Michele Bachmann has not stumbled

I just finished reading a truly ignorant posting on TownHall.com by Victor Davis Hanson, about how we Republicans should “take our castor oil” and nominate Mitt Romney. Not only has his type of thinking led the Republican party to defeat time after time, but he makes a telling factual error in the piece.

He says: “Rep. Michele Bachmann once soared as the anti-Romney and then crashed when 90 percent of her statements seemed courageous and inspired — but 10 percent sounded kind of weird.” No, sorry Mr. Hanson. There was no “crashing” of the Bachmann campaign like there was with Rick Perry and Herman Cain. There was no flurry of controversy stirred up. What happened was that the day after her impressive victory in the Iowa straw poll, people were distracted over the excitement of Rick Perry entering the race. And your trying to portray it as “crashing” reveals that her boldness must make you uncomfortable with your timidity.

Michele Bachmann is a strong candidate who has shown resiliency and toughness in a variety of situations. Here, don’t take my word for it. Look at how deftly she handled her appearance “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” where she was treated so rudely. She showed great wit and grace. Look at the video posted toward the bottom of the page where they show Michele playing “one word” with Jimmy Fallon. And watch the video to the end, where you can see the respect accorded her by the journalists who were asked to comment on the appearance. They were asked, in turn, to describe Michele Bachmann in one word. Patricia Murphy said, “Brave. I give her a lot of credit for showing up there.” Sheri Jacobitz said, “Trailblazer. Michele Bachmann, like so many Republican women, like Condoleeza Rice, like Sarah Palin, like others, is a self-made woman. Does not have to come from a political family or marry into it or have family money. She’s her own woman.”

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7 Responses to Michele Bachmann has not stumbled

  1. Writer Chick says:

    I agree. This woman has been subjected to far more scrutiny than any other candidate and ironically she is the only one who doesn’t have skeletons in her closet to come tumbling out. Romney’s plan was the framework used for Obamacare, Perry has the Texas Dream Act, Herman has women coming out of the woodwork, Newt 2 ex wives, worked with Pelosi & Hilary and Ron Paul blames America for 9/11 and thinks Iran should have nukes – yet people fall all over themselves to defend these dudes – yet when Time put Michele on the cover and titled it Queen of Rage, the silence was deafening.

    I’m constantly told by other conservatives “I like Bachmann, but she isn’t a leader” (among other things) and that just floors me. The woman has crusaded against out of control spending, tarp, obamacare, dodd-frank, raising the debt ceiling and often was the lone voice. But she can’t lead? Really? Unfortunately, I think our brethren are buying into the view the women aren’t as capable as men.

    It’s a shame really.

    Writer Chick

    Comment by David Hall,
    Points well taken. Except I would disagree about Herman Cain. I don’t think he has skeletons but rather rabid enemies. He’s weak in the area of campaign skills to pull off a successful run for the presidency.

  2. David Crespo says:

    The Republican Party would be foolish in not considering Michele Bachmann for the nomination. She represents the TEA Party 100% and offers a clear and contrasting alternative.

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  4. Kathryn Iandoli says:

    Thank you for your article about Michele. I too read that article in Townhall today and like so many other articles and news stories, they claim that Bachmann crashed. She did not. She has been consistent and has not done anything different, still a proven fighter for conservative values and a woman of great honor with no surprises. It was the entrance of the savior of the GOP, Rick Perry, that changed the direction of the fickle voters. Of course, Perry didn’t hold up to the expectations of everyone and we have gone through one candidate after another. It’s time to go back to Bachmann again and quit pushing us to vote for who the media believe will be the only one to beat Obama, Romney. The media will not scrutinize him at all. They cover for him and now Newt, almost in desperation. Making so much out of Bachmann not knowing Elvis’s birthday, as if statements like that have anything to do with how someone will govern. Or giving her a hard time, because she tries to vet Perry or Cain in a debate, since the media won’t do it. She can win and will do very well in any debate against Obama.

    Comment by David Hall:
    Yes, the establishment media were clearly scared to death of Herman Cain and took him down. Too bad he doesn’t yet have the political skills to manage a baseless attacks like that – he’s a great man. But I doubt they’ll come after Newt like that until after the nominations. I do not think Obama would mind at all running against Newt as they feel he is as weak, maybe even weaker than Romney. So much baggage, so much to question, so many ethical compromises in his career, so little true courage, so willing to say what his audience wants to hear. We Republicans are forgiving, but once the Obama attack machine gears up, they will stir everything up and he’ll be toast, if he gets that far. Once the thoughful among us bring this up enough, he will fade as did Rick Perry.

  5. Great piece

    I will post and link to it from The Bachmann Cometh

  6. Ac95 says:

    We all should reconsider Bachmann she is great and probably our only hope.

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