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Old 06-23-2011, 06:49 PM   #121
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Good read on Huntsman here

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/26/ma...m.html?_r=1&hp
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Old 06-26-2011, 01:50 PM   #122
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When americans get to know her they'll wish she hadn't run:

Michele Bachmann's Holy War | Rolling Stone Politics
She's the kind of religious wacko the tea baggers and zealots on the right love. So just by that, she'll have a shot.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:20 PM   #123
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When americans get to know her they'll wish she hadn't run:

Michele Bachmann's Holy War | Rolling Stone Politics
This is the type of sh*t that scares me from her:

"She even told the congregation that she and hubby Marcus — who by then had opened a Christian counseling center — had been united not by love but by a unique series of divine visions experienced by three people simultaneously.

Bachmann claimed that back in her college days, she was up one night praying with a female friend of hers when "the Lord gave each one of us the same, exact vision... It was a picture of me, marrying this man, in the valley where his parents have a farm in western Wisconsin." Meanwhile, miles away, Marcus "was repairing a fence on the farm where he worked, and the Lord showed him in a vision that he was supposed to marry me." According to Bachmann, Marcus initially complained to God that he wanted to see the world first, and only later relented."




Ummmm i cant have this person in charge of the military or nuclear weapons. No way in hell
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #124
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Didn't W say God talked to him? Just saying.
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:56 PM   #125
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Yeah, she needs to ratchet down that type of rhetoric if people are to take her seriously. To her credit though, she does sit on the House Intelligence Committee, which will helpful as the campaign season kicks into full gear.

A new Iowa poll show her and Romney in a dead heat. Poor Tim Pawlenty can't bust double digits in any national poll.
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Old 06-27-2011, 12:59 PM   #126
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Yeah, she needs to ratchet down that type of rhetoric if people are to take her seriously. To her credit though, she does sit on the House Intelligence Committee, which will helpful as the campaign season kicks into full gear.

A new Iowa poll show her and Romney in a dead heat. Poor Tim Pawlenty can't bust double digits in any national poll.
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"The nothing-personal message was a departure from her 2008 comments questioning whether Obama had "anti-American" views. She has said she wishes she framed her criticism differently. In her announcement, Bachmann said the country's problems have been caused by the policies of both parties and made an appeal for unity."


Read more: Bachmann Launches Presidential Campaign, Says Nation 'Cannot Afford' Second Obama Term - FoxNews.com
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:23 PM   #127
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Bachmann had a few good interviews on Sunday, in that sense that she didn't say anything off the wall or controversial. She'll have to answer for her record on farm subsidies and earmarks, which is counter to her small government Tea Party message, but any pol worth their salt should be able to spin that.

If Rick Perry doesn't jump in, I could really see her and Romney going down to the wire. No one's feeling Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman is Romney-lite.
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Bachmann had a few good interviews on Sunday, in that sense that she didn't say anything off the wall or controversial. She'll have to answer for her record on farm subsidies and earmarks, which is counter to her small government Tea Party message, but any pol worth their salt should be able to spin that.

If Rick Perry doesn't jump in, I could really see her and Romney going down to the wire. No one's feeling Tim Pawlenty and Jon Huntsman is Romney-lite.
He's the last shoe to drop, it will be interesting to see what he does.
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Old 06-27-2011, 01:46 PM   #129
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Nasty rumors floating around about Rick Perry. If he jumps in, I'm sure it will come up whether it's true or not.

So the Obama campaign just released a statement attacking Michele Bachmann's voting record. Nothing big about that except they didn't do that for either Romney or Pawlenty
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Nasty rumors floating around about Rick Perry. If he jumps in, I'm sure it will come up whether it's true or not.

So the Obama campaign just released a statement attacking Michele Bachmann's voting record. Nothing big about that except they didn't do that for either Romney or Pawlenty
The gay rumor, or something else?

Not sure if the Obama strategy is the right thing, better to let the far lefties (or the DNC controlled media MSNBC, CBS, ABC J/K) do the hit pieces on Bachmann. Could backfire with independent/moderate women.
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The gay rumor, or something else?

Not sure if the Obama strategy is the right thing, better to let the far lefties (or the DNC controlled media MSNBC, CBS, ABC J/K) do the hit pieces on Bachmann. Could backfire with independent/moderate women.
It only backfires if it's dirty false information. Bachmann is a treasure trove of nutso nuggets. I know one thing for sure, team Obama is interested in hyping and raising her profile in the hopes of running against her in the general election. If they can't have Palin, Bachmann will do just fine.
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I think they'd much rather have Palin, but yeah Bachmann will do fine. As long as they attack her voting record, which is fair game and above the belt, it's all good.
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I know one thing for sure, team Obama is interested in hyping and raising her profile in the hopes of running against her in the general election. If they can't have Palin, Bachmann will do just fine.
Agreed. I would love for Bachmann to win the primary.

The Republican party would get badly embarrassed in the general election.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:27 PM   #134
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The wrong John Wayne - Washington Times



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The only problem, as one eagle-eyed reader notes: Waterloo's John Wayne was not the beloved movie star, but rather John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer.

Mrs. Bachmann grew up in Waterloo, and used the town as the backdrop for her campaign announcement, where she told Fox News: "Well what I want them to know is just like, John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa. That's the kind of spirit that I have, too." (Someone has already posted the clip to YouTube under the name BachmannLovesGacy)

John Wayne, the movie legend, is in fact from Iowa and the John Wayne birthplace is a celebrated landmark — only it's in Winterset, which is a nearly three hour drive away from Waterloo.
You'd think that the woman would know which John Wayne came from her own home town. It's not so much the gaffe, but it's her own hometown and still doesn't even know.


If they are this stupid, would you want them having the finger on a nuclear button or making crucial economic/foreign policies? Is this all that America has to offer? This is sad.
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Old 06-27-2011, 04:47 PM   #135
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From what I have read the media is twisting around what I think an earmark is in the first place. She asked for funds from her state for her state. Most earmarks I hear of is someone wanting federal funds to pay for their state pet projects. You don't here people calling them earmarks if someone ask for federal funds to pay for federal projects.
You're right in the sense that all earmarks have been portrayed as evil and that's just not the case. Bachmann's particular problem is that she guided nearly $250K in farm subsidies to her father-in-law's farm, which she's also a partner. I think somewhere in the neighborhood of $260K. Her filings show that a small portion of that may have gone to her. Nothing illegal or improper happened there, I'm sure. But she's just not the poster child for small government and fiscal responsibility that she so adamantly claims.

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