO
  • Presidential Candidate Bachmann On Jobs and Unemployment:(VIDEO)

    07/09/2011 11:58:49 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 11 replies
    VIDEO:WATCH THE INTERVIEW:Presidential Candidate Bachmann On Jobs and Unemployment
  • BRAND NEW: Bachmann's First Ad: "I Will Not Vote To Increase The Debt Ceiling" (VIDEO)

    07/07/2011 4:05:56 AM PDT · by i88schwartz · 21 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | July 7, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    "As a decedent of generations of Iowans, I was born and raised in Waterloo. As a mom of five, a foster parent and a former tax lawyer and now a small business job creator, I know we can’t keep spending money that we don’t have," GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann (Minn.) says in his first advertisement. "That's why I fought against the wasteful bailout, against the stimulus. I will not vote to increase the debt ceiling."
  • Bachmann gaining ground in N.H. poll (where she poses major threat to Romney ascendancy)

    07/06/2011 7:21:42 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-07-06 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON - Representative Michele Bachmann has rapidly gained ground in a new poll of New Hampshire voters, tapping her popularity with Tea Party activists and potentially causing problems for Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor, who has long dominated polls in the Granite State, had his lead cut to single-digits in a new survey done by Public Policy Polling. Although polls taken six months before voters head to the polls can be unreliable, they can also provide a window into a volatile Republican electorate. Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, would get 18 percent of the vote, according to the...
  • Michele Bachmann, serious candidate

    07/06/2011 10:43:28 AM PDT · by SmithL · 29 replies
    SFGate: Token Conservative ^ | 7/6/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    Expect Matthew Continetti's piece in the Weekly Standard to boost the candidacy of Michele Bachmann. Now I have to admit, I have not been a Bachmann fan. But I had to pay attention to Continetti's assertion: Bachmann is a far more serious candidate for the Republican nomination than her reputation would suggest. She's a talented fundraiser who raised $13.5 million for her 2010 reelection campaign. She's a television star who appropriately tailors her message to her audience. Her combativeness will delight conservatives eager to fight Barack Obama. Her movement credentials -- she founded the House Tea Party Caucus -- put...
  • Is Sarah Palin Bachmann's Goldwater?

    06/29/2011 8:32:43 AM PDT · by RockinRight · 112 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 06/21/2011 | Jeffrey Lord
    Is Bachmannia replacing Obamamania? Has Sarah Palin elected Michele Bachmann? Have liberals who spent the better part of the last three years scornfully pouring vitriol on Sarah Palin helped Minnesota Congresswoman Bachmann -- like Palin an attractive conservative working mother of five (don't forget the 23 foster kids) from the American working class -- to a place on the GOP ticket instead? In one of the more delicious ironies in the history of presidential politics? After all this time of insisting Palin was (pick one) "profoundly stupid" (MSNBC's Chris Matthews), "dumb as a brick" (Young Turk's Cenk Uygur, now with...
  • Gallup: Bachmann in Strong Position as She Enters 2012 Race. Highest Positive Intensity Score

    06/29/2011 5:28:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Gallup ^ | 06/28/2011 | Frank Newport
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, who formally announced her presidential candidacy Monday in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa, enters the race with 69% name recognition among Republicans and ties for the highest Positive Intensity Score of any GOP candidate Gallup tracks. Bachmann finds herself in a relatively positive position among Republicans as she begins her formal campaign. Her name recognition is up to 69% for the two-week period of June 13-26, having climbed from 52% in late February/early March. This places her fifth among the most well-known Republicans Gallup measures, behind Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, and...
  • Michele protests: I’m no Palin clone (Claims "former Palin backers" now going for Bachmann)

    06/28/2011 10:53:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | June 29, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    RAYMOND N.H. — New GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann charmed a backyard of Granite State voters yesterday with her trademark straight talk but bristled at comparisons to fellow Tea Party star Sarah Palin, telling the Herald she’s got a style all her own. “We both have unique skill sets. I have great respect and admiration for Gov. Palin, I consider her a friend, but I have a unique skill set that I bring to the table,” said Bachmann, 55, after announcing her presidential campaign to New Hampshire voters yesterday morning. Andy Schwargler, 45, of Orford, N.H., drove more than an...
  • Michele Bachmann is more viable than Sarah Palin (So say the jourbalists)

    06/29/2011 12:37:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Sarah Palin was in Iowa Tuesday. Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy there on Monday. For reporters, that's a coincidence impossible to resist; scads of stories are being produced comparing the two women. Comparisons between Palin and Bachmann are, at one level, apt. Both are women who align most closely with social conservatives. Both are outspoken defenders of their chosen causes whose rhetoric occasionally gets them into hot water. But over the past few months, Bachmann has proven she is different in important ways from Palin - differences that make her the more viable of the two when it comes to...
  • President Babe

    06/29/2011 3:01:00 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | June 29, 2011 | Alan Caruba
    There’s a lot I don’t know about Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota Representative who just announced that she wants to be the next President of the United States of America, but I do know she is great eye candy and, given the present occupier of the office, I would much rather look at her in the Oval Office than him. She is—and I say this with all due respect—a babe. Mitt Romney, with whom she is currently a “front runner” in the nomination sweepstakes, looks classically presidential. He is a handsome fellow with a winning smile. My guess, though, is that...
  • Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign

    06/27/2011 9:05:43 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 241 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 June 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Michele Bachmann, stressing her Iowa roots and appealing directly to Tea Party voters, came out swinging Monday as she formally launched her campaign for president. Buoyed by a strong showing in several recent polls, the Minnesota congresswoman cast her campaign as the voice for "constitutional conservatives" looking for a government that lives within its means while giving the private sector the room to grow. She launched a broadside against President Obama for racking up too much debt while stimulating too little job growth and vowed to make him a "one-term president." "We cannot afford four more years of Barack...
  • Bachmann's Former Chief of Staff: She Isn't Ready

    06/28/2011 1:49:31 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 92 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 06/28/2011
    In today's issue of the Des Moines Register, Ron Carey, former chief of staff to Michele Bachmann, says that she isn't ready for the White House. He also endorsed one of her rivals for the GOP nomination: Having seen the two of them, up close and over a long period of time, it is clear to me that while Tim Pawlenty possesses the judgment, the demeanor, and the readiness to serve as president, Michele Bachmann decidedly does not. The Bachmann campaign and congressional offices I inherited were wildly out of control. Stacks upon stacks of unopened contributions filled the...
  • FACT CHECK: Bachmann bomblets raising eyebrows (The whack left media is off and running!)

    06/28/2011 7:39:35 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 68 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 06/28/11 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    Michele Bachmann's claim that she has "never gotten a penny" from a family farm that's been subsidized by the government is at odds with her financial disclosure statements. They show tens of thousands in personal income from the operation. And, on a less substantive note, she flubbed her hometown history when declaring "John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa," and "that's the kind of spirit that I have, too," in running for president.
  • Bachmann comes out swinging at Obama

    06/28/2011 11:54:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    boston herald ^ | 6/28/11 | Hillary Chabot
    RAYMOND N.H. — With her trademark no-nonsense style, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann promised Granite State voters she’d run the White House with a “titanium spine” today while blasting President Obama for wasting tax dollars and kowtowing to the politically correct. “The American people have had enough. They’ve had it up to here,” a fiery Bachmann told a crowd of roughly 250 gathered in a back yard in Raymond, N.H. “President Obama, you are a one-term president ... We can’t afford four more years of millions of Americans out of work. We can’t afford it. It’s got to go.”
  • How picture perfect Michele Bachmann has stepped up her style game

    06/28/2011 5:10:38 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 27, 2011 | Tamara Abraham
    Michele Bachmann, looked polished and elegant as she announced her campaign to be the Republicans' Presidential candidate today. And while there is no denying that the Minnesota Congresswoman, 55, is an attractive woman, it appears she has stepped up her game when it comes to her style and beauty routine. As she launched her bid this morning, it was clear that her pale grey dress and matching jacket had been carefully considered. --snip-- Mr Mattie compared Mrs Bachmann to fellow Republican Sarah Palin, whose distinctive personal style came under heavy scrutiny in 2008 during her campaign for U.S. Vice President....
  • Tea Party Leaders Look to Bachmann, Paul and Perry (no support for Palin, boos for Romney)

    06/27/2011 1:21:57 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 100 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 2011-06-27 | Kate Zernike
    Who is the Tea Party candidate for president? If a gathering of about 100 Tea Party leaders in Washington on Monday gives any indication, it’s Representative Michele Bachmann (who just announced her candidacy), with Representative Ron Paul and Gov. Rick Perry vying for a close second (and probably edging her out on fervency of support). Leaders from Tea Party groups in about 40 states gathered in the Washington offices of FreedomWorks, the libertarian advocacy group that cultivated the Tea Party movement. (snip) A (completely unscientific) voice-vote straw poll of the (possibly unrepresentative) group, conducted by reporters, found almost no support...
  • Bachmann Talks Earmarks, Obamacare, and Gay Marriage

    06/26/2011 5:30:17 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 15 replies
    Fox News [video] ^ | June 26, 2011
    For those who may have missed it, Bachmann answered the questions posed by Chris Wallace today on "Fox News Sunday" without any spin or ambiguity. This presents a stark contrast with Romney who's opportunistically all over the map with his reversals and changing ideological positions. Like Kerry, he supported something before he was against it. RomneyCare anyone?
  • Queen of the Tea Party [The presidential campaign of Michele Bachmann]

    06/25/2011 4:47:29 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 117 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | July 4, 2011 | MATTHEW CONTINETTI
    Queen of the Tea Party The presidential campaign of Michele Bachmann Jul 4, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 40 • By MATTHEW CONTINETTI If she’d fallen backward, she’d have been killed. It was September 2009, during her second term in Congress, and a magazine had sent a photographer to shoot Michele Bachmann. He escorted her to the third floor rotunda in the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill, where he positioned a large orange crate next to the balustrade. He told her to stand on it. She reluctantly obliged. Behind her were three stories of empty air. The magazine had...
  • The Republican Party has a winning candidate (in Michele Bachmann)

    06/25/2011 9:31:17 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 169 replies
    Renew America ^ | 2011-06-20 | Marie Jon
    Michele Bachmann made her announcement to run for president this past week. The third-term Republican congresswoman from Minnesota had the full attention of Americans. That includes not only those who watch Fox News, but liberal CNN. Tea Party favorite The founder of the House Tea Party Caucus, Bachmann gives Tea Partiers a courageous, intelligent, extremely attractive candidate to get behind and support. It's fair to say she is adored by her supporters. She holds core conservative values and stands strong on social issues. Contrary to what her liberal detractors think, her political ideology is why she will win the Republican...
  • Poll: Bachmann surges to primary lead

    06/21/2011 2:43:10 PM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 307 replies · 1+ views
    washingtontimes.com/Inside Politics ^ | June 21, 2011 | Stephen Dinan
    Fresh off her well-received performance in last week's GOP presidential debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann now tops the field of candidates in a new Zogby poll of Republican primary voters. The poll found Mrs. Bachmann garnering 24 percent of the vote, well-ahead of businessman Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who each received 15 percent support.