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January 4, 2012
10:29 // 2 years ago
Bachmann to drop out this morning, “doesn’t see a way forward”
While she remained confident last night, it sounds like the Tea Party stalwart could be ready to let realism set in. On top of canceling a trip to South Carolina, Michele Bachmann has a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. EST (which we’ll cover), but The National Journal got a bit of a preview this morning: A campaign spokesperson says Bachmann “doesn’t see a way forward in her campaign for the GOP nomination for president and will make an announcement to that effect this morning.” He stopped short of saying she’d be dropping out, but there are certainly lines to read between here. Update: The National Journal is now saying that Bachmann will suspend her campaign. Wow, that was fast. (Photo via Gage Skidmore on Flickr) source
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While she remained confident last night, it sounds like the Tea Party stalwart could be ready to let realism set in. On top of canceling a trip to South Carolina, Michele Bachmann has a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. EST (which we’ll cover), but The National Journal got a bit of a preview this morning: A campaign spokesperson says Bachmann “doesn’t see a way forward in her campaign for the GOP nomination for president and will make an announcement to that effect this morning.” He stopped short of saying she’d be dropping out, but there are certainly lines to read between here. Update: The National Journal is now saying that Bachmann will suspend her campaign. Wow, that was fast. (Photo via Gage Skidmore on Flickr) source

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10:23 // 2 years ago
Perry says he will go back to Texas and reassess his candidacy. That’s big news. But he looks relieved in a way. If you out-spend your opponents by this vast amount and come in fifth, you really need to drop out. And it looks as if he will.
Andrew Sullivan’s take on Rick Perry, who plans to head back to Texas to reconsider whether he wants to keep running for president. Bachmann, however, is still in the race.
0:11 // 2 years ago
January 3, 2012
22:17 // 2 years ago

offthebusiowa:

westdesmoineseyesandears:

William Temple of  Brunswick, Ga., is at Michele Bachmann’s campaign headquarters at the West Des Moines Marriott wearing a Revolutionary War-era costume that he wears to Tea Party events and historical re-enactments around the country. He’s a pastor at a Brunswick Church and a Bachmann supporter.

#TricornerStyle

… Mallory Alexis at the Iowa of the Tiger Tumblr identifies the same man as“Button Gwinnet,” which Wikipedia identifies as a Georgia rep at the first Continental Congress. I’m not sure they had laminated press passes at that one, though.

This guy wears a Revolutionary War getup while campaigning. We wear a beard hat while blogging:

Clearly, we win, weirdo.

(Source: westdesmoineseyesandears, via offthebusiowa)

22:13 // 2 years ago
I hope that people will go to the polls and forget all the media people that say this one can’t go on or that one doesn’t have the money, because this is the process, and if we don’t let the process happen — I just think it’s so unfair and I hope that people will vote their conscience.
Michele Bachmann • Offering a strong defense of letting people make up their own minds in Iowa. Bachmann is banking on such sentiment — she’s far behind her rivals in the polls and even longtime supporters, like Sarah Palin, are suggesting she quit the race. In related good timing, Bachmann dropped this line in reference to Margaret Thatcher, currently the subject of a Meryl Streep biopic: “My goal is to be America’s iron lady.” Would she make a good Iron Lady for the U.S.? Do Americans need one of those? source (viafollow)
10:53 // 2 years ago
January 2, 2012
20:29 // 2 years ago
January 1, 2012
firthofforth:

quickhits:

Bachmann pins all her hopes on an unregistered voter.

When the divine is the one who tells you to run, this sort of thing makes sense.

She better hope that Jesus likes corn and has nowhere better to be on Tuesday.

firthofforth:

quickhits:

Bachmann pins all her hopes on an unregistered voter.

When the divine is the one who tells you to run, this sort of thing makes sense.

She better hope that Jesus likes corn and has nowhere better to be on Tuesday.

19:05 // 2 years ago
December 29, 2011

iPad workaround of the day: A while back, Michele Bachmann made a pledge not to use teleprompters when making speeches if she were president, a somewhat questionable criticism of Obama, who makes a lot of speeches. However, this morning, she found an alternate route to reading something: The iPad. In this clip, the presidential candidate reads off an iPad, which might as well be a portable teleprompter. Sigh …

EDIT: Deleted a phrase because the grammar police is out tonight, for all intents and purposes.

21:34 // 2 years ago
Kent Sorenson personally told me he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign. Kent campaigned with us earlier this afternoon and went immediately afterward to a Ron Paul event and announced he is changing teams. Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I?’, then he told me he would stay with our campaign. The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions.
Michele Bachmann • Trying to explain the late-stage defection of campaign co-chair Kent Sorenson, who yesterday jumped to the Ron Paul camp. In trying to explain this situation, which carries a big political cost to her already sub-tier candidacy, Bachmann is leveling a pretty loaded claim. It’s also one that Sorenson has flatly denied — he says the conversation Bachmann recounts never happened. source (viafollow)
13:43 // 2 years ago