Bachmann ‘Not Ready’ To Endorse Candidate

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — One of the The biggest local political stories this week is the announcement by Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann that she will run for re-election in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District.

Bachmann dropped out of the Presidential race earlier this month after a poor showing in Iowa. Now that Herman Cain has endorsed Newt Gingrich there is speculation about who Bachmann might endorse.

Sunday morning, speaking with CBS’s Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation,” she refused to say who that might be.

“I reserve the right to endorse someone but at this point I have not made a decision about endorsing any one of the candidates,” she said. “We are still in the process and I really truly do, Bob, want to be a unifying person in this party.”

Political analyst Larry Jacobs of the Humphrey Institute said Bachmann may be holding off announcing an endorsement for “drama’s sake.”

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  • A Constituent

    Just go away… we need to recuperate from the embarrassment you have caused this state….

    • Another Constituent

      I’m with you. Hopefully our fellow voters aren’t stupid enough to elect her AGAIN!

  • Crazy Joe

    She is still mad because the other GOP candidates put her in her place, she is such a silly little dumb girl.No offense against women, just cant stand her.

    • another chick

      No offense taken – just because we have the same anatomy doesn’t mean women necessarily like her

  • dan

    Who ever she endorses, I will vote against, she needs to go back to Iowa and STAY there

    • Michelle Rocks

      She can go back after I mushroom stamp her.

    • BadMedicine Beetchmann

      Whomever she endorses will have been slapped with the Kiss of Death
      I’d even rather have that Alaskan freak give me a thumbs up – mainly since she no longer sucking on the taxpayer teat. If you stupid enough to support her realty garbage or whatnot – that’s your mistake.
      When the morons in the 6th elect the MN TBagger taxpayer ho-ho they getting into all of our wallets. That I no likey ;(

  • Dax Quatemaine

    Glad for her that one person takes her seriosly. She is a lauhging stock to most all. Obamas foreign policy accomodation??? Site an example.

    • Delores

      Laughing stock – this state is already the laughing stock of the nation – a state that elected Jesse Ventura and Al Franken, it can not get any worse than that.

      • Tom

        @ Delores

        I know people like you not do like people who use common sense and speak in complete sentences, and not speak the language of conservatives which is jibberish. And the other biggest laughing stock we just got rid of is ex-gov T-Paw!

  • G Dog

    Can’t wait for the “Kiss of Death”.

    • ed

      Precisely – please please please endorse ONE of those morons. Don’t care who.

  • Werek Dain

    Derek you are absolutely correct!
    Here’s the clear voice that MB has spoken with…
    http://www. politifact. com/personalities/michele-bachmann/

  • Craig


  • Tom

    @ Derek

    Well if Bachmann speaks in the clearest voice why she still not in the race? She was shown the door by the Social Conservatives when they found another nut they liked better and that was Rick Perry and he didn’t last long either. Do you think that out of the 4 candidates left that any of them are waiting to be endorsed by the nutty Michelle Bachmann? Doubt it!

    As far as Foreign Policy of accomodation who got Bin Laden which is why we went to war in the Middle East to begin wasn’t it? But some how conservatives declared Mission Accomplished after they got Hussein. He has killed more terriosts than Bush did.

    There is nothing wrong with apologizing. Yes during the 8 years of Bush the Conservatives were talking big, we can do what we want to whom ever we want and if you don’t like it tough.

    Appeasing Radical Islam? Who is he appeasing? The Middle East has Radical Islam like this country has the Radical Religious Right and the GOP appeases them.

  • center of left and right

    She is to the Republicans what Al Frankin is to the Democrats. A couple of brainless extremist that only further to divide our country. By the volume of negative replies about her here, it is obvious this is a far left “news” site. Too bad we can not get back to news organizations reporting the news, instead of trying to poloraize people to create it.

    • Tom

      @ center of left and right

      Comparing Bachmann to Frankin is stretch! If you comparing to when they speak that is not even a contest Frankin wins that hands down. Bachmann has done more to try and divide this country has with her social views. How many pledges has Bachmann signed recently? And how many has Franin signed recently? Can you name one thing that people are wrong about her?

    • Hey Zeus

      At least Franken has an intact frontal cortex. Bachmann seems to be missing hers. God did, however, talk to Michelle and not to Franken so I guess she’s got that going for her. Shelley….Minnesota’s own chosen one!

    • Gordon

      Please enlighten me on what comments Al Franken has made in office that are outrageous as what Bachman has made..

  • getaclue

    who cares

  • Mike Jacobson

    By appeasement do you mean the demise of bin Laden and other radicals? the rescue of American hostages in Islamist countries, the oil embargo’s on Iran? The constant military strikes on Taliban militants? Derek you are the mouthpiece who should quickly think before opening it.

  • Tom

    Dear WCCO….LET IT GO!!! No one gives a rats a$$ what this clown thinks! Why Why Why do you have to keep reminding us of her!?

  • Jay

    Its a gaurantee that whomever she decides to endorse, I WONT be voting for that person! The woman hasnt got any brains. How she EVER got elected in the first place is beyond me. Go back to Iowa where you belong.

  • MB Endorsement = Kiss of Death

    The rest of the (soon to be) GOP losers all just gasped “thank God!”

  • Little Tin God

    She want’s to make sure who the actual nominee will be before “endorsing” him. She’s hoping to pull a Sarah Palin and be picked for VP.

  • Not impressed up North

    Her and Pawlenty should join forces, start their own ticket.
    Dumb and Dumber!

    • Correcting up North

      Let me correct my grammar. She and Pawlenty!

  • richard

    I find it incomprehensible that bachmann would run for another term. This after abandoning the people of Mn. for what 1 1/2 years to “save the country” from the democrats (and moderate republicans). I have always wondered how the people of her district could elect her. If they go for her again, I would astounded! Final thought, who cares who she will endorse.

  • OneOfTheWatchers

    Why can’t she just disappear. I watched Face the Nation this morning…the stupid talking head still cannot answer a question directly. I pray for all you MN’s. “Chootzpa”, Eewoo Jama”….please! The woman is brainless.

  • Swamp Rat

    Good Grief! She holding off endorsing the GOP candidate until when? What candidate wants her endorsement or her waiting for an appointment in the new GOP White House etc.?

    When asked if she was a Tea Party leader Bachmann replied that she was head of the House Tea Party Caucus. Well election sports fans I don’t hear any other Tea Partier coming to her support. Too bad she is going to make an election mockery of the new gerrymandered 4th District when the courts rule upon it. Who knows, maybe Jesse V might take another shot at politics since he will live in this new district. Now that would be a fun election circus match-up!

    Hopefully and mercifully Bachmann will retire to her Stillwater digs and lead a quiet existentialist life. [chuckle]

  • Sandra Tampax

    The Minnesota slate will remain the joke of the nation, not unlike Alaska with the mutt they have there, until this human POS is flushed away

  • A Voter

    If she waits long enough she is sure to pick a winner.
    She can save her self a lot of time by endorsing Obama now.

  • Murph

    The girl can’t even pick her nose ! Many have tried to pick her brain,but couldn’t find one! She should have them all line up and watch them duck out of the way when she points!Romney already has to explain having a creep like Pawlenty on his staff! So one of the other stooges really should recieve the Bachmann hex.Newt is too tubby to duck,so pick him Michele!

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