Skip to comments.Bachmann consultant Ed Rollins: Palin hasnít been serious for years
Posted on 06/07/2011 1:53:00 PM PDT by Graneros
Via the Daily Caller and Politico, if jabs like this are already being thrown before Palins even in the race, how brutal will things be in six months when the two of them and Herman Cain are battling for the grassroots vote in Iowa? Good lord.
Its going to be a long, hot, nasty summer, my friends.
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 didnt go to work in the sense of trying to gain more substance, she gave up her governorship.
Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here, she has been an attorney, she has done important things with family values.
She is probably the best communicator [in the GOP field] now that Mike Huckabees not in there, he said.
Thats from Ben Smith, who describes Rollins as Bachmanns new top consultant even though it sounds from yesterdays CBS scoop like hell actually be managing her campaign. This isnt the first time Rollins has derided Palin, either; remember this op-ed for CNN in December where he described her as a gadfly and told her, If you want to be a serious presidential candidate, get to work? At the time, it looked like he was tearing her down in advance of another Huckabee run. Now that Hucks out, hes landed with her other chief competitor. I was skeptical of that Politico piece a few weeks ago alleging a quiet feud between the two sides, but Rollinss comments fit the description of Team Bachmanns outlook perfectly: [E]ach camp views the other with a level of suspicion, with some of Palins supporters seeing Bachmann as a B-list version of their icon, and some in Bachmanns camp regarding Palin as a short-timer without Bachmanns record or tenure. Which raises the question, did Bachmann hire Rollins in spite of his criticisms of Palin or because of them?
Agree. Ive already called her office and let them know my displeasure of where Ed Rollins is going with this.
I don’t like sleazy politics and this coming from Michele Bachmann is really surprising..I expected different from her, this is her guy..if she has something to say about Sarah she should say it to her face, or say it herself, not have her hired goon do it for her
Isn’t Rollins a RINO operative?
Bachmann has her very own “Steve Schmidt” douche bag!
I used to really think a lot of Bachmann...
I don’t now. If she can’t pick better consultants than this, who’s only job is to insult Governor Palin, I don’t trust Bachmann’s judgement.
I let her office know it too, and no more donations for her.
Did you who agree, let her know?
You betcha! ;>)
Bachmann needs to address this. And soon.
EXACTLY how I feel about Ed Rollins.
Ed has a decent track record. Reagan '84 comes to mind. You don't get "Walking Around Money" Rollins on your campaign to have him shut up. He is an old school hand to hand combat guy. Ed also doesn't have an off switch. He just keeps going when someone is talking to him. Always entertaining and hard core for whoever he is working for. This should be interesting.
You have to love these old timers. They really did the job for Reagan in '84.
Wonderful strategy, Attack the unannounced Palin and leave the announced Romney alone! sarc.
I like Ms. Bachman, but IMO she has no shot to be POTUS. Rollins is just fishin for a reaction.
At least in the Flim Flam Florio case, he waited until after the election to open his pie hole and brag.
Romney doesn’t matter to Bachmann. No one who would vote for Bachmann would vote for Mitt. Her competition is on the right.
That is delusional.
Good. I’m glad you called her office. I’d be interested to hear if you receive a response back. I would imagine once Rollin’s comments are more widely known she will receive quite an earful.
Previous discussion: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2731196/posts
I knew they'd forget me!
Im getting a real bad taste for Bachmann. I personally have never really thought she was the ONE.
Do you have Rollins email by chance.
I sent Bachman an email advising of my disappointment in her use of a attack dog like this. If this is her plan, its gonna be a short campaign for her.
He's Karl Rove without the quite the pathological hatred of conservative women.
This does not surprise me in the least. I’ve never liked this guy.
“Michelle had best put a muzzle on Ed Rollins. Bashing Sarah Palin is not going to win her any friends.”
No. Right now I could and would support MB if she is the most conservative primary candidate, or the eventual nominee.
That could change. Allowing minions and toadies ala Rove or Rollins to attack conservatives -would- change that.
No I have no idea what his email address is..if I find it I will let u know
1. This is Bachmann's plan to take down Sarah Palin.
2. This is Ed Rollins plan to take down Sarah Palin.
Either way, if Bachmann's campaign continues in this vein then Michele is toast.
Why is it decent conservatives almost always surround themselves with fools?
Michelle doesn’t need to muzzle this idiot, she needs to fire him.
Rollins has been bad mouthing Palin with such venom over the last year or so - He’s obsessed with her.
There’s no way Bachmann couldn’t have known.
Wasn’t Rollins involved with using “walking around money” to get people to vote for his guy (Bush Sr. or possibly Reagan in the 80s / early 90s)?
I hear E.R. charges a lot of money. And he leads with that limp argument? I'm not seeing his value.
Michele Bachmann and others [have] worked hard, she has been a leader of the Tea Party which is a very important element here, she has been an attorney (we will try to not hold that against you Michelle), she has done important things with family values.
Sarah Palin has not worked hard?
Sarah Palin has not been a leader in the TEA Party? She is the embodiment of the TEA Party!
Sarah Palin has not promoted Family Values?
Damn Michele! Hand Ed his paycheck on Friday, fire him and send him back to RINOville. Quick!
From this decision forward, Michele Bachmann is wasting her time.
Ed Rollins!!... give me a break!
He is a gun for hire. If he has a true political philosophy, he would conceal it if it meant a buck. Rollins was a big hit around here when he said he wanted to knock Mitt's teeth out during the last all goat rodeo.
Clinton and Obama had the right idea. They ran against Bush. The Republicans need to run against Obama rather than each other.
So it’s come to this. I’m disappointed in Michelle Backmann. I tried but I just can’t believe that whatever BS Ed Rollins is putting out there (about Sarah Palin) is being done without the imprimatur of his employer, Michelle Backmann. With all the crap Palin has taken from the left and to a lesser extent, from the GOP establishment, now we have some old-line political operator bashing Sarah Palin, essentially in Michelle Backmann’s name. Very discouraging and a definite turn-off for this conservative voter. Granted, I was a Palin supporter all along but if Sarah Palin chooses not to run, I was ready and willing to switch my allegiance - and my primary election vote - to Bachmann. Not any more . Maybe Herman Cain. Maybe someone else - but not Michelle Bachmann. Not now. Not ever.
An almost perfect slam-dunk. Rollins is 15 years behind the times. Rove is about 5 years behind the times. Rollins has no concept of social media, and Rove (barely) knows what Twitter and Facebook are.
Eddie will cripple Michelle's campaign.
It does seem odd since you’d think Bachmann would like to get Palin’s endorsement. This may indicate that Rollins feels Palin is going to run, and therefore needs to act that way.
Certainly if Palin was already in the race, this is exactly the kind of discussion other candidates are going to have.
Yesterday two pro-life heroes came together as Sarah Palin joined Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota for a campaign rally. These two women are the rockstars of the pro-life movement and Susan B. Anthony List is thrilled to have a strong relationship with both of them.
“Why is it decent conservatives almost always surround themselves with fools?”
Too little self confidence and an abundance of fools.
“Palin, I knew Reagan. You’re no Reagan.”
By Ed Rollins, Senior Political Contributor
December 1, 2010 11:53 p.m. EST
There he is targeting her as a candidate back in December 2010.
If Bachmann does not fire misogynist Rollins IMMEDIATELY
every bit of good will she has earned
.... will be gone forever (as Team Romney planned).
“I tried but I just cant believe that whatever BS Ed Rollins is putting out there (about Sarah Palin) is being done without the imprimatur of his employer, Michelle Backmann.”
Unless it is -intended- to damage MB, with sullying SP as a parallel or secondary objective. Moles? Why not? Voodoo Republicans are willing to do anything to maintain this broken status quo.
I will wait to see how MB handles this. It had better be soon, and it had better be dramatic. I will regard inaction or feeble action as approval of Rollins’ comments.
Whether it's the candidate(s) or their operatives it's has to and is going to happen. As the article noted, it's going to be interesting.
Go to http://www.billoreilly.com/ and cast your vote.
I too sent Congress. woman Bachmann an email stating that the Liberals and Mainstream media are putting Sarah Palin down and she doesn’t need Ed Rollins help! If Rollins continues I will NOT support her. Nikk (Tea Party Patriot Hoosier)
Bachmann’s record and tenure?
She’s served 5 years in Congress and has zero executive experience, yet she’s going to be the second sitting Congressman in history (and the first in 130 years) to be voted into the presidency?
Some FReeper posted here a month or two back that GOP insiders were behind getting her to run as a way to stop Palin. With this Rollins announcement and immediate attack, I believe it.