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  • Bachmann: Why did I endorse Mitt Romney? Two words: Barack Obama

    05/04/2012 2:44:17 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 53 replies
    Fox news ^ | May 4,2012 | Fox news
    REP. MICHELE BACHMANN, R-MINN./FORMER PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Good evening, Greta. Good to talk to you this evening. VAN SUSTEREN: All right, well, things certainly have changed. So I know that it's no surprise that this candidate -- that this next phase of the election gets rolled out, you are going to see every sound bite you ever made saying something about Governor Romney. You're going to have to answer to it. It's going to be in every ad. And you're going to do it to the other side. So tell me, you called him a frugal socialist. Now what are you...
  • Michele Bachmann endorses Mitt Romney:‘The last chance we have to keep America from going...over a

    05/03/2012 10:25:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    After months of hints, Michele Bachmann finally endorsed her former rival Mitt Romney in his bid for the presidency, calling him "the last chance we have to keep America from going ... over a cliff." In a statement, the Minnesota congresswoman said she was "honored" to back Romney, describing him as "a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty." Bachmann will make her first joint appearance with Romney at a campaign event in Portsmouth, Va., at 1:15 pm ET. A tea party favorite, Bachmann ended her own run for president in January, after she placed a...
  • Bachmann to Endorse Romney

    05/02/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 546 replies
    National Review ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012 | Robert Costa
    National Review Online has confirmed that Michele Bachmann will endorse Mitt Romney tomorrow at a campaign event in Virginia.
  • Romney Courts Bachmann For Endorsement

    02/01/2012 7:24:13 AM PST · by bbernard · 117 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2/1/2012 | Glen Johnson
    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.
  • 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.
  • The Case for the Lady with the Titanium Spine (Michele Bachmann)

    12/31/2011 7:32:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/31/2011 | Chidke Okeem
    When Michele Bachmann announced her candidacy for the presidency of the United States, she skyrocketed to the top of the Republican pack as the conservative specially anointed to be the anti-Romney candidate. Since then, other candidates emerged, rose, fell, and dropped out. However, despite all these tumultuous political changes, Michele Bachmann has steadfastly remained as the true consistent conservative -- one who can intellectually take the fight to Obama and represent the right in both rhetoric and record. It is important to note that Bachmann has a life story with which Americans can identify. Unlike the pampered patrician Mitt Romney,...
  • The last Republican debate before Iowa: Did Bachmann just save Romney?

    12/16/2011 8:15:18 AM PST · by americanophile · 70 replies
    Slate ^ | December 16, 2011 | John Dickerson
    There have been so many debates during the Republican preseason that it was hard to believe the one hosted by Fox News in Sioux City, Iowa, was the last one before the voting begins. Ratings have been strong, and commentary has been endless: You can imagine a network trying to squeeze in just one more--are you free on Christmas Eve, Governor? It has been a thrilling debate run: Pawlenty crashed; Perry blanked; Romney confronted Perry; Gingrich shined; 9-9-9; Perry blanked. But the Sioux City debate was not an epic contest. It was like the primary race itself: no dominant figure...
  • In debate, Romney lets others do the attacking

    12/16/2011 9:53:45 AM PST · by TBBT · 12 replies ^ | 12/16/2011 | Byron York
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Mitt Romney had a strategy going into Thursday night's final Republican debate before the January 3 Iowa caucuses. The former Massachusetts governor has been hitting rival Newt Gingrich hard in recent days, calling him "zany" and "unreliable" and even going after Gingrich's infamous Tiffany bills. At the same time, Romney's campaign has sent out a relentless stream of email attacks on Gingrich, many citing a new Romney website devoted to attacking Gingrich, Meanwhile, a pro-Romney super PAC has been slashing Gingrich in ads across Iowa. The effect has been a full-scale Romney assault on the...
  • The Cain Smear, Romney, and Bachmann's new found campaign cash & South Carolina staff.

    11/03/2011 1:45:37 PM PDT · by RobaWho · 16 replies
    MSNBC, Talk Radio & Common Sense ^ | November 3, 2011 | Rob Cunningham
    Over the last couple of months, the Bachmann campaign has been all but left for dead, failing to muster more than 2 to 4 percent in most credible polls since her "flash in the pan" Iowa straw poll victory. Going largely unnoticed, and after Bachmann's SC campaign staff had already attended a "farewell and thank you" dinner that many recognized as a "we did our best" appreciation gesture for her SC staff, Bachmann suddenly receives an enormous cash infusion into her campaign, allowing her to hire an extremely expensive, high brow political consultant, Wesley Donehue. Even more interesting - Wesley...
  • Bachmann: GOP Can't Have Nominee With 'Surprises'

    11/01/2011 7:41:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | November 01, 2011
    Bachmann: GOP Can't Have Nominee With 'Surprises' November 1 2011 MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says her party can't have a nominee with "surprises" in his record, a jab at rival Herman Cain as he defends himself against allegations of sexual harassment. The congresswoman from Minnesota told a meeting of Baptists in Iowa on Tuesday night that the GOP needs to have a candidate the party can trust. Standing in the pulpit of a Marshalltown church, she told supporters, in her words, "This is the year when we can't have any surprises with our candidate."
  • Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke with Bob Schieffer on her foreign policy

    10/30/2011 5:21:50 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    Michele Bachmann was interviewed this morning by Bob Schieffer on the coming withdrawal of the remaining U.S. troops from Iraq.
  • Karl Rove finds the non-Romney candidates unacceptable

    10/28/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Rove is very much in a “do I have to do everything myself” mode these days, which is why he’s also running the GOP’s congressional campaign as an independently funded venture. Here he is practically acting as a Romney surrogate on Fox and attacking Herman Cain, because actual Romney surrogates seem unable to.
  • Study finds Rick Perry target for criticism: So much for civility

    10/14/2011 9:36:16 PM PDT · by Clairity · 76 replies
    Politico ^ | oct 14, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    From the study: Perry has been singled out for criticism 39 times - about twice the combined total of Herman Cain (9), Jon Huntsman (5), Ron Paul (4), Rick Santorum (1), Michele Bachmann (1), and Newt Gingrich (0) and 10 more than Mitt Romney (29).
  • Bachmann unveils jobs blueprint as poll shows voter skepticism over ability to manage economy

    10/11/2011 4:29:00 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/11/2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    On the heels of a Washington Post-Bloomberg News poll showing that voters believe Michele Bachmann would do the most damage to the U.S. economy of any of the presidential candidates the Minnesota congresswoman on Tuesday unveiled an 11-point blueprint for job creation that she says will "return America to a position of economic prominence in the world." The plan, which Bachmann titled "American Jobs, Right Now," pulls together many of Bachmann's key economic talking points from the campaign trail into one document. "My solutions are simple." Bachmann said in a press release. "We need to cut government spending, legalize America's...
  • Michele Bachmann Talks HPV Vaccine, Homosexuality on Jay Leno Show (She ain't backing down)

    09/18/2011 8:43:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 116 replies · 2+ views
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2011 | By Anugrah Kumar
    A daring Michele Bachmann appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and faced grilling questions on the HPV vaccine, gay marriage and homosexuality. As the liberal host of the late night talk show thanked the GOP presidential hopeful for being a “good sport,” he said, “We’ve done a million jokes. Hopefully, you haven’t been watching any of them.” However, soon thereafter Leno appeared unusually serious as he threw questions at Minnesota Congresswoman Bachmann. Leno’s first question Friday evening concerned Bachmann’s attacks on Texas Gov. Rick Perry for supporting the HPV vaccine. “Is that bad? It’s a vaccine to prevent...
  • Rumors, untruths find a friend in Michele Bachmann

    09/18/2011 11:09:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 74 replies
    It's one thing to have a philosophical disagreement with the Texas governor on whether he should have mandated a vaccine for girls against a sexually transmitted virus. But it's an entirely different matter to spread false rumors about the vaccine, hoping to leverage parental fears for political gain. That's the depths to which Minnesota's Michele Bachmann has sunk in her bid to counter Rick Perry's surge in polls. It's conduct unbecoming a member of Congress, much less a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination. Bachmann used the issue last week at the CNN/Tea Party Express debate in Tampa to land...
  • Michele Bachmann links Rick Perry on HPV vaccine to Solyndra

    09/17/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 150 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Costa Mesa— Michele Bachmann, struggling to regain her footing in the GOP presidential contest, Friday assailed rival Rick Perry, saying he abused his power as governor of Texas and rewarded political donors in a manner similar to President Obama. (snip) She compared it to the federal controversy unfolding around Solyndra, a solar equipment maker that received a $535-million federal loan guarantee and which went bankrupt last month. Republicans have suggested that the guarantee was pushed by the White House to reward a major campaign donor with ties to Solyndra's biggest shareholder, a charge the Obama administration denies. Bachmann...
  • Does Michele Bachmann Have a Crony Problem Too?

    09/16/2011 4:22:40 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 99 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 9-16-2011 | Bryan Preston
    Does Michele Bachmann Have a Crony Problem Too? Bryan Preston September 16, 2011 Something about Michele Bachmann’s video has been bugging me (and Matt Lewis too) ever since I posted it earlier today. Aside from the irresponsible lunacy of issuing a blanket opposition to “any governor or president who mandates a family’s healthcare choices and violates the rights of parents on these issues” and scaremongering about a vaccine known to be safe, there’s a word she should use in the video but never does. See if you can spot it: “Whether its Obamacare or Perrycare I oppose any governor or...
  • No apologies: Bachmann defends HPV remarks

    09/16/2011 7:51:54 AM PDT · by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus · 312 replies · 2+ views
    CBS "News" ^ | 15 Sep 2011 | Sarah Huisenga
    Michele Bachmann is on the defensive about comments she made earlier this week suggesting that a vaccine against a virus linked to cervical cancer poses a danger to young girls. "During the debate, I didn't make any statements that would indicate that I'm a doctor, I'm a scientist or that I'm making any conclusions about the drug one way or another," the GOP presidential hopeful told reporters here who questioned her about the story she told suggesting that the vaccine had caused mental retardation. Asked whether she would apologize for comments that outraged medical experts say will discourage parents from...
  • Professors offer more than $10,000 for proof that Bachmann’s story about HPV is true

    09/15/2011 1:35:21 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 226 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 09/15/2011 | Chris Moody
    Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's story about a woman who claimed that her daughter suffered "mental retardation" after receiving a vaccine against HPV could fetch the woman's family thousands of dollars. But the family can only collect if Bachmann or the unnamed woman can prove the story is true. Two bioethics professors have offered to pay more than $10,000 for medical records that prove the anecdote Bachmann told after Monday night's Republican presidential debate is true, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports: Steven Miles, a U of M bioethics professor, said that he'll give $1,000 if the medical records of the woman...
  • Bachmann Stayed Quiet on Mandatory Vaccinations While Serving Minnesota

    09/14/2011 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BfloGuy · 107 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/13/2011 | Ben Howe
    Bachmann is making the case that opposing vaccinations required by the state is fundamentally a conservative issue, which is news to many conservatives given that mandatory vaccinations have been around as long as they have, and, to my knowledge, we haven’t made it a big part of the Republican platform to oppose them. But if you listened to Bachmann last night, it’s clear that she believes this is the type of issue on which a presidential candidate must stand, must do the right thing, and cannot waver in putting this forth as a conservative principle lest we risk infecting millions...
  • CDC Takes Closer Look at Gardasil and Paralysis (Bachmann is right

    09/13/2011 5:34:35 PM PDT · by markedmannerf · 155 replies
    US News ^ | 04/20/09 | US News
    Phil Tetlock and Barbara Mellers were in a race against time to save their 15-year-old daughter, Jenny. As I reported last summer, Jenny developed a degenerative muscle disease nearly two years ago, soon after being vaccinated against the cervical-cancer-causing HPV. She became nearly completely paralyzed, though her mind was perfectly intact and she could still enjoy her pet parakeet, Hannah Montana, and Twilight. I've been E-mailing Phil regularly over the past year, and up until our last E-mail, one week ago, he had been holding out hope that they would be able to find a cure for his daughter—or to...
  • Palin takes aim at GOP presidential candidates

    09/13/2011 7:41:38 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 399 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2011 | Josh Lederman
    Palin even went as far as to lend her voice to the charge leveled by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) during the debate against Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R): That he allowed a law to go though requiring HPV vaccinations for adolescent girls because of a $5,000 campaign donation and his relationship with his former chief of staff, who went on to lobby for a pharmaceutical company. "I knew there was something to it," Palin said of learning while she was Alaska's governor that her Texas counterpart had given the go-ahead to the vaccine. "Now we're finding that now, yea, something...
  • Bachmann: Gardasil causes “mental retardation”

    09/13/2011 8:09:37 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 374 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 13, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Earlier today, I noted that Michele Bachmann finally scored points on Rick Perry by hitting him on his ties to Merck and linking that to the Gardasil mandate Perry imposed through executive order in Texas. This is a fair point on Perry’s record, even given his apology for pursuing the mandate through EO instead of through the legislature, and it’s not surprising that Bachmann was the candidate to first take advantage of the opening. (Mitt Romney passed a mandate on health insurance for all citizens of Massachusetts, which pretty much puts this issue out of reach for him.) However, Bachmann...
  • 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...
  • Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC

    09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 161 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor: “Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” said Ray Sullivan,’s communications director. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”
  • Bachmann Staffer Likens Rick Perry to King Saul and Bachmann to anointed King David

    08/18/2011 6:51:00 PM PDT · by Fred · 32 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 081811 | Warren Throckmorton
    Peter Waldron, a staffer involved in Michele Bachmann’s faith outreach, has compared Texas Governor Rick Perry to Old Testament King Saul and Bachmann to King David. On his Facebook page the day after Bachmann’s straw poll victory in Iowa on Saturday, Waldron wrote, "From afar and in prayer I see a Saul and David scenario between Perry and Bachmann. One looks everything like a king while the other is anointed." Waldron later told his followers that Bachmann "fights with the anointing of God upon her." The visibility of veteran GOP political organizer Waldron has risen a good bit since The...
  • Palin on Bachmann win: 'Not much of a surprise'

    08/13/2011 9:31:21 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 70 replies
    msnbc ^ | Saturday August 13, 2011 | NBC's Alex Moe
    EUREKA, Ill. -- Sarah Palin told NBC News that Rep. Michele Bachmann winning the straw poll will not affect her decision to run or not, calling her win "not much of a surprise." "It is not much of a surprise," Palin told NBC News. "I think, at this point, it is more of a test of organization. ... The prediction was that it would either be Ron Paul or Michele Bachmann, because they spent a lot of time and energy to make sure they had delegates there who would cast those votes
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • Perry and Bachmann on GOP Ticket?

    07/18/2011 7:40:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 96 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7-18-2011 | Paul Stanley
    Perry and Bachmann on GOP Ticket? By Paul Stanley | Christian Post Reporter July 18,2011 Texas Governor Rick Perry seems to be getting closer to entering the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is already a committed candidate and in all respects, has earned “frontrunner” status. This leads many political analyst and pundits to wonder: Could Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann be the ideal “Dream Team” for Republicans in 2012? Perry successful executive experience, combined with Bachmann’s conservative legislative credentials could make an interesting combination, but could present some challenges at the same time. Kyle Kondik, a political...
  • Michele Bachmann attracts small donors, but lacks big-dollar bundlers

    07/18/2011 8:49:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/18/2011 | By Seth McLaughlin
    Rep. Michele Bachmann’s latest campaign finance report shows she has a strong network of small-dollar donors backing her presidential bid but, for now, she lacks the support of the big-money bundlers. The report, which covers April to June, showed that Mrs. Bachmann collected more than $4.2 million and had $3.6 million in the bank — putting her neck-and-neck with Texas Rep. Ron Paul for second place in the early money chase and in the rearview mirror of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who raised $18 million and has $12.7 million in the bank. With six months until the caucuses and...
  • Bachmann raised just $4.2 million in second quarter (Way behind Mitt Romney)

    07/15/2011 6:03:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 7/15/2011 | Allahpundit
    Half that amount was raised in a mere 18 days after she formally declared her candidacy, but given her reputation as a fundraising juggernaut, the bottom-line number sure does look anemic next to Romney’s $18 million haul. At Commentary, Jonathan Tobin wonders if she’s ready for prime time: Bachmann’s excuses for this showing will center on the fact that at the start of the quarter she barely had a campaign, let alone the sort of organization that would allow her to rake in the big bucks. Her Internet fundraising operation, key to a grass roots populist candidacy such as hers,...
  • Michele Bachmann Should Not 'Get a Pass' on Past Membership in Anti-Catholic Church

    07/15/2011 5:01:33 AM PDT · by tcg · 213 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 7/15/11 | Keith A Fournier
    ....some of my colleagues in the world of Catholic media, journalism and the Press have attributed the positions of this Church and Bachmanns past membership to just "being a Protestant." As someone who has worked ecumenically for decades I reject that dismissal. The Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod does not represent many Protestants. It is an Anti-Catholic body. ....I have worked with, prayed with and collaborated with MANY Protestant Christians, for over three decades, who would NEVER call the successor of Peter the Antichrist. The colleagues to which I refer go further, they seemingly accept the notion that if Protestant Christians...
  • Iowa poll: Bachmann by … 13? (Has Mitt Romney abandoned the State?)

    07/13/2011 6:32:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/13/2011 | Allahpundit
    Serious question: Now that Romney has all but abandoned the state, why aren’t his supporters shifting to Pawlenty? Core Romney fans will stick with their guy, of course, if for no other reason than to deny votes to a candidate like T-Paw who poses a potential long-term threat. But what about all the Iowans who aren’t devoted Mittheads but simply prefer his more moderate managerial cred to Bachmann’s fire and brimstone? Why not get behind the only other candidate who’s (a) seriously contesting Iowa and (b) got the potential to go all the way? Mystifying.Regardless, clock’s a-tickin’, Tim. A new...
  • ABC, NBC Each Pretend Gay-Left Activist Sting of Bachmann Clinic Is Their Own Investigation

    07/13/2011 6:23:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/13/11 | Tim Graham
    ABC and NBC each attacked “Michele Bachmann’s family business” on Tuesday, and strangely, each presented it as their own idea -- “our hidden-camera investigation” (ABC) and “NBC News investigates the controversy” -- even as they both relied on a gay-left advocacy group’s sting operation.Neither story showed any sign that these liberals would consider talking to anyone claiming to be an "ex-gay," like Janet Boynes, someone the Bachmanns have promoted. Wayne Besen, the head of Truth Wins Out, a group staunchly opposed the concept that anyone can be “cured” or “treated for” homosexuality, has been quite clear about how liberalism is...
  • Why Bachmann Could Win in 2012

    07/13/2011 9:56:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | July 13, 2011 | Terry Jeffrey
    Eventually, the 2012 Republican presidential primary race will boil down to just two candidates. One will be the establishment candidate and the other will be the conservative candidate. Either would have a real chance of beating Barack Obama in the general election, but the conservative candidate would have the better chance. As early as it is, the Republican Party's internal "establishment" primary is almost over. Only two candidates are now competing for that nod: former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman -- who most recently served as Obama's ambassador to China. In the RealClearPolitics average of...
  • Mitt Romney Rejects Iowa Marriage Pledge, But Why?

    07/13/2011 9:46:12 AM PDT · by delacoert · 31 replies
    death + taxes ^ | July 13, 2011 | Andrew Belonsky
    Mitt Romney did the right thing by rejecting a social conservative group’s repulsive “marriage pledge.” Will he explain his reasoning? As Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum bent over backward to endorse a right wing document pledging allegiance to conservative values, the Romney campaign says that while their candidate supports “traditional marriage,” he finds some of the pledge’s “references and provisions [to be] undignified and inappropriate for a presidential campaign.” The pledge, put out last week by right wing activist Bob Vander Plaats and his group, The Family Leader, reads like a hit list on American freedoms. One of the document’s...
  • 2012 Republican presidential campaign: Who will Iowa’s Ames Straw Poll make, break?

    07/13/2011 7:42:19 AM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 10, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    For the next month, the 2012 Republican presidential race is all about Ames. As in Ames, Iowa, home of Iowa State University and one of the quadrennial rites of passage for any Republican presidential contest: the Ames Straw Poll. The poll, which will be held on Aug. 13, amounts to a fundraiser for the Iowa Republican Party. But since 1979 it has also been regarded as a key early test of strength in the Hawkeye State. Although the highest recorded turnout for the event is just north of 23,000, in 1999, Ames has real consequences. After a sixth-place finish there...
  • Pawlenty Aims to Slow Bachmann in Iowa

    07/12/2011 6:43:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | 07/12/2011 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Last week Tim Pawlenty was reluctant to criticize Representative Michele Bachmann, a fellow Minnesotan and one of his chief rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, saying in an interview only that “everybody brings different strengths to the table.” But now, that reluctance appears to be waning. In an interview Sunday on “Meet the Press” on NBC, and again on Fox News on Monday morning, Mr. Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, derided Mrs. Bachmann’s record as a member of Congress and her lack of executive experience. “I like Congresswoman Bachmann,” Mr. Pawlenty said on NBC. “I’ve campaigned for her. I respect...
  • Bachmann leading in Iowa? (Yes according to new poll of likely caucus voters by Iowa Republican)

    07/11/2011 7:15:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/11/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Bachmentum? Michele Bachmann’s momentum continues in her birth state of Iowa, according to a new poll of likely caucus voters by the Iowa Republican. Bachmann surpasses Mitt Romney by four points, while another Minnesotan has also muscled up the ranks: Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has surpassed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in a recent Iowa poll that was conducted by With Bachmann now leading in Iowa, Romney has fallen to second place, but he is still well ahead of third place finisher Tim Pawlenty, who has overtaken Herman Cain my a miniscule margin.Bachmann received support from 25 percent of...
  • Pawlenty Criticizes Bachmann’s Record (T-Paw goes for the throat on the Sunday talk shows)

    07/11/2011 7:02:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2011 | Brian Bolduc
    On Meet the Press this morning, former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty took a swipe at fellow presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.). “I like Congresswoman Bachmann. I’ve campaigned for her. I respect her. But her record of accomplishment in Congress is non-existent,” he said. “We’re not looking for folks who just have a speech capability.” Bachmann is a major threat to Pawlenty in Iowa, where a Des Moines Register poll puts his support at only 6 percent — and Bachmann’s at 22 percent.
  • TIR Poll: Bachmann Overtakes Romney in Iowa

    07/11/2011 6:02:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | July11 ,2011 | Craig Robinson
    Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann has surpassed former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in a recent Iowa poll that was conducted by With Bachmann now leading in Iowa, Romney has fallen to second place, but he is still well ahead of third place finisher Tim Pawlenty, who has overtaken Herman Cain my a miniscule margin. Bachmann received support from 25 percent of likely Iowa caucus goers in the poll, while Romney is backed by 21 percent. The poll also shows signs of growth for former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who now stands in third place in statistical tie with Herman Cain...
  • What ‘constitutional conservatism’ means to me [Michele Bachmann]

    07/11/2011 5:03:57 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 11, 2011 | Michele Bachmann
    What ‘constitutional conservatism’ means to me By Rep. Michele Bachmann 12:12 AM 07/11/2011 I am a constitutional conservative. So what does that mean? I’ve earned a couple of law degrees, but defining “constitutional conservatism” shouldn’t require a legal scholar. Let me start by pointing out that the conservative movement, as Ronald Reagan believed, is a three-legged stool. One leg consists of peace-through-strength conservatives, another of fiscal and economic conservatives, and the third of social conservatives — the values voters. Constitutional conservatism includes all three of those legs. My candidacy is based on the unity of the conservative movement — because...
  • Conservative group backtracks on marriage pledge slavery language

    07/09/2011 9:35:16 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 55 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/09/2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    A social conservative Iowa group has retracted language regarding slavery from the opening of a presidential candidates' pledge, amid a growing controversy over the document that Michele Bachmann had signed and Rick Santorum committed to. The original "marriage vow" from the Family Leader, unveiled last week, included a line at the opening of its preamble, which suggested that black children born into slavery were better off in terms of family life than African-American kids born today.
  • [NJDC]: Bachmann “Does Not Hesitate” to Sign Offensive Pledge

    07/09/2011 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 52 replies
    National Jewish Democratic Council ^ | 7/8/11 | Ariela Fleisig
    [National "Jewish" Democratic Council goes on record as supporting Sharia and misogyny, and opposing the First Amendment.] Presidential candidate Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) signed a highly offensive pledge advanced by the Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader. The pledge insensitively compares childrearing by single parents and same-sex couples to slavery, declares homosexuality a public health risk and compares it to polygamy, polyandry, and adultery, rejects a woman’s right to make decisions about her health, and continues the right wing’s incorrect straw-man argument against Islam. Nearly every point in the pledge conflicts with the values of most American Jews, who...
  • GOP Worried Romney's War Chest Helps Obama, Bachmann

    07/08/2011 6:06:54 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | July 8, 2011 | Elspeth Reeve
    GOP Worried Romney's War Chest Helps Obama, Bachmann By Elspeth Reeve Updated: July 8, 2011 | 8:38 a.m. Mitt Romney crushed his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in the money-raising race, bringing in $18.5 million in the second quarter--more than quadrupling the haul of the second place guy among candidates who don't believe our currency is counterfeit. But it still wasn't good enough for some in the GOP, report Politico's Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, arguing that the "clear winner" of Republican fundraising was Barack Obama. American Conservative Union chief Al Cardenas told Politico he worries that the Republican...
  • 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."