Bachmann’s Speech In Iowa Sounded Like That of a Candidate for President

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Bookmark and Share Michele Bachmanns recent high profile visit to Iowa to address a group called Iowans for Tax Relief, helped generate a slew of headlines suggesting that she was dipping her toes into the Republican presidential pool. Now in the wake of her Friday evening speech, it can be said that even though she assures reporters that her appearance in Iowa has nothing to do with personal ambitions” , it can also be said that she didnt sound like someone who wasnt running.

Bachmann claims that she is merely trying to insure that the right issues are addressed in 2012. As such, her impassioned speech to the fiscally conservative tax group did touch upon some of those issues. At one point, she warned the audience that the United States is like a ship steering itself directly in to the iceberg that we see ahead. She spoke of the need to get our fiscal house in order and to tackle specifics such as the repeal of Obamacare.

But the speech was one that was light on detail and heavy on imagery that was based on the story of Bachmanns Norwegian ancestors who risked it all to start a new life in America and helped build this nation up with nothing more than determination and a dream. Bachman declared they did not come here for the promise of a federal handout. They came here to live in this land of limitless opportunity.

She went on to say We are beneficiaries of their courage and I am determined to move the promise of America forward and warned the audience that it is her firm belief that America is under attack from a threat greater than ever before..a cloud of debt.

In what was a nearly 45 minute speech, the Congresswoman offered an historical foundation for what she called our self correcting country. She told those in attendance that they, are that self correcting country and that they, not the politicians are responsible our nations fate. The answer is not with our political figures, as Lincoln told us, it is with you. said Bachmann.

All of this boiled down to a point which called upon voters to focus on electing people who will help us reduce spending, pay off our debt, address the entitlement mentality and get our fiscal house in order by recapturing the spirit of our nations founders.

The address was compelling and spirited, laced with humor and a very personal touch that helped Bachmann connect with the voters in attendance. In the end, it was the type of speech that sounded very presidential. In fact, right out of the gate, Bachmanns introductory remarks sounded like those of a candidate. She started off by reinforcing her Iowa roots which were established in Waterloo where she was born and raised. At times her gushing praise of Iowans credited them with being the nicest, best looking and smartest people of all. She even went to lengths that practically belittled her current home state in front of the conservative Republican audience as she jokingly stated Weve produced a lot up in Minnesota. Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, Walter Mondale, Paul Wellstone and even Al Franken. She continued But weve also given you Post-It Notes and Spam, so I guess it balances out.”

In the final analysis, whether her chances are realistic or not, Michele Bachmann’s foray into Iowa, left her foot in the door to a possible run in 2012 or maybe beyond. And from the reception that she received from those in attendance, it looked as though some Iowa Caucus goers would seriously consider caucusing for her if she did run.

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Bachmann Heads to Iowa and Remains Coy About Her Presidential Intentions

Bookmark and Share Later this month, conservative Minnesota Congresswoman and TEA Party favorite, Michele Bachmann, will be the keynote speaker at an Iowa Republican fundraiser. Being the headliner at such an event in the first in the nation caucus state, has fueled speculation about a possible 2012 run for President by 54 year old Bachmann.

When asked about her possible presidential candidacy, the Congresswomans Chief of Staff stated that nothing was off the table.

When pressed further Bachmans office refused to say when the Congresswoman would make a decision but they made it clear that the likely candidacy of fellow Minnesotan, former Governor Tim Pawlenty, will not effect her decision.

During 2010 Bachman already made several trips to Iowa, her birthplace, and her Chief of Staff pointed out that although they will not reveal the Congresswomans travel schedule,people can expect to see her in other early caucus states.

In her 2010 race for reelection to a third term in the House , Bachmann broke fundraising records as she hauled in more than $11 million dollars, proving that he she has some solid support out there. But for Bachmann to run for President, she would be giving up a pretty secure seat in the House for a very insecure future in politics. Currently there is talk about her running against incumbent Senator Amy Klobuchar in 2012. But that to is a big risk. Although Minnesota is not quite as liberal as often assumed, it is not exactly the bastion of TEA Party conservatism that Representative Bachmann is at her best in.

For now though, Bachmann can only gain some stature by letting her name be tossed around as a possible future President and many pundits are relishing the thought of debates that include Sarah Palin and Bachmann on the same stage. In the end, all the speculation of a Bachmann candidacy is most likely more fun than realistic——at least in 2012.

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