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Bachmann Steps Closer To Endorsing Romney
MSNBC ^ | April 14, 2012 | Jamie Novogrod

Posted on 04/15/2012 1:16:18 PM PDT by Steelfish

Bachmann Steps Closer To Endorsing Romney Jamie Novogrod

Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday morning, Rep. Michele Bachmann said she is “seriously looking into” endorsing presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The remarks are the closest the former GOP presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman has come to making an endorsement since dropping out of the race on Jan. 4.

Citing the decision by Romney’s chief rival – former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum – to suspend his campaign last Tuesday, Bachmann said there is a “uniting and pulling together around our eventual nominee.” “I have said that I want my voice to be one of uniting our party, the independents, the main stream, the conservatives, evangelicals, the tea party movement,” Bachmann continued, adding, “I’m waiting for our party to come together and help in that process.”

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1 posted on 04/15/2012 1:16:21 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I hope words stick in her throat..


2 posted on 04/15/2012 1:17:30 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Steelfish
o i'm sure that's gonna put him over the top.

yawn. everyone's "endorsing" romney. ya think they ever had an original thought, any of them?

3 posted on 04/15/2012 1:17:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Steelfish

Interesting. Newt already said he would support Romney so I guess Sarah is the only one in question.


4 posted on 04/15/2012 1:19:39 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: hosepipe

“”Bachmann said there is a “uniting and pulling together around our eventual nominee.””

Not this time, chicky. mitt is a far left liberal from the same state that gave us Kennedy and Kerry. Go ahead and unite and pull whatever you want, I’m sitting this one out.


5 posted on 04/15/2012 1:20:34 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Steelfish

Gak! Fur-ball clean-up on isle six...


6 posted on 04/15/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Okay, now lets see if the RNC, Rove, and Card can get him elected without their core base. Game on!)
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To: Steelfish

Were both of her supporters on the fence?


7 posted on 04/15/2012 1:26:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, no. Say it ain’t so.

I may have to make up one of those, Son, I Am Disappoint graphics, but with a lady-cretin picture.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 1:27:54 PM PDT by ngat
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To: icwhatudo

They’ll all endorse the eventual nominee.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 1:28:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek
They’ll all endorse the eventual nominee.

Yup. In the end, it will be ABO.

But it's not the end yet, and we still have a chance to avoid having to choose between Obama and Romney, Newt 2012.

10 posted on 04/15/2012 1:33:55 PM PDT by TwelveOfTwenty (It's not over yet. Newt 2012.)
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To: shelterguy

I hate to say this, but you can at least fill out for your local senator/congressman. That’s what I am doing, especially in swing states. Congress is the one place where you can get someone conservative in.

As for president, I used to think that sitting out the elections would be such a great idea, until I realized that given the margins in which the candidates campaign, that would pretty much equal me voting for Obama’s re-election.

As for now though, for those in the remaining states, they can at least try voting or campaigning for Gingrich. The guy has an uphill battle, but I am fond of the old saying, “Never tell me the odds”.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 1:41:30 PM PDT by Morpheus2009
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To: Steelfish

What is she getting in return?


12 posted on 04/15/2012 1:42:14 PM PDT by bgill
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To: cripplecreek

Yup. Meanwhile we’re stimulating the liquor industry :-)


13 posted on 04/15/2012 1:43:19 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: icwhatudo

They have to endorse the one nominee because the objective here is to kick out Klownie the Kenyan. If it’s Romney, then so be it.

This also applies in your company if you plan to apply elsewhere while still employed. You try to send out feelers to a competing company before you jump ship from your own sorry ass company.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 1:47:18 PM PDT by max americana
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To: shelterguy

Sit it out? So that we get Obama, a left-wing SCOTUS and federal judiciary that will change this nation forever. Alinksky couldn’t ask for more.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 1:50:26 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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DROP

HERE

16 posted on 04/15/2012 1:54:28 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: shelterguy

Bachmann would have made the best president.. I thought in the beginning..

But after this Election Play... I feel played..
ONLY Newt could have possible fixed America..
And even with him it was a crap shoot..

Washington D.C. is a sewage drain field..
America seems to slimmed beyond cleaning up..
Could be, ONLY a revolt will promise renewal...


17 posted on 04/15/2012 1:54:48 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe

No, not Newt. He had the $1.6m FreddieMac albatross around his neck. Santorum won 11 states and go over 3 million votes from a diverse number of states and had he won MI and OH, he’d be the one we’d all be talking about today.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 2:07:53 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Part of the reason Newt has trouble coming acrossed as a conservative is his endorsement in the NY 23 race. There is no reason for Bachmann to open her mouth one way or the other.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 2:17:16 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Steelfish

Bachmann was the only true conservative in this race.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by bibo_ergo_sum
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To: Steelfish

Obama could have played with Santo like a cat with a mouse..
He is going to wear Romney like Crown..

Newt would have dropped him like Lion after a Wildebeest..


21 posted on 04/15/2012 2:41:43 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: bibo_ergo_sum
"Bachmann was the only true conservative in this race."

So true!!!

22 posted on 04/15/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by SierraWasp (Negativity must die because it's self-fulfilling!!!)
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To: Steelfish

This is why she got dead last in Iowa. We saw through the phony.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 2:58:50 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: Waywardson

Simply because she may now endorse Romney doesn’t make her any more a phony that it would Gingrich in saying he’d support and work his heart out for Romney if he became the party’s nominee. Obama MUST be defeated lest we have a SCOTUS and a federal judiciary that will change this nation forever.


24 posted on 04/15/2012 3:05:30 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: bibo_ergo_sum
Bachmann was the only true conservative in this race.

Yup, I think she was the most conservative candidate. Unfortunately, she was not perceived as presidential. I think when she started screeching about the HPV stuff she effectively ended any chance she had of being competitive.

25 posted on 04/15/2012 3:19:25 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: Steelfish

“””Sit it out? So that we get Obama, a left-wing SCOTUS and federal judiciary that will change this nation forever. Alinksky couldn’t ask for more.””””

Like the liberal, gay marriage, gun grabbing mitt would be any better?


26 posted on 04/15/2012 4:04:52 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Steelfish

Yes it would be the same. As is any traitor who supports Romney.


27 posted on 04/15/2012 4:13:11 PM PDT by Waywardson (Carry on! Nothing equals the splendor!)
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To: hosepipe

Is there some point to This?

Can it please stop?

Mitt Romney is the nominee. There is no chance in the known universe that anyone else can come in.

Yet I see post after post holding a magnifying glass up to his faults.

What is the point?

The truth is there was never a consensus choice on Free Republic, except maybe for that embarrassing Herman Cain episode.

Even if Sarah Palin had run, her detractors would have been out in droves.

The best candidate (Rick Perry) received brutal treatment here.

After that the forces aligned either for or against Newt and Santorum.

There is no candidate who would satisfy some of the people on this forum.

And now we want to attack the guy who finally took it??

I think this is really, really stupid and unproductive.

Mitt is saying the right things. If he does them, he will be fine. If he does half of them, he will be a million times better than Obama.

What are we obsessed with destroying our candidate and electing Obama?

Pipe dreams of ‘showing the rinos’... hitting bottom so we can prove to people where the bottom is?

We’re better than that. We’re smarter than that.

If you want a conservative start in January to look for one for 2016.


28 posted on 04/15/2012 5:26:49 PM PDT by altura
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To: Waywardson

Good grief! So we give Obama a free ride. Gingrich, Santorum, Bachman, Perry, Cain, all become overnight traitors in your book if they support Romney over Obama. That’s looney


29 posted on 04/15/2012 5:43:36 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: altura

Well said. We can’t afford to leave our senses at home and sit this election out. No way. Obama has to go.


30 posted on 04/15/2012 5:45:52 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Who says any of the conservatives are going to die or retire any time soon.They know whats at stake here.You think romneys picks would be any better? The majority here on FR sure as hell dont.


31 posted on 04/15/2012 5:54:57 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Yes, Romney picks to SCOTUS wold be far better! He did say during the debates that anyone like Scalia, Thomas or Alito or Roberts would be his choice.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 6:33:43 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: altura

[ Yet I see post after post holding a magnifying glass up to his faults. / What is the point? ]

The point is the degradation continues..
Seems republicans do not want a conservative..
Not every republican just most of them..

Many republicans are asking themselves.. Am I a republican?..
Thats the point.. many ARE NOT.. (anymore)..

They are being used like clowns at a Donkey Rodeo..
To Distract the seditious treasonous Bull from the transvestite Rino being elected..

MAny are getting ready to throw the red nose and funny wig into the waste basket..
Democrats and RINOs laughing at them is getting exposed..
For they are laughing AT THEM.. not what they are doing..

Thats what its about grasshopper..


33 posted on 04/15/2012 6:53:30 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Steelfish

Wow, are you really that gullible?His RECORD says otherwise.


34 posted on 04/15/2012 6:56:35 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

So you prefer Obama’s record? Sotomayor; Kagan?


35 posted on 04/15/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish

Ha,go check the flaming liberals romney picked for the mass. supreme court.Not a dimes bit of difference in fact right on par for liberals.Try again please.


36 posted on 04/15/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Steelfish

I’m sick and tired of the kabuki theater of “endorsments”. The only thing the “endorsers” can bring to a candidate is their personal vote, NOTHING more.

She’s free to vote for whomever she wants, but no one owns My vote, or yours or anybody else’s.

So far in the primaries, Romney got only 41% of the votes expressed and 573 delegates, meaning that he still has a huge majority of Republican votes against him and half of the needed delegates to win the nomination. The primaries are not over.

As long as NEWT is in, I’m in. I’m not giving up a Reaganite Conservative for a Massachusetts “moderate liberal and progressive for whom “R” stands for Reformer” - Mitt’s own words.


37 posted on 04/15/2012 8:53:26 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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Yes, Romney picks to SCOTUS wold be far better!

Name one conservative he named to the courts in Massachusetts.

38 posted on 04/15/2012 8:59:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: Steelfish
That’s looney

Reading down through the thread I'd put you high on any list of those most likely to ride the lightning soon around here.

Calling those who refuse to use their sacred franchise to support the most liberal governor in the history of the republic crazy is the FR equivalent of standing in wet steel-toed boots in a mud puddle in the middle of a cow pasture as a thunder storm rumbles through.

39 posted on 04/15/2012 9:03:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: EternalVigilance

During the debates Romney said he’ll pick nominees like Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, or Alito? You won’t get Obama saying that, will you? Why else do you think that Gingrich said he’ll work hard to get Romney elected if he becomes the nominee? Is Gingrich out of his mind too? I guess folks like you would rather sit this election out, and give Obama the chance to alter this country for good long after he has left office. That’s a risk many conservative Republicans will not take.


40 posted on 04/15/2012 9:19:05 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish; a fool in paradise
So much for Bachman. And Turner?


41 posted on 04/15/2012 9:21:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Steelfish
During the debates Romney said

Romney's said a lot of things. But he's the worst liar in the country. You haven't noticed that?

42 posted on 04/15/2012 9:23:31 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: Steelfish
Is Gingrich out of his mind too?

I don't know about out of his mind, but if he supports the most liberal governor in history for president, he's certainly abandoned all principle.

I guess folks like you would rather sit this election out

You're a bad guesser.

43 posted on 04/15/2012 9:26:38 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Prominent people in the Republican party will always support the nominee. You guys are expecting too much for any major player in the party to oppose Romney. You can’t go against the nominee without officially resigning as a member of the party. That’s a big step to ask someone to take when they are in a position to influence the party from the inside, hopefully for the good. The conservative activists are the ones who are in the position to be the “bad cops” here in enforcing conservatism within the party.


44 posted on 04/15/2012 9:30:30 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Sorry, a wrong Turner!


45 posted on 04/15/2012 9:30:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: JediJones

No, you misunderstand. I quit expecting anything of these people a long time ago.


46 posted on 04/15/2012 9:42:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: JediJones
The conservative activists are the ones who are in the position to be the “bad cops” here in enforcing conservatism within the party.

"Conservative activists" have about as much power to enforce conservatism in the Republican Party as a lamb has to enforce vegetarianism in a pack of wolves.

47 posted on 04/15/2012 9:49:01 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: EternalVigilance

This is a presidential election and we need to get rid of Obama. I’ll take Romney any day over Obama if that is the choice we have.


48 posted on 04/15/2012 10:09:21 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Steelfish
if that is the choice we have.

Well, some of us will do what we can to make sure there is a choice that isn't a socialist.

49 posted on 04/15/2012 10:18:42 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: EternalVigilance

The Tea Party and 2010 decisively proved otherwise. We haven’t been able to match $100 million dollars from Wall Street in this primary but I wouldn’t count us out yet.


50 posted on 04/15/2012 11:29:48 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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