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  • Bachmann prepping to swing at Perry (Mitt must be onboard)

    09/11/2011 10:25:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 164 replies
    Politico ^ | September 11, 2011 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Byron York telegraphs the lines of attack Michele Bachmann is planning on using at tomorrow night's Florida debate to chip away at the support Rick Perry has taken from her: "Bernie Madoff deals with Ponzi schemes, not the grandparents of America," says a Bachmann adviser. "Clearly she feels differently about the value of Social Security than Gov. Perry does. She believes Social Security needs to be saved, that it's an important safety net for Americans who have paid into it all their lives." York goes on the say Bachmann's camp was unhappy with how few questions she got at last...
  • Jon Huntsman turns to Twitter to criticize Perry

    08/18/2011 8:30:30 PM PDT · by quantim · 49 replies
    AP/WorldMag ^ | Aug 18, 11:04 PM EDT | JOSH LOFTIN
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman on Thursday turned to Twitter to attack a rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for his positions on evolution and climate change. "To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy," Huntsman tweeted.
  • Huntsman on Twitter: ‘Call me crazy,’ I believe in evolution, warming (quasi-Republican moonbat?)

    08/18/2011 8:28:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/18/11 | Justin Sink
    Huntsman on Twitter: ‘Call me crazy,’ I believe in evolution, warmingBy Justin Sink - 08/18/11 02:59 PM ET Republican presidential candidate and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman on Thursday took to Twitter to offer his support for the theory of evolution. Huntsman made the tweet shortly after Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) offered comments that cast doubt on evolution, and his comments could be seen as a criticism of Perry. “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy,” Huntsman, also a former ambassador to China, tweeted. Perry also has raised questions about...
  • Michele Bachmann Remarks

    08/12/2011 6:01:44 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 22 replies
    CSPAN Video ^ | 8/12/11
    The exact same spot where Pawlenty was heckled by a gay man earlier, Michele Bachmann and her husband get hit with heckling and chants of 'shame on you.' Both incidents took place today at the Iowa State Fair. There is a group of hecklers at this Bachmann speech. (video)
  • Michele Bachmann is Not Running for Wife-in-Chief

    08/12/2011 2:16:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 31 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 12, 2011 | Nancy French
    ...Of course, Bachmann knows what every Christian woman knows — the theological richness of submission is a counterintuitive scriptural principle that defies a 30-second response ...The concept of submission is a bit more nuanced than our feminist sisters understand. Christian women are under the authority of their husbands. Submission is, as John Piper put it, “the disposition to follow a husband’s authority and an inclination to yield to his leadership.” This means that the man is the spiritual head of the household, that he should take initiative to make the family better, and lead with love. However, the “head of...
  • Missed Out on a Washington Job? A Second Chance Glimmers [Texas rubes might get to D.C. again]

    07/29/2011 3:20:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 29, 2011 | Ross Ramsey, Texas Tribune
    It’s not exactly a “Left Behind” story, but there were a fair number of conservative policy wonks and political operators in Texas who didn’t catch the train to Washington in 2000. Now, as Gov. Rick Perry dances closer and closer to the presidential flame, those Texas Republicans might get another chance. The conventional wisdom just a few months ago was that the rest of the country was weary of Texans, that even if they were in a mood to put a Republican back in the White House, nobody with boots should apply for the job. But maybe 2012 is like...
  • Perry offers no hints at local GOP fundraiser (Sarah Palin's uncle makes news)

    07/26/2011 8:52:43 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 70 replies
    San Angelo Standard Times ^ | 7-26-2011 | Kiah Collier
    Perry offers no hints at local GOP fundraiser By Kiah Collier San Angelo Standard TimesJuly 26, 2011 at 9:46 p.m. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin asked her uncle Mike Sheeran to deliver a message to Gov. Rick Perry at a Republican Party fundraiser held at Bentwood Country Club on Tuesday: That he should declare his entrance into the 2012 presidential race. "Sarah wanted me to tell him that, if he were to declare, he should declare here at Bentwood," said Sheeran, who has lived in San Angelo for about 12 years, adding that he would be a big supporter of...
  • Rick Perry’s Campaign Approach Is Hitting All the Right Notes

    07/26/2011 10:27:26 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 7-25-2011 | Seth Mandel - Commentary
    Rick Perry’s Campaign Approach Is Hitting All the Right Notes Seth Mandel July 26, 2011 A pro-Rick Perry group is taking advantage of a new rule in the Iowa straw poll that allows voters to write in a candidate. GrowPAC will air radio ads in Iowa urging voters to write in Perry’s name in the Ames straw poll next month. The move would–if the ad works–help Perry in two ways: it would reveal public support for Perry without having to meet expectations, as he would if his name were officially on the ballot, and it will drain support from Perry’s...
  • Rick Perry finds another feather for his cap with job creation

    07/26/2011 7:52:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Politico ^ | July 26, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Business Journals relays the latest economic trophy for the Lone Star State and its governor: Texas is the big winner in On Numbers’ midyear analysis of employment trends. Texas added 537,500 nonfarm jobs between June 2006 and June 2011, based on the latest seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s nearly 10 times larger than the second-biggest increase by any state over the five-year span, Louisiana’s gain of 55,900 nonfarm jobs. North Dakota was third with a raw increase of 41,700..... This would be a big deal for Rick Perry under any circumstances, but more...
  • Key prayer-event sponsor says Rick Perry blew it

    07/26/2011 6:57:11 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 56 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | July 23, 2011 | Bob Unruh
    A key group sponsoring The Response, a day dedicated to prayer for the nation that has been promoted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, says he "missed an opportunity" when he answered that he "was fine" with New Yorkers' plans to adopt same-sex "marriage" in their state. Bryan Fischer is director of issue analysis for the American Family Association, a key backer of The Response, and told WND that the organization is not changing any plans to work with Perry over the comment. But he said, "I think there's probably disappointment in the governor over his comments. … There was an...
  • Rick Perry Eyes Late August Campaign Launch

    07/25/2011 3:25:25 AM PDT · by Clairity · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | July 25, 2011 | Erin McPike and Scott Conroy
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is all but certain to launch a presidential campaign and is nearing an announcement set for the second half of August, according to sources familiar with his political team's planning. For months, Republican activists, donors, elected officials, and even voters have dithered about their choices in the 2012 presidential primary contest. But they may have their man in Rick Perry, a telegenic and booming political presence who boasts executive experience as the nation's longest serving governor, as well as a healthy level of support from the tea party faithful. Two new national polls released on Friday...
  • Iowa ads will push Bachmann movie in weeks before straw poll

    07/23/2011 9:28:38 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    The Des Moines Register | Saturday July 23, 2011 | Jennifer Jacobs
    Link only due to copyright issues: Link to Article
  • Why Bachmann's Candidacy is DOA While Palin's Endures: An Historical Perspective

    07/01/2011 6:13:52 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 241 replies
    07/01/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    I recently posted an article suggesting that Mchele Bachmann's candidacy, and its impact on Sarah Palin, is reminiscent of the 1980 candidacy of Phil Crane, which Ronald Reagan considered a threat to his nomination: Is Michele Bachmann Sarah Palin's Phil Crane? LINKAs I point out in the article linked above, Crane never really thought he had a chance for the nomination, and he was content to have one of the moderates (Baker or Bush) get the nomination in hopes that they would install Crane as the Vice-Presidential nominee. I did not explore some of the reasons why Crane's belief was...
  • Is Michele Bachmann Sarah Palin's Phil Crane?

    06/22/2011 9:20:38 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 144 replies
    06/22/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    The 2012 Election cycle is shaping up in many ways to be a mirror image of the 1980 election, which brought the Country and the world the great Ronald Reagan. The Democrats are set to renominate another monumentally failed and politically weak President, as they did with Jimmy Carter in 1980. The GOP Establishment is threatened, genuinely threatened, for the first time since Reagan menaced it thirty years ago, by the advent of a new Conservative superstar, Sarah Palin. And the Establishment champion who is designated to slay the new Conservative dragon? Well, you might say, "The cupboard has never...
  • Report: Bachmann ordered Ed Rollins to apologize to Palin’s team (privately)

    06/20/2011 2:27:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 252 replies
    HotAir ^ | Monday June 20, 2011 | AllahPundit
    Bachmann’s newly installed political team has had its own battles with message discipline — typified by campaign manager Ed Rollins’ recent comments alleging that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin hasn’t been “serious” over the last few years. After the incident, Bachmann was “very firm” with Rollins, according to an adviser to the congresswoman, telling him this should not happen again and that there should be “no more press”. Bachmann also demanded that Rollins call the Palin people and apologize. “She is definitely not tone deaf,” the source added. Bachmann’s move to limit her exposure in the wake of her debate...
  • Blitzer asked Bachmann 5 times if Romney was disqualified re: RomneyCare and she refused to answer.

    06/17/2011 3:52:03 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 173 replies
    Friday June 17, 2011
    Just happened, very strange! Wolf Blitzer Interview with Michele Bachmann. Blitzer asked Bachmann 5 times do you agree with Tim Pawlenty that Mitt romney is disqualified from being the Republican nominee for president because he supports mandated healthcare.? She kept responding that she's against obamacare/mandates. Blitzer tried again to pin down some kind of answer. She evaded the question at every turn, didn't want to touch it and finally a frustrated Blitzer then says, "You obviously don't want to answer the question?" I know people say that nominees shouldn't attack other nominees yet but if not now, when? because Romney...
  • Bachmann: Republican voters 'very satisfied' with presidential candidates

    06/17/2011 11:17:59 AM PDT · by Al B. · 129 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 17, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates. Following Monday's debate in New Hampshire, Bachmann said voters were happier with their options. "I think people, especially after the debate on Monday night, were very satisfied with what they saw with the candidates," she said on Fox News. [...] She passed, though, both at the debate and on Fox, at leveling tough criticism at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) state healthcare law. [...] Rather, Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama...
  • Sarah Palin and the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy that is out to get her

    06/16/2011 10:31:17 PM PDT · by techno · 125 replies
    June 16, 2011 | techno
    Around the time that President Clinton got into hot water with Monica Lewinsky in 1998, wife Hillary coined the phrase "vast right-wing conspiracy" to denote the supposed nefarious, political forces that were determined to bring her husband down and cause him to leave office. Personally I think Hillary was a bit off in her assessment of Clinton's enemies (personally I think Bill Clinton was his own worse enemy)but 13 years later I think we do have a vast right-wing conspiracy set up to derail the Presidential ambitions of Sarah Palin. In the past I focused more on the Left and...
  • Michele Bachmann Vows To ‘Repeal Obamacare’ But Refuses To Criticize Mitt Romney Or Romneycare

    06/14/2011 7:43:53 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 183 replies
    Mediate ^ | Tuesday June 14, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann vowed again in her appearance on GMA this morning to repeal the “job-killer” known as “Obamacare.” Yet despite several valiant attempts by George Stephanopoulos to get Bachmann to say something, anything, critical about frontrunner Mitt Romney, she refused to get off message and ignored his question completely. When Stephanopoulos asked whether Bachmann had any critique of “Romneycare” in Massachusetts, Bachmann instead repeated “Obamacare will steamroll over all the state laws” and suggested that what anyone else will do, or has done, is not relevant to her plans. .
  • Bachmann and Perry...Turning on Palin?

    06/11/2011 1:36:32 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 224 replies
    06/11/2011 | Brices Crossroads
    While I freely concede that both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have a right to run for President, it is impossible to overlook the fact that their recent benefactress, Sarah Palin, is rolling out her own Presidential campaign at the same time. This would not generally be extraordinary. In politics, alliances are sometimes (although not regularly) forged and broken. However, in my forty years or so of close political observation, I cannot remember an analogous situation in which the beneficiaries of one politician turn on their benefactor (especially a benefactor as conspicuous as Palin) so shortly after having obtained and...
  • Bachmann adviser: 'My misstep' on Palin [Rollins says 'let it go']

    06/08/2011 10:59:36 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 42 replies
    Poltico ^ | 06/08/2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Michele Bachmann adviser Ed Rollins' response to the sharp criticisms from Sarah Palin's world just now was to "let it go." But he didn't go quietly, telling me, "I haven't lived in Washington D.C. in 15 years, and I've been taken to the woodshed by the big boys." "As far as we're concerned, it's not" an ongoing fight, he insisted. "This was my one comment, which I shouldn't have made, at the end of the day this has nothing to do with Michele, Michele's campaign, or any of the rest of it. This was my transition from being an analyst...
  • Bachmann: 'Respect and admiration' for Palin

    06/08/2011 12:10:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Maggie Harbinger
    An adviser to Rep. Michele Bachmann sends over this fairly ruffles-smoothing statement:   “The Congresswoman has nothing but admiration and respect for Governor Palin. The two enjoy a good friendship, and Rep. Bachmann looks forward to working with the Governor for the common goal of making sure President Obama is a one-term President.”
  • Is Bachmann Romney's BFF? Huntsman his Kryptonite?

    06/09/2011 3:07:02 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 61 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/9/11 | Seth McLauglin
    University of Virginia political guru Larry Sabato thinks that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's potential BFF in the race for the GOP presidential nomination could be no other than Rep. Michele Bachmann, the hard-charging conservative from Minnesota. The reasoning is that Mrs. Bachmann's possible entrance into the race could throw a serious roadblock on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty's perceived path to victory, which starts with a win or — at the very least — a strong showing in Iowa. Mrs. Bachmann "could torpedo Pawlenty's chances," Mr. Sabato writes in his latest rundown of the GOP field. "Bachmann has a...
  • Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter

    06/07/2011 5:29:34 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 79 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Matt Lewis
    Bachmann vs. Palin feud hits Twitter By Matt Lewis A few weeks ago, I pointed out that a prominent Sarah Palin blogger had turned on Michele Bachmann. On Fox News Sunday this week, Palin pointed out that she, unlike Bachmann, had executive experience (though added that Bachmann had strengths, too). The feud was taken to a new level, however, when Bachmann’s new “celebrity” campaign manager, Ed Rollins referred to Palin as “not serious.” This was too much for Palin supporter and talk radio host, Tammy Bruce who took to her Twitter feed. Bruce, who also appears in the new film...
  • Bachmann adviser: 'My misstep' on Palin (Rollins apologizes, sort of!)

    06/08/2011 11:06:54 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Wednesday June 8, 2011 | Maggie haberman
    Michele Bachmann adviser Ed Rollins' response to the sharp criticisms from Sarah Palin's world just now was to "let it go." But he didn't go quietly, telling me, "I haven't lived in Washington D.C. in 15 years, and I've been taken to the woodshed by the big boys." [.....] Of Team Palin's call for a retraction, he said, "What's the retraction? I say she's serious?"
  • Rollins Wants Palin Allies for Bachmann (also wants Sarah as ally!)

    06/08/2011 8:23:51 AM PDT · by kristinn · 214 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday, June 8, 2011 | Paul Steinhauser and Gabriella Schwarz
    Veteran Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, who signed on to steer Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's looming presidential bid, said his recent criticism of Sarah Palin is not part of an electoral strategy. SNIP But the former CNN contributor said he needs to adjust from "being a political analyst back to being a strategist." "I don't think Palin runs and if she does we will deal with it. There obviously is a trend in the media to link them," Rollins told CNN. "In the long run we want Palin and her people as our allies." In an interview with POLITICO, Rollins...
  • Faith and Freedom showdown: Palin v. Bachmann

    06/07/2011 7:43:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    The Washington Post's On Faith ^ | June 7, 2011 | Sally Quinn
    Move over Sarah Palin. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is stealing your thunder. (And I don’t mean Rolling Thunder.) At this weekend’s Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, Bachmann brought the house down. In a crowd of devoted religious conservatives, Bachmann hit all the right buttons and had the crowd screaming, clapping and on their feet. While Palin was on her “private” vacation bus tour (in fact, her 10 year old Piper said to a reporter, “Thanks for ruining our vacation.”) Bachmann was looking and talking like a serious candidate for the presidency. Every Republican presidential hopeful and most Republican political leaders...
  • Bachmann campaign manager rips Palin: She 'has not been serious' (Ed Rollins, naturally!)

    06/07/2011 9:42:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 153 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 7, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    This could be some of the early shots in the contest for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. On Tuesday’s “Kilmeade and Friends” on the Fox News Radio network, former Huckabee campaign manager Ed Rollins, who signed up with potential presidential candidate Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann on Monday, explained why he decided to join the Bachmann camp. “Well I’m going to work for Michele Bachmann if she runs,” Rollins said. “That’s the one that intrigues me the most at this point and I think to a certain extent she’s articulate, she’s a conservative. She’s got a great story to tell....
  • Bachmann strategist blasts Palin: 'Not serious'

    06/07/2011 8:36:29 AM PDT · by Al B. · 279 replies
    Politico ^ | June 7, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Michelle Bachmann's new top consultant, Ed Rollins, began his tenure with scathing criticism of potential Bachmann rival Sarah Palin. "Sarah has not been serious over the last couple of years," Rollins told Brian Kilmeade on his radio show, Kilmeade and friends. "She got the Vice Presidential thing handed to her, she didn't go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship." He suggested that the contrast would favor Bachmann. "Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here,...
  • (Herman) Cain Cooks Up GOP Excitment

    06/06/2011 12:52:16 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 32 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | 6 June 2011 2:30 a.m. Eastern | Omaha World Herald
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Michele Bachmann was campaigning just north of here, the Sarah Palin tour was rumored to be arriving soon, and Mitt Romney was on his way to announce his entry into the presidential race. Yet here was another voter swooning for Herman Cain. “I watched you at the Republican debate, and I have to be honest, I’d never heard of you, but ever since then ... ” said Nathan Lyons, 29, his voice trailing off wistfully. “You say it like it is.”Joan Silvernail, 68, shook Cain’s hand, then turned to her husband. “It’s his enthusiasm,” she said. “Wasn’t...