Bachmann to address Ralph Reed's 'Faith'
March 29th, 2011
11:23 AM ET
4 years ago

Bachmann to address Ralph Reed's 'Faith'

(CNN) - Add another pre-campaign stump to GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann's schedule. Ralph Reed, chairman of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, tweeted news Monday of Bachmann's confirmed attendance at the group's conference and strategy briefing to be held in D.C. on June 3-4.

Bachmann will address the conference, billed as a "top destination for conservative activists who want to learn how to beat the Left," according to the Faith and Freedom Coalition website. The third-term congresswoman is expected to announce a presidential exploratory committee in June, the first official step toward a presidential candidacy.

FFC is described as an organization committed to "mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens." Five presidential candidates have also confirmed attendance for the conference, according to JoAnne Reed, Director of Operations for the group and wife of Ralph Reed. An announcement for the final speaker's list and program, including the mystery attendees, is expected in the next two weeks.

Invited speakers include a who's who of potential GOP presidential candidates like former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. Breakout sessions cover topics from "The Future of the Tea Party Movement" and "Keys to Victory in 2012," to "Combating Liberal Media Bias."


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soundoff (27 Responses)
  1. Whammybar

    Go, Go, somebody gave you a shovel now just keep digging. Good Job!

    March 29, 2011 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  2. Rickster

    Bachmann, the former tax attorney and business owner would be a great choice for president. She has much more experience then the empty suit that currently takes up space in the white house and she understands that the intended role of the federal government is very limited...unlike the democrats who are destroying the country by thinking that the federal government should intrude on every aspect of our lives.

    March 29, 2011 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  3. anthony

    "where to go to learn how to beat the left?"

    How about learning how to beat UNEMPLOYMENT? OR SHIPPING JOBS OVERSEAS? or POVERTY?

    You guys are disgusting.

    March 29, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  4. notfooledbydistractions

    Boy, all the loons are trying to out-Christian eachother. But with each passing pander...I, as a voter, wander further and further away – over to the side of sanity. To the side that doesn't wear it's "Christianity" on it's sleeve and then act in un-Christian-like manner. You can keep these clowns and their so-called religion.

    March 29, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  5. Lynda/Minnesota

    "mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens."

    For these people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens, I would suggest a re-reading the New Testament. Preferably without the Michele Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty (and others) translation of hate, division, and convoluted ideas of God-given forgiveness and righteousness. Otherwise, they might just as well continue doing what they do best: pimping God for political votes and personal finances.

    March 29, 2011 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    That simply is asking the candidates to pander to the religious right, who are basically religious extremists.

    March 29, 2011 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Bachman and Palin's Traveling Circus has more stops than Barnum and Bailey's.

    March 29, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  8. GI Joe

    We've seen how they "win". They lie and spread it often and loudly thru the unintelligent hags in the R party - they tweet it - they facebook it - they hand out flyers to the ignorant and uneducated and get them riled up to believe the sky is falling.

    Great way to go thru this life, isn't it?? And all the while, the claim ONLY THEY are good little christians. What a crock. They can't take my intelligence away from me, and they can't force me to vote for their lies.

    March 29, 2011 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  9. sonny chapman

    Does Ralph Reed consider his "Faith" to be based on the teachings of a Hebrew carpenter who was put to death 2,000 years ago for uttering the words, and living his life of"Love thy enemies" ? Matthew 6,43.

    March 29, 2011 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  10. jimihudson@Hotmail.com

    I guess I shouldn't care, but "to" should be in place of "too". CNN, seriously, do you need copy editors who can speak and write intelligible English? If so, you have my e-mail address from signing in to leave a comment. Seriously, get it together.

    March 29, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  11. LovesIrony

    How about some Freedom FROM Faith?

    March 29, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  12. Pretzel Logic

    So it's about beating the "left" not doing anything to improve the country or solve its problems? Why am I not surprised.

    March 29, 2011 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  13. Dave

    Oh goody... Another right-wing sideshow hosted by and for idiots. You want a theocrac?/ Move to Iran...

    March 29, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "top destination for conservative activists who want to learn how to beat the Left,"

    More like "where not to be if you have a brain in your head, a decent education, accept facts and empirical evidence even when they are contrary to your preconceived notions and what you want to hear and, most of all, you don't really want to sit around and listen to a bunch of screeching under-educated ideologue ninnies complaining that the US isn't a Krischun theocracy."

    March 29, 2011 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  15. gar

    Sounds like a top destination for reactionary activists who want to learn how to destroy the American way of life.

    March 29, 2011 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  16. Joe The Plumber

    Faith and Freedom Coalition – that's presumptous! Conservatives just gotta wrap themselves in holier than thou language. Why not just say what what you mean – The We Are More American Than You Coalition – the WAMATY Coalition.

    March 29, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  17. B

    Most of these folks are the same ones that gave us all George Bush, not once, but twice.

    Sad

    March 29, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  18. dan

    Whos the Guest Speaker, Governor of Florida or Haley Barbour? A Medicare Swindler,or a racist?

    March 29, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    What is wrong with the GOP I knew as a kid. It is SIMPLE. They are bankrupt

    6 Degress of Desperation.

    Socially Bankrupt. Their way or the highway.
    Intellectually Bankrupt. Their cream is rising to the top.
    Morally Bankrupt. Look at their results.
    Politically Bankrupt. Listen to the rhetoric.
    Legally Bankrupt. They have corporate backers.
    Ethically Bankrupt. They have Newt as poster chiled.

    March 29, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  20. vet in texas

    So for the past 3 years the GOP has been forming to teach each other "how to beat the left"......why can't you do that based on what you stand for and how you'll govern while campaigning........because EVERYTHING you campaign on has been a proven failure, and the only people who believe you won't have enough numbers to beat the left in the poles.......I wish their followers would use the internet to look up the things that they tell them........but I just realized.....they tell you what you want to hear so you can meet up and yell against the Obama/Reid/Pelosi machine........reminds me when Dorothy realized who the wizard actuallly was........have a Koch and a smile and have a seat Bachmann. You'll laugh at your donors all the way to the bank when your campaign will be done on the cheap so you'll have leftovers to add to your account. America beware of the people who look like you, tell you what you want to hear, and speak of vouchers and privitization......ALEC needs you so they can purchase a new summer home in Arizona

    March 29, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  21. sparky

    "top destination for conservative activists who want to learn how to beat the Left,"

    by praying hard and picking a moron to represent them???

    March 29, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  22. Michael

    It's admirable that Michelle would talk about her faith and how it influences her politics. But like the democrats fall short on the abortion issue, republicnas fall short when it comes to helping those who are in need. You cannot worship the dollar and God. Choose one.

    March 29, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  23. Emerson

    Breakout sessions cover topics from "The Future of the Tea Party Movement" and "Keys to Victory in 2012," to "Combating Liberal Media Bias."

    Why not some really informative breakout session topics like "How to read a Book", "The Basics of Critical Thinking" and "How to Determine When that Tingle at the End of your Nose is From the RIng of Propoganda Leading You Down the Primrose Path"?

    March 29, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  24. Big Al

    I would love to see a Bachman-Reed ticket in 2012. Abortion completely outlawed. Forced attendance to church. No immigrants. No taxes. Forced allegiance to our nation. All jobs requiring tie and jacket. All drugs and alcohol banned. Capital punishment for all crimes.

    March 29, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  25. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Oh, and speaking of Bachmann's presidential pipedreams.....plese add my name to the ever-growing list of Americans from all political persuasions that felt, and thought that our President was ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING in his speech and demeanor last night.

    Sorry Michelle, but you have to wake up sooner rather than later.

    March 29, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
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