Palin, who? Bachmann steps it up and slips up as 2012 decision nears
March 14th, 2011
03:21 PM ET
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Palin, who? Bachmann steps it up and slips up as 2012 decision nears

Nashua, New Hampshire (CNN) - Anyone wondering: Sarah Palin, who?

At a time when the former Alaska governor appears to be shrinking from the spotlight, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is stepping up as yet another favorite daughter of the conservative movement.

She is also looking more and more like a presidential candidate, most recently in her whirlwind swing through the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. A source tells CNN that the Republican lawmaker is increasingly close to actually announcing a presidential bid.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Sarah Palin
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Bachmann has to be really stupid to think she is smart enough to run for president.

    March 14, 2011 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  2. LacrosseMom(real one)

    List of GOP/TEAS running for the presidency:

    Newt – divorced twice, liar & cheat
    Palin- fear & hate monger
    Bachman- the woman who asked Minnesotans to raise up arms against the government of the U.S.!
    Hukabee- the man who lies about President Obama's birthplace & where Obama was raised.
    Romney – a Mormon, no way will Evangelicals, Baptists, etc., vote for an LDS man for the presidency.
    Trump – another man who cheated & lied to his wives, married 3 times! What a peach!

    The GOP/Teas will have to spend all the money the Kpch brothers have to win! And even then......... NO WAY!

    March 14, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  3. Duck Fallas

    She can see Massachusetts from her porch.

    March 14, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  4. True American

    I find it hypocritical that they are claiming to be PATRIOTS when just a few years ago under the Bush years they claimed it was UNPATRIOTIC to criticize the sitting president.

    March 14, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  5. Common Sense Guy

    I really have to say, if Sarah Palin would drop her political ambitions totally, stop speaking about politics all together and just do ANYTHING else that is not related to politics, Government or power... I think I would like her. She might even be fun to share a beer with... then.

    March 14, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  6. BC

    If she can keep her facts straight. This weekend, the Tea Party darling twice told audiences in New Hampshire that the shot "heard around the world in Lexington and Concord" was fired in their state. In fact, the famous Revolutionary War battle took place in Massachusetts. The command of facts are essential to help establish creditablilty, but to completely blow such historical fact that is taught in lower-level secondary school is just plain wrong! If she can't keep this stuff straight as a Representative; she'll accidentially start a war as President by mixing up the facts with a foreign nation!

    March 14, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  7. Nick

    Oh boy! Snarky "community organizer" insult in 3...2...1...

    March 14, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  8. jerry

    i watched the tea bag hag speech in New Hamshire, I wasn,t sure but it looked like a tampon she was dangling to make a point. The only thing she wants for the American people is their money, just another way for some lazy GOP type who doesn't want to get their hands dirty, except when it come to robbing the working class . Vote for her and you get what you deserve.

    March 14, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  9. ST

    "At a time when the former Alaska governor appears to be shrinking from the spotlight" Come on CNN does this make any logic while you are putting her picture on top of all important people. She does not hold any Office nor any title either!

    March 14, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  10. SA in OO

    So her US geography is a little off. Big deal. Palin has a hard time understanding the difference between countries and continents.

    And does anyone really think that this kind of a slip up will even matter to her base. The right wing of the Republican party is able to maintain it steadfast belief in extreme views that are unsupported by facts because they really don't know any better. And what's even scarier is the way they revel in their own ignorance.

    March 14, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  11. Carmelle

    The one who thought the founding fathers dealt with slavery in the constitution? That Bachman?!

    2012 primaries are going to be a freak show on the republican side

    March 14, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  12. FM

    My fellow Dems if Palin happens to join the battle, let us all thousands and thousands support her and vote for her until she wins the nomination. After that, let us show her how really thugs look like as she has been name calling us "thugs"!

    March 14, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  13. jules sand-perkins

    Now, we're all big fans of Sarah Palin.
    Did Ms. Bachmann participate in any beauty pageants?
    How well does she play the flute? Could she have gotten into Juilliard?

    March 14, 2011 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |
  14. John

    Michele, show a little more leg and bring that neckline down a bit. Hasn't Sarah taught you that sex sells? Guys like Joe "the butt crack" Plumber love it and will vote for you in a heartbeat if you give him what he wants.

    March 14, 2011 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  15. Indy

    It makes no difference who will be the Republican candidate, they all share the same dream of wiping out the middle class and taking America back to the 50's. Republicans want to rule what you do with your body and rule how much your job pays, as they take away your rights to fight for fair pay. Republicans do not want small business they only want big companies that line their pockets with cash.If you want to see the country go backwards and liked the good old Bush days vote Republican, if you want progress vote Democrat.

    March 14, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  16. Diane

    Ah, the woman who by comparison makes Sarah Palin look reasonable and charming. Bill Maher said it best: "The floor of a cave called, it wants its batsh*t back."

    March 14, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  17. Marie MD

    The #2 bimbo from MA (and she IS showing how little she knows about our States and history and constitution) is doing what what's her face from AK has been doing since August of 2008. Keep talking and let the world know what an imbecilic moron you are.
    The list of women in the rethug party is pathetic as far as brains (lack of one). The men are a bunch of cheaters, liars and has beens.

    March 14, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  18. LEONA

    Sorry for you liberals........but personal attacks on potential GOP candidates do not make this LIBERAL President any better. These attacks are below the dignity of adults. Look around. Where's the HOPE & CHANGE? Obama's faltering and FAILING.

    March 14, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |