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Romney Courts Bachmann For Endorsement
The Boston Globe ^ | 2/1/2012 | Glen Johnson

Posted on 02/01/2012 7:24:13 AM PST by bbernard

TAMPA, Fla. - Mitt Romney is carrying a full head of steam after winning the Florida primary, but the Republican presidential contender isn’t headed first today for Nevada or Maine, the next two states to vote.

Instead, he is jetting off this morning to Minnesota for what is billed as a “grassroots rally.”

Why?

Michele Bachmann, it seems.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bachmann; bachmann4romney; endorsement; endorsements; romney; santorum4romney
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Romney Courts Bachmann For Endorsement.

Things that make you go hmmmm......

1 posted on 02/01/2012 7:24:15 AM PST by bbernard
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To: bbernard

Wonder how much $$$ he is offering? She has 23 adopted children to support.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 7:25:53 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: bbernard

How many Benjamins will be stuffed into his suitcases? We will find out what type of person Bachmann is.


3 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:27 AM PST by C19fan
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To: bbernard

Conventional wisdom says she should run from this, but she blew through a boatload of her congressional war chest so she is going to need some money.


4 posted on 02/01/2012 7:26:54 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: bbernard

I gotta hand it to Mitt. He knows how to work for this nomination. Why is Newt not in Minnesota? Mitt is such a jerk so hopefully this does not work.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 7:27:02 AM PST by napscoordinator (Go Santorum!)
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To: bbernard

If MB endorses Romney, I will beleive every ounce of her conservative, God fearing credentials were a fraud.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:22 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen You up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: bbernard

Mitt makes another Niccolo Machiavelli move right from the play book.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:38 AM PST by gitmogrunt
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To: C19fan

“We will find out what type of person Bachmann is.”

We sure will, won’t we?

I wonder if it is too late to have a conservative run against her for the congressional seat shoudl she endorse him.

I am tired of how shallow these so-called conservatives are.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:49 AM PST by bbernard
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To: bbernard

I will never vote for Romney, not even if he gets Bachman, or someone similar, to agree to be his VP.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 7:28:51 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: bbernard

That was the plan all along, wasn’t it?


10 posted on 02/01/2012 7:29:03 AM PST by gramho12
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To: bbernard

She’s on now and says she isn’t endorsing anyone right now.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 7:29:27 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bbernard

Ha ha! She said it isn’t true. She didn’t endorse him. They are trying to force her. LOL


12 posted on 02/01/2012 7:29:41 AM PST by dforest
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To: bbernard

Of course he is. It will be the battle of girls Bachmann and Palin. Going against each other. what slime


13 posted on 02/01/2012 7:29:41 AM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: bbernard
From the article:

Not only would it add to the impression of Romney consolidating the GOP base after rebounding in Florida from his South Carolina loss, but it could help Bachmann by earning her an ally to help her pay off her lingering campaign debt.

If she does this, she has sold her soul ....

14 posted on 02/01/2012 7:30:21 AM PST by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Robe

She is on FOX now. She is not in Minnesota, she is not meeting with anyone and did not endorse Romney.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 7:32:21 AM PST by dforest
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To: Robe

“If she does this, she has sold her soul ....”

Too the establishment, no less.

If she does endorse Mitt, she will have lost her place amongst the true conservatives in this country.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 7:32:58 AM PST by bbernard
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To: gov_bean_ counter
Conventional wisdom says she should run from this, but she blew through a boatload of her congressional war chest so she is going to need some money.

Could be some political rivalries at play here too. Many people, at least several months ago, viewed Bachmann as a Palin wannabe. Perhaps Bachmann sees an opportunity here. If she thinks Sarah has backed a losing horse, perhaps she thinks siding with a potential winner (Romney) will boost her political stature at the expense of Sarah's.

17 posted on 02/01/2012 7:33:54 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: dforest
She is on FOX now. She is not in Minnesota, she is not meeting with anyone and did not endorse Romney.

Good.

18 posted on 02/01/2012 7:34:34 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: sodpoodle

plus campaign debt (if any)


19 posted on 02/01/2012 7:34:39 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: dforest

“She is on FOX now. She is not in Minnesota, she is not meeting with anyone and did not endorse Romney.”

Well the source of this story is The Boston Globe afterall. It may just be part of the Romney campaign strategy.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 7:35:29 AM PST by bbernard
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To: cripplecreek

Notice how they don’t pay attention? Bashing is more fun.


21 posted on 02/01/2012 7:36:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: bbernard
Martha McCollum was just trying to get Michelle's endorsement for Mitt...on FOX News.

FOX not hiding campaigning for Mitt...or, are so biased they can't see it.

22 posted on 02/01/2012 7:36:52 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: dforest

Nuthin but cowards.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 7:37:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: bbernard

She better not. She’s my Rep. If she plans on running for office again, and endorses Willard, I will do everything in my power to see she loses to a real conservative.

Only through duplicity could someone so pro-life endorse someone who is openly pro-choice.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 7:39:56 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: bbernard

Well, she wasn’t wildly popular to begin with, so I’m not sure this is going to help him much. I hope he doesn’t overpay for her endorsement.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 7:40:06 AM PST by livius
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To: sodpoodle

She has 4 or 5 of her own...the other 20+ are foster kids and they got paid to give then a home.


26 posted on 02/01/2012 7:40:55 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: bbernard

Forget the parsing words about an endorsement. She should say Romney’s schorched earth style of campainging is harmful to the overall process.
At least, she is saying they need focus on Obama. Which is good to say but they wont.
Not entirely sure they should focus on Obama as much as solution to fixing the economy and creating the conditions that create jobs.
We know who is screwing things up. What we need to know is how they will fix it.
Plenty of time to beat Obama up.


27 posted on 02/01/2012 7:41:22 AM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: dforest
Good. Bears watching though...

"Eternal vigilance" and all that.

28 posted on 02/01/2012 7:42:24 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: bbernard

I hope she showers afterward.


29 posted on 02/01/2012 7:42:38 AM PST by liberalh8ter (I don't like what the world has become....)
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To: bbernard
Bachmann has nothing to gain. If she takes cash in exchange for her credibility, that will be a poor trade. I was a Bachmann donor, and I suspect a bunch of us will be watching. This campaign is revealing who will stand on principle. Pawlenty failed the test.
30 posted on 02/01/2012 7:43:26 AM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Longbow1969

Bachmann is a poor man version of Palin. What stature she had, she lost running for President, she harmed herself more by actually running for President than not by her obsessive repeating the same lines over and over again (23 foster kids, I’m a tax lawyer), her Gardisol flap and not really going after Romney—something Palin wouldn’t have done. Even today if Palin is on a show, the ratings go up a bit, I doubt many people across the nation are waiting to hear what Bachmann has to say much.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 7:43:32 AM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: bbernard

Isn’t this kind of thing part of the Romney playbook? Didn’t he say Thompson was going to drop out and endorse McCain in 2008?


32 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:02 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: bbernard

Romney can channel Reagan and get his endorsement and I wouldn’t vote for him.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:12 AM PST by albie
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To: bbernard

She antagonized Governor Perry for Romney. So did Citizen Cain. I don’t trust his endorsement of Gingrich. Hen house.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:55 AM PST by FryingPan101 (My taglines always lose.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Different people doing things differently. That is not a bad thing.

That, and either Palin or Bachmann are far more conservative IN PRACTICE than either Willard or Newt.

Consider that carefully.

35 posted on 02/01/2012 7:46:55 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: Bigtigermike
Bachmann is a poor man version of Palin. What stature she had, she lost running for President, she harmed herself more by actually running for President than not by her obsessive repeating the same lines over and over again (23 foster kids, I’m a tax lawyer), her Gardisol flap and not really going after Romney—something Palin wouldn’t have done. Even today if Palin is on a show, the ratings go up a bit, I doubt many people across the nation are waiting to hear what Bachmann has to say much.

Yup, I agree with you. My point is, Bachmann probably realizes it too. Human nature is what it is, and she may looking to give herself a boost at the expense of Palin who she may now view as more of a rival than anything.

36 posted on 02/01/2012 7:48:38 AM PST by Longbow1969
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To: Longbow1969

Good point.


37 posted on 02/01/2012 7:48:57 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: Cicero

>>>I will never vote for Romney, not even if he gets Bachman, or someone similar, to agree to be his VP.

Dittos. Mega dittos.


38 posted on 02/01/2012 7:49:33 AM PST by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: bbernard
IF Bachmann endorses Romney, she's through.

That would be just ONE MORE supposed "Conservative" that has sold out to the Republican Establishment Elite.

39 posted on 02/01/2012 7:49:44 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Dead Corpse

You see, even when Bachmann does the right thing she gets bashed instead of being appreciated. She was pretty clear and concise that she wasn’t going to get pushed.

I think she is the second GOP lady to not endorse anyone.


40 posted on 02/01/2012 7:51:10 AM PST by dforest
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To: lonestar

Apologies for mis-information - I went and checked after posting ((((((blush))))).

Fostered - not adopted;(

Most of us noted her bashing Perry but not Romney - also her debate coach went over to Romney’s campaign and it shows.


41 posted on 02/01/2012 7:53:07 AM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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Glenn Beck has just reported (10:35 AM EST) on his nationally syndicated radio program that Michele Bachmann has endorsed Mitt Romney.

*** IF *** this is true, Michele Bachmann is an outright FRAUD.

42 posted on 02/01/2012 7:53:33 AM PST by pyx (Rule#1.The LEFT lies.Rule#2.See Rule#1. IF THE LEFT CONTROLS THE LANGUAGE, IT CONTROLS THE ARGUMENT.)
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To: bbernard

Michelle, just say no. Just say no.


43 posted on 02/01/2012 7:54:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: bbernard

This should be interesting.


44 posted on 02/01/2012 7:55:47 AM PST by WPaCon
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To: bbernard
Time for Bachmann to review Genesis.

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, 'Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every Republican tree of the garden?'

And the woman said unto the serpent, 'We may eat the fruit of the conservative trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the RINO tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.'

And the serpent said unto the woman, 'Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing both Republican and Democrat bipartisanship.'

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for campaign cash, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof.

Michelle, Don't be beguiled by the serpent!

45 posted on 02/01/2012 7:57:00 AM PST by McBuff
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To: bbernard

Someone pointed out that Romney hired her former debate coach, which seemed to be pretty effective. Hope Mitt’s paying him a 1% salary ;-)


46 posted on 02/01/2012 7:57:11 AM PST by bigbob
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To: bbernard

I think the deal was made long ago, before she started to attack Newt ans Rick Perry. I think it is possible that a deal has also been made for Paul to STAY in the race for the nomination and NOT run as a third party candidate and for Romney to select Rand Paul as his VEEP. If you notice Ron Paul and his PAC spent money on attack ads against Newt when Newt was running behind Paul in Iowa. There is one posted now on the homepage of the Mississippi Tea party site, it was posted by a member and not paid for, you do need to scroll down to get to it. I think they will use Rand Paul because for VEEP picks it would make sense, Kentucky is far enough South, ans it is perceived by most that he has Conservative and Tea Party support. Especially after the LIE that Rand Paul used to get on Hannity’s radio show to take an opportunity to attack Newt I now belive that the three of them, Mitt, Ron and Rand are unprincipled and slimey enough to do this. I do think Conservatives and Tea Party members for the most part, and especially FReepers, would see through this but it would be too late.


47 posted on 02/01/2012 7:57:11 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: gitmogrunt

Willie Mitty is no prince...

more like the court jester...


48 posted on 02/01/2012 7:57:56 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: cripplecreek

It is amazing how a person sticks to what they say, she backed out of the race, is not siphoning off votes and the insults still don’t stop.

No wonder Santorum doesn’t care and stays in, he will still get trashed if he backs out. LOL

I can’t see why everyone has to get torn to shreads all the time. One you trash all those who mostly agree with you, there will be nobody left on your side.


49 posted on 02/01/2012 7:58:06 AM PST by dforest
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To: svcw

Amen to that!

Maybe she will get cash and a promise for a Cabinet position?

Wouldn’t she love to have Hillary’s job?? LOL

This is all so sickening!!


50 posted on 02/01/2012 7:58:30 AM PST by NorCal12
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