Michele Bachmann Makes Official Announcement in Iowa
June 28, 2011 by righthook38
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made her official announcement and kickoff speech for President of the United States today, in Waterloo, Iowa. After her “informal” announcement during the New Hampshire presidential debates, her poll numbers began to move upward, and in the most recent Iowa poll, she is now ranked 2nd at 22%, just one point behind Romney. In addition, she has the highest “favorable” ratings among likely caucus voters. Obviously, it’s still early, and these numbers could certainly change, but its fair to say that she’s off to a pretty impressive start.
With Michele Bachmann being such a strong conservative, as well as a tea party favorite, it’s a sure bet that she is going to be attacked hard by the left. Just as the media continues to do with Sarah Palin, they are attempting to also paint Bachmann as being dumb and incapable of leading the country. This amounts to nothing more than the left’s disdain towards conservative women. They are attacked in ways that men would never be. Palin was constantly criticized for her clothes and hair, or for being a bad parent and using her kids as political props. Yesterday, in a Fox News Sunday interview, Chris Wallace asked Bachmann if she was a flake. Really? Did he ever ask Ron Paul if he was a flake? I typically like Wallace, but he was way off track on that question. I know he asked it because that is the accusation on the left, but he should have asked it in a different way. He did apologize for it, after severe criticism, but he would never have asked that question of a male candidate. That being said, this isn’t just a gender issue. It’s about her being a conservative. But there’s no getting around the fact that female candidates are treated differently.
As far as I’m concerned, Bachmann is an extremely strong candidate. For those who don’t follow politics, you can use this simple rule of thumb…..the most viciously attacked candidate is usually the most conservative. If the left and main stream media likes the candidate, RUN AWAY from him/her! Look at the current field. Who does the media like right now? Huntsman. Even Harry Reid has endorsed him….that alone would make me run away screaming. Huntsman is a moderate, who insists on being the “nice guy” in this race, refusing to attack Obama. That makes him unbeatable. Who are they attacking? Bachmann and Cain, the two conservatives that are running strong in the polls, behind only Romney, who is leading for only two reasons….he has a lot of money and has been considered “next in line” for the nomination. Romney touts himself as a conservative, but has some serious baggage, thanks to Romneycare. While he may be next in line, so was McCain, and he lost. It’s about true conservative credentials at this point. We need someone who can lead, and someone who is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with Obama. He is completely vulnerable right now. The economy is weak, the housing market is abysmal, and unemployment is still hovering around 9%. The Democrats refuse to propose a budget, and Obama has refused to get involved in talks regarding the debt ceiling until now. It took Republicans walking away from the table before Obama would step in, and odds are he won’t be putting forth much effort, given how little he was involved the last time.
I say all of that to say this…Michele Bachmann has a proven track record, as both a businesswoman and member of Congress. She has a genuine passion and vision for the future of the country, and she has the qualifications and experience to lead. And…she is ready to make Obama a one-term president. Who can argue with that??