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Questions raised about Bachmann's campaign style

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  1. outsider
    Member

    If she keeps up the kind of campaining outlined in this story, I'm thinking she may fizzle out sooner rather than later.

    http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/08/16/7390323-questions-raised-about-bachmanns-campaign-style

    Posted on August 17, 2011 - 10:57 AM #
  2. Andy_brown
    Member

    The word hyperbole seems appropriate. It seems that the more glorified and magnified that a politician describes themselves and their accomplishments, the more inaccurate their diatribe becomes.

    Posted on August 17, 2011 - 11:05 AM #
  3. NoParty
    Member

    Move to the other side

    Posted on August 17, 2011 - 11:14 PM #
  4. Master of Disaster
    Member

    Questions raised about posting ability of PDXRadio users! story during drive-time on the "NewsRadio Afternoon News." :)

    Posted on August 18, 2011 - 09:46 AM #
  5. jeffreykopp
    Member

    According to the liberal website Think Progress, Bachmann, whose grasp of history on the trail at times has been somewhat shaky, said during a radio interview Thursday that Americans today are mindful of the threat posed by a rising U.S.S.R., which, like Elvis, left the building a long, long time ago.

    “What people recognize is that there’s a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union and our loss militarily going forward,” Bachmann said on conservative activist Jay Sekulow’s show. “And especially with this very bad debt ceiling bill, what we have done is given a favor to President Obama, and the first thing he’ll whack is 500 billion out of the military defense at a time when we’re fighting three wars. People recognize that.”

    http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-bachmann-soviet-20110819,0,7989785.story

    Posted on August 19, 2011 - 05:55 PM #
  6. paulwalker
    Member

    Oh, good Gawd. I said this earlier, but she is worse than Palin. How this person continues to even show up in polls is beyond me.

    Posted on August 19, 2011 - 06:26 PM #
  7. Andrew
    Member

    I'm guessing Bachmann understands that the Soviet Union collapsed twenty years ago and just made a gaffe. She's probably had a grueling campaign schedule. Cut her a break - there are plenty of legitimate reasons to criticize her - say, for her radical position on many issues (e.g. not raise the debt ceiling and let US default, just for starters).

    Posted on August 19, 2011 - 06:45 PM #
  8. paulwalker
    Member

    Are you serious, Andrew? Or am I missing your sarcasm. Gaffe after gaffe after gaffe. At some point, this is a sign she is not fit for any political office. One or two are acceptable, but someone outlined scores of them in another thread. I have been watching politics for many decades, and she is the worst I have ever seen on so many levels.

    Posted on August 19, 2011 - 06:47 PM #
  9. Andrew
    Member

    I agree that she's not fit for political office. But I don't fault her for this "Soviet Union" gaffe. I think she's actually a lot smarter than Palin.

    Every candidate makes his/her share of gaffes - such as Obama once claiming there were 57 states...

    (On the other hand, the "Happy Birthday Elvis" gaffe this week - now *THAT* was funny!!!!)

    Posted on August 19, 2011 - 06:49 PM #