Skip to comments.Bachmann would not enter the room until the lights had been changed (What's that all about?)
Posted on 08/14/2011 8:52:08 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
Rep. Michele Bachmann, Governor Rick Perry and former Senator Rick Santorum met in Waterloo, Iowa this evening to speak to the Blackhawk County Republicans. Santorum spoke first then Rick Perry spoke and after that Bachmann spoke last, but before that this strange event happened:
Chuck Todd NBC: Bachmann would not enter the building until they had confirmation from staffers INSIDE that the lights had been changed. Overheard a Bachmann staffer supervising the light change say: "We're a go"
Peter Hamby CNN: Lights were dimmed for Bachmann when she took the stage
HotAir Ed Morrissey: Wrap-up from Waterloo: Perry embraced, Bachmann falls a little flat
The lighting had to be changed before Bachmann spoke, apparently at the campaigns insistence, which delayed her entrance and interfered with the timing of her entrance announcement. But more puzzlingly, Bachmann didnt arrive to mix with the crowd before the event started, waiting until she was scheduled to speak to enter the Electric Ballroom.
Sounds like horse apples to me.
If she has migraines, something as simple as dimming the lights can keep them in check. If you’ve ever been on stage, such as at a political event, theater, etc, you would know how stage lights can be overwhelming at times. I can’t imagine what it is like if you have a migraine.
WHERE IS SARAH????
Very good point.
and this is an issue or something I guess?
Well, she did introduce that Light Bulb Freedom of Choice Act.
How many candidates does it take to change a light bulb?
They replaced those new fangled bulbs with incandescents.
Did not get shot, so the presentation must not have been that bad. :>
Yes, and ladies of a certain age don’t look so good in harsh lighting.
I should know.
IF she had a migraine (or experienced the aura that precedes a migraine-—a visual or other sense related warning that one is on the way), she’s to be saluted for even going on, whether the lights were dimmed or not.
Must have something to do with her migraines? I understand that intense lighting can aggravate them.
Any person who suffers from migraines knows that CDLs increase the risk of getting one. I would bet she had the bulbs changed to incandescent bulbs and the lights dimmed in order to reduce the risk of a migraine. My daughter gets migraines and can’t handle the light from the curly bulbs.
Eventually I quit having them by using biofeedback.
Voluntarily or voluntarily, vomiting was another option.
How did the biofeedback work?
I’m puzzled by all this vitriol towards Michele Bachmann. She’s been a warrior in the spirit of the tea party movement throughout her career.
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