Michele Bachmann in Iowa to "set the table" for 2012

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Bachmann's headed south of the (Minnesota) border.
Our very own Rep. Michele Bachmann is off to Des Moines today to break bread with Republican big wigs, "set the table" for the 2012 presidential election cycle, and remind everyone there that she's not really Minnesotan, she's Iowan.

Maybe she'll like it so much she stays there.

"I am the seventh generation of Iowans in my family. We came as early pioneers, some of the first people that tilled the soil," she said yesterday in an interview-free campaign commercial with the conservative National Review. "I want to go to Iowa because they, essentially, are the first precinct, if you will, of 2012."

She also said she wants to "set the table" for 2012, without saying whether that means she's a presidential candidate.

Bachmann's a pro at holding the floor. By coyly dancing around the question of whether she'll enter the 2012 race, which starts in Iowa and New Hampshire, she knows she's an irresistible media magnet. And when the cameras are on her, she gets free air time to rip Democrats and raise money. It's a win-win strategy.

National Review was happy to play along, reminding its audience at the outset that Bachmann was "keeping her options open," then goading her along with talk about the "urgent" need to fight socialism or something.

But, is she running?

The Iowa visit has all the trappings of a primary campaign. She'll huddle with Iowa's new GOP governor, Terry Branstad, party chair Matt Strawn, and Tea Party folks. She'll glad-hand her way through some coffee shops. And then she'll preach to the choir at Friday night's annual Iowans for Tax Relief gathering.

Whatever she does, reporters will follow, eager for another of her trademark outlandish and often dishonest soundbites.

Her foes will roll their eyes and wonder why voters don't care about facts anymore.

Her fans will swoon.


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LonCheney
LonCheney

I lean to the Conservative side but I couldn't take five seconds of Michelle. Debate her?Worried about debating her? There's not much there to debate! She appeals to the beer and football crowd just like T-Paw. Nothing else matters as long as they have beer and a stadium to drink it in. Lights are on but nobody's home syndrome. And why are you self proclaimed "Conservatives" reading CP anyway.....???? And I'm sure you all love Dub'ya but won't or can't admit that he hung out with the Taliban! I can't figure you out! Pray to God that your brain receives some sort of Stimulus sometime in your self absorbed lives!

Helm Matthews
Helm Matthews

The DNC will surely appreciate it if the Republicans nominate her.

wow
wow

Dick Burg...do you write about anything else?

Nigelpeeps
Nigelpeeps

Love it! I will vote for her. I love how she scares all the libs. The dont know how to debate her, so as usual, thye resort to calling her names and the typical scare tactics. Oh, this is going to be so fun.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

NO, HART VAN DICK BURG SCARES ME , WHAT A GUTTLESS LITTLE LIBERAL PUNK.ALL U ARE WORRIED ABOUT IS BACHMANN CAUSE U WISH U HAD A MOTHER WITH SOME BALLS..

old fashioned
old fashioned

This woman truly scares me. What scares me more is the fact that the public is following a group of politicians blindly, ignoring the truth, and not even asking or questioning their motives. We should all line up behind behind these politicians, and march to glory under their banner, for THEY know the way. I'm sorry, but it sounds far too fanatical to me. Hasn't this been done before?? Somewhere?? Look around and wake up.

Mmf99345
Mmf99345

Sounds like your mother didn't have the balls to teach you how to spell.

Are people like you really the outcome of Bachmann's rampage? If so, I don't think much else needs to be said. I'd rather debate this issue with a person who has some intellect and can argue facts rather than bash liberals with poor grammar.

You are a prime example of Bachmann's ignorance! Thank you for letting the world observe it firsthand!

Jer2peter3
Jer2peter3

(Hasn't this been done before?? Somewhere??)yeah in thats how obama got in I know frustrating right?

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