Bachmann: Romney will have an 'open ear' to conservatives
April 26th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann: Romney will have an 'open ear' to conservatives

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has yet to formally endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, but she said Thursday that it's only a matter of time.

"I haven't come out with an endorsement, but I have said that I want my voice to be a voice of unity and that's my goal," Bachmann said during an afternoon appearance on Mike Huckabee's radio show. "It appears that our nominee is Mitt Romney and I will get behind that nominee."

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For several months last year during her presidential bid, Bachmann was the standard-bearer for the grassroots wing of the Republican Party that was skeptical of Romney and his establishment leanings, if not completely opposed.

But Bachmann said the choice between Romney and President Barack Obama is a no-brainer for conservatives.

"I will pull in and help to unify our party," Bachmann said. "This is it. We have got to come together. Because this is the year when we make Barack Obama a one-term president."

Bachmann expressed confidence that conservatives, including tea party activists and Evangelical Christians, will have an ally in the Oval Office if Romney wins in November.

"We will see an open ear from Mitt Romney," Bachmann said. "So far, he has proved to be a person who listens. That's what we need, a nominee who listens."

Bachmann will appear on CNN's "The Situation Room" Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Bill

    Thank goodness this reprobate will lose her seat in Congress in November. The Mouth that Roared. What a joke.

    April 26, 2012 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  2. Gurgyl

    Very sad GOP thugs in America, no morale, no ethics. Republicans are doom.

    April 26, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. Martha in CF

    Why doesn't the woman endorse him now? What is the difference? Oh, I suppose she is waiting for a VP invite first.....

    April 26, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    There! Aha! Bachman will be the VP pick. She'd be the perfect Yang to Romney's Yin. Besides, she's never authored a piece of legislation that has come to the House floor for a vote in her life.

    April 26, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    If MIttens were smart, it would be "thanks but get away from me Michelle"

    April 26, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. Devon

    All deese pubs now be gettin wit da Bishop. Its game on wit da Bishop vs Daley. King Tabby & Co vs team Cool Breeze Prez & Mayor Daley. Let da show begin.

    April 26, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  7. WireweirdinSF

    Oh and CNN Political Ticker has a story about Bachman. The racist, anti feminist, bigots of the left will soon be writing their demeaning, degrading things about her. Yet Political Ticker and CNN have still not said anything about Debby Wasserman Schultz whining about Romney not releasing his tax returns while she refuses to release hers. Such a story would point out the hypocrisy of the democrat liberals and that is something the liberally biased mainstream press will never do. So go ahead and take your shots at Bachman dope smoking welfare frauds.

    April 26, 2012 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  8. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Looney Bachman is still delusional. Wait until the Anybody but Mitt McCain convention in Tampa.

    April 26, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  9. carrotroot

    Romney is quickly waffling his way to the political center, just this week he's endorsed Obama's call to re-authorize the student loan bill without even putting forth a unique plan of his own. Now he's considering embracing Rubio's amnesty plan for illegals a complete 180 from what he said on the trail.

    April 26, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  10. anotherGDlefty

    Sorry to disappoint you wirewierdinSF but this lefty would like her to keep talking. As much as she possibly can.
    The more they talk they more stark the choice is between a taliban style religious government and our current style of government.

    Oh and those feminists you guys hate so much...you should thank them for getting Mrs Bachmann the right to vote and be able to work outside the house and have some say in her own medical choices.
    Maybe someday she will be able to make as much as her male counterparts. Maybe.

    April 26, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  11. Anon-i-mouse

    Who is this woman and why should I care what she thinks?

    April 26, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  12. mrKarnes

    Romney will have an 'open ear' to conservatives. I'm betting it's not just his ear.

    April 26, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  13. rs

    Who else will the crazy lady support? Romney will do better among sane voters without her endorsement.

    April 26, 2012 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  14. anotherGDlefty

    Oh and wirewierdinSF, you let me know when Wasserman is running for president and then I'll worry about her tax return...
    Why won't the bishop release his taxes like EVERYONE else has?
    Could he be hiding something that would derail his current positions of the day?

    You guys are the KINGS of logical fallacies. Wow.

    April 26, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  15. Another Day in the RW Idiot Mines

    They should go full on crazy and make her the Palin V.2 VP candidate!

    April 26, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Hey Michelle. Did you file your taxes yet? How much did you and your husband milk the Federal Government for this year for your clinic that can cure "gayness"?

    April 26, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  17. The Real Tom Paine

    Of course he will have an open ear, as well as an open wallet: he's scared to death of them.

    April 26, 2012 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  18. The Real Tom Paine

    -WireweirdinSF

    Oh and CNN Political Ticker has a story about Bachman. The racist, anti feminist, bigots of the left will soon be writing their demeaning, degrading things about her. Yet Political Ticker and CNN have still not said anything about Debby Wasserman Schultz whining about Romney not releasing his tax returns while she refuses to release hers. Such a story would point out the hypocrisy of the democrat liberals and that is something the liberally biased mainstream press will never do. So go ahead and take your shots at Bachman dope smoking welfare frauds.
    **************************************************************
    Speaking of which, shouldn't you get Marcus Bachmann to fill out your med scrip for you? How's that " pray away" thing working for you?

    April 26, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  19. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens open ear closely resembles a hole in his head. Varicose brains?

    April 26, 2012 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  20. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    That's weird. Racist, anti feminist bigots make up the base of the republican party.

    April 26, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  21. Marie MD

    Why are we still listening to this empty headed flake? WHO CARES?????
    These teapublikans really have nobody worth a pile of excrement, do they???

    April 26, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  22. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens has white supremacists helping him with his immigration policy.

    April 26, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  23. Are you kidding me?

    What a joke. He will listen to anyone to votes but the real question is what could he possibly do if elelectd. He has no true stance on the real issues.

    April 26, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  24. T'sah from Virginia

    ►"I will pull in and help to unify our party," Bachmann said. "This is it. We have got to come together.◄
    That's right – "fall in line" but not in love – you did the same with McCain in an attempt to bear the weather
    But where did it get the Republican Party – Hum, NO WHERE – and where is McCain and the PA'IN now?
    They're running around town on opposite ends trying to figure out what is UP or DOWN!!

    The far right ain't so far-right after all and R-Money went there to try and prove a point for WHAT??? It's too late now; we're NOT going to allow him to come back!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    April 26, 2012 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  25. Tony

    It goes into one open ear and out of the other.

    April 26, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
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