Bachmann: Media wants a 'mud wrestling fight' with Palin
June 29th, 2011
10:28 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann: Media wants a 'mud wrestling fight' with Palin

Daniel Island, South Carolina (CNN) - Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann claimed Wednesday that the media is rooting for a catfight between her and Sarah Palin.

"They want to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight, and I am not going to give that to them," Bachmann told a voter Wednesday who asked about her relationship with the former Alaska governor.

The Minnesota congresswoman praised Palin and said there is room in the Republican presidential race for any candidate.

"This race is wide open and we can accommodate all the candidates who want to come in," she said.

She urged Republicans to unite behind "the ultimate goal" of defeating President Barack Obama in 2012.

"We are going to stick together and see this thing through," she said.

Bachmann's question-and-answer session in Daniel Island, a suburb of Charleston, seemed to make an impression on the more than 200 voters who showed up.

"You make me tingle Michele!," one audience member shouted.

"Live free or die!," she yelled back. "That's what they say in New Hampshire."


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Sarah Palin
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  1. maine liberal

    That damn liberal media only cares about looks:

    GOP Web Ad Touts Red 'Hot' Republican Women Alongside Democratic 'Dogs'
    The Republican Party of Minnesota's fifty-sixth Senate district is out with a new web video firing an unusual line of attack: women affiliated with the GOP are hotter than their Democratic counterparts.

    June 29, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. JAB62

    Maybe you wake up Rick

    June 29, 2011 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  3. Four and The Door

    Chas in Iowa
    ...Cut the garbage and lets get down to issues. The GOP wants to balance the economy on the backs of the middle class.
    __________________________________________________________________________________________________
    ...and Obama is holding up signing 3 Free Trade Agreements which everyone agrees will create more American jobs because the AFL-CIO Union wants the government to also pay for jobs training. Obama is for the Union bosses, not the American worker or the unemployed. This is what he does, not what he says.

    Republicans are trying to put Americans back to work, but Obama would rather support the big union bosses.

    June 29, 2011 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. GOP = Greed Over People

    "They want to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight, and I am not going to give that to them,"

    Two GIRLS?

    Well that would preclude both you miss botox bachmann and sagging rack Sarah.

    June 29, 2011 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  5. Ken

    Forget Palin! – She is SOOOO yesterday's news and she knows it! That's why she is always trying to steal the limelight from other people.

    June 29, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    She's got it.........that is exactly what the media wants. What could be better then 2 female candidates to mock and make fun of, for the media entertainment industry. (You might notice, I did not say "NEWS", as the media stopped being about news long ago.)

    June 29, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. Busted2010

    @Four and The Door – Um, did you just wake up from a ten year nap. Unfair trade deals have killed jobs in the US, unemployment will not go down until we balance our trade deals w/other countries. Providing jobs and skills training for those affected by the 3 trade deals you reference is rational and common sense, Americans are sick and tired of losing jobs for the benefit of the few and the interests of a single lobby group, the chamber of commerce. Pull your head from the dirt man, or just turn of Fox news.

    June 29, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    Setting up the "victim" card I see. You learned well from the twitta from Wasilla. Too bad it won't work. what a fool this women is. No we do not want to see them mud wrestle. What people want are actual answers and proposals for the country. NOT your typical "Obama this. Obama that" tripe. What are you going to do that deserves your election???? Since you're a simpleton that couldn't debate your way out of a paper bag, we'll have to do with your red-meat drivel for the sheep to devour.

    June 29, 2011 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  9. cf

    So she admits the ultimate goal is defeating Obama? What about JOBS?? Healthcare? The economy? Wars? This lunatic just actually admitted that all the right cares about is defeating Obama and to hell with everybody, and morons still support her.

    June 29, 2011 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  10. Dave

    Tony 14-0. "Just amazes me how the Left fears these two women so much. Just goes to show that no matter what Liberals say, strong women are not in their DNA. Look at how the mashed Hiliary. Young women should look up to the likes of Michelle, Sarah and Nikki. Look at what they accomplished and didn't whine once about inequality. They just fought hard and won."
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    You should get your head examined. We don't fear them. We laugh at them!

    June 29, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  11. JAB62

    Tony 14-0

    Just amazes me how the Left fears these two women so much. Just goes to show that no matter what Liberals say, strong women are not in their DNA. Look at how the mashed Hiliary. Young women should look up to the likes of Michelle, Sarah and Nikki. Look at what they accomplished and didn't whine once about inequality. They just fought hard and won.

    Really? I don't want my daughter looking up to those two idiots. She's a Med student and needs her brain, thanks.

    June 29, 2011 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  12. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    The left wing media is ALWAYS baiting the Republican candidates. About time it was called out and told people to stick it.

    June 29, 2011 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
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