Bachmann Tells Supporters She’s Staying In Race

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Michele Bachmann told a small group of supporters Tuesday night that she’s staying in the presidential race as the only true conservative who can defeat the sitting president, despite a bleak showing in the Iowa caucuses.

The Minnesota congresswoman was running in last place among six candidates as returns came in from the nation’s first Republican presidential nominating contest. But she told an anemic crowd of just a few dozen supporters, “There are many more chapters to be written on the path to our party’s nomination.”

“I believe that I am that true conservative who can and who will defeat Barack Obama in 2012,” she said.

“What we need is a fearless conservative, one with no compromises on their record on spending on health care on crony capitalism on defending America on standing with our ally Israel,” she said.

Shortly before Bachmann spoke, her campaign manager suggested she might leave the race. Asked if he could say with certainty whether she would go forward with her candidacy, Bachmann campaign manager Keith Nahigian told The Associated Press in a telephone interview, “I don’t know yet.”

He added, “It’s hard to tell, but everything is planned.”

But shortly thereafter he said she was going “full steam” ahead.

Bachmann’s showing was a sharp turn after she finished in first place in the Iowa GOP’s summer straw poll.

Before the voting began, she traveled to the backyard of her childhood to make her final appeal for support, imploring voters in her native Iowa to “reclaim our country.” But the caucus site was hardly unified. Bachmann would need more than hometown connections to pull back into contention.

“I feel sorry for her,” said Randy Herod, a retired business consultant. “She’s real nice, but this isn’t her time.”

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  • G Dog

    I do believe that miracles happen.

    Not this time, Michele. After you get creamed in Iowa, please take it as a sign from above.

  • Bye bye

    “All the seeds we have sown ….. ”
    The weetch ate every seed in the state she could get her lips around and it still won’t be 2% lmao

    • Bye

      The pitiful Red Tailed Michele Bachmann was thrown to the pigs by her own devils
      I want you to stay out the gurl ……. keep us laughing and the jokes a comin’ to the Weiny State. We got the Twins, we got Purple Mutts, and we got The Red Tailed Beetch ! A run of 100% MN Losers. yipppppppppeeeeeeee

  • The Jig Is Up

    Gurl, it is SO OVER.

  • Sick of MB up North

    Pack yer shi* and git!

  • b

    she does she know about running a country actually what does a republican know about running a country besides giving the rich more money and giving corporations tax breaks

    • Don't Tread on Me

      Ahh, the all too common short-sighted liberal argument. Never ceases to amaze me how little they will search for a comprehensive answer. The most convenient answer is always subject to change when you realize the bigger picture.

      • Pity ya Don't

        They rounded her UP to 5% —— you indeed are dead on. She knows nothing and the “home state” knew it too.
        Are ya per chance a 6th District Lobotomy Job? ;-)

  • venomseo
  • ?

    how come every time I see her name and read her comments I have to go take a dump?

    • That's a good one


  • tan pup

    Wait folks – she could be talking about using the “Putin” method.

  • well

    I really think she is mentally challenged.

    • Dr.

      LOL. That’s an insult to that particular population. I would put a flat out mental illness diagnosis on this one. Something like, schizoaffective disorder secondary to grandiose delusions, NOS.

  • Ace

    I wonder if there will be an earthquake, flood and tornado if she loses?

  • See BS

    Michelle Bachmann is the butt of jokes on all the late shows,Jimmy Fallon, David Lettermann, Leno, Conan, Saturday Night Live and so on.

    Of course Fascist media corporations don’t want us to take Herman Cain and Michelle Bachmann seriously.

    • frankie

      @ SayBS. The media does not want a dictator. Dictators are generally unfriendly to media types so therefore media cannot be fascist. Now if you look at the evangelicals you might could make a fascist claim as there is little tolerance for thinking outside of their narrow lines.

      • See BS

        Corporate media control over our election process and public opinion is Fascism.

        Lenin was a news paper journalist and he killed 10 million people. Benito Mussolini was a news paper journalist too.

        Adolph made movies like “Triumph of the Will” and employed mass broadcasts on Television.

        • snowfire

          MB covered Iowa in person, for several months and the results tonight are a direct reflection of her in person efforts in front of her own party in the state she was born in… didn’t have anything to do with the corporate media, fascism, Lenin, Mussolini or Adolph. What’s next on your list, voter fraud?

          • See BS

            You missed my point — I’m saying she has been the butt of jokes on all the National TV shows for the past year more than anyone.

            Of course she’s a joke

    • Yes

      She’s the brunt in all places and earned every bit of it too.
      Cain – well, the prince of abusers has taken his rightful place. proof there is a God at that. ;-)

  • Truth be

    what she is really – Butt UGLY

  • debby

    SURPRISE BACHMANN…we don’t want you…please STAY in Iowa when this is finished, since you love it so.

  • Give me Liberty

    I just love Michelle because she bugs liberals so much.

    • Iconoclast

      When a crazy person of limited intellect is in Washington representing you I think it’s ok to feel a little bugged by that.

      • Dr.

        George II?

    • go michele

      I love her because she’s the right “man” for the job, and her g@y husband is the right woman to be first lady.

    • frankie

      A powerless windbag does not bother liberals. I would rather think the liberals want to keep her around to keep the GOP fractured and spending tons of money on primaries. “Give me ” must be one of the handout takers.

      • @frankie

        how about when this powerless POS bothers us Republicans ?
        are you truly an idiot or just acting like one?

  • Lori

    I want her to stay in the race. The longer she does, the longer she stays away from MN. Nothing could be better! I can’t wait to see her shrivel into a blubbering pool. Like the wizard of Oz!

  • Incredulous1

    The only surprise here is that ANYONE considers her a Presidential candidate at all.

    Obama O12!

  • Kevin

    Wow…so many castarated liberals…so little time… know youd all smack that as*! Even lori and debby get squishy!!!!!

    • Kevin

      Sorry…..I have a cold and accidentally took a pill meant for my dog. Rrrrrrr………rrrrrrr…..

  • Cindy

    Thank God for Michele Bachmann and people like her who can save this great country.

  • AWOLGolfer

    I still can’t get over that she had the stones to compare herself to Margaret Thatcher. Listen Mickey, you will never be able to hold a candle to Margaret!

  • Rockford

    This is the person who would like to be in charge of reviewing our national security and then making a reasonable determination of what the signs are pointing to? Yikes!!

  • newcraft

    7:55 p.m. and Fox News projecting Michele will be LAST. Not a joke. First time I’ve seen someone predicted to be last place. By a conservative media outlet, no less. And 5 minutes before the official votes were to start coming in.

    I project we’ll hear her drop out later tonight or tomorrow.

  • Surprise!!!

    She’ll be the one with the surprise. Surprised that she’ll be sent packing back to her district. Fear not, she’ll still be pleasantly delusional.

  • The Truth

    She is absolutely correct! I am surprised by the results so far. A month ago I never would have predicted Santorum would be leading. That’s good news for Obama, since he doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hades of winning a general election.

  • Crazy Joe

    She has it right this time, GOD told her he made Marcus gay and she was surprised GOD has a better sense of humor than she does.

  • crazyassnuts

    I like her because she makes me look smart! ouch!

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