Has Bachmann replaced Palin in the Tea Party's heart?
June 30th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
12 years ago

Has Bachmann replaced Palin in the Tea Party's heart?

(CNN) - With U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota making a splash in the Republican presidential campaign while Sarah Palin sits on the sidelines, is Bachmann edging Palin out of the Tea Party's heart?

While the former Alaska governor, vice presidential candidate and Fox News commentator is still much loved as a smart, media savvy conservative who breathes fire against President Obama and Democrats, it appears that Tea Party excitement for a Palin presidential run has passed.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
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  1. GI Joe

    Why does she have one set of short lashes and one set of long lashes on each upper eye? FAKE????

    June 30, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I didn't know people wpre powder blue eyeshadow anymore.
    Whatever happened to Anita Bryant?

    June 30, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Nope. The Tea Party will cheer for anyone that can sing their songs.

    June 30, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  4. The Elephant in The Room

    Neither Palin nor Bachmann can get elected. The world would laugh us out of the United Nations if we ever elected either of these two.

    Palin hasn't recovered from her "I'm the victim", self-centered, statement following the Arizona assaults. You remember; the one where she primped around like a head of state, stiffly reading cuecard from behind a desk with the American flag over her shoulder.

    Bachmann has no credibility. A liar [or exaggerator] extraordinaire.

    June 30, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. jerseylou

    What.....just open up the Dictionary and look up the word knuckle draggers. You should come to the conclusion their one and the same !

    June 30, 2011 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  6. vic , nashville ,tn

    “Has Bachmann replaced Palin in the Tea Party's heart?”

    CNN very good title and it’s speaks itself

    One idiot another idiot and bunch of idiots here simple explanation
    0 x 0 = 0
    0 + 0 = 0
    0 – 0 = 0
    0 / 0 = 0

    Take two zero do what ever you want to do answer is Zero
    Who care which idiot wins tea baggers

    June 30, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  7. S. In California - Obama 2012

    Who cares? One racist v another racist. Again, who cares?

    June 30, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  8. ConservaFASCISTS

    There's a new airhead in town that goes by the name of Michele Bachmann.

    June 30, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  9. Four and The Door

    There is a lot of time and work left, but they each have a great opportunity for 2012. It would be extra special to see the first woman President be a Republican. That just may happen next year.

    June 30, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  10. Marie MD

    tea bagger heart? what heart? Robots don't have hearts! @fourandthe door – it ain't gonna happen with these two bimbos. Better luck in 100 years if this is the best the rethug women can offer.
    @GI Joe – she wants to look real pruty for the boys who want to see them two girls mud wrestle.
    @Dominican mama – today's "normal" people don't. We are taling about the flake who lives back in the 1800s and every day has another story (today is a miscarriage – tomorrow who kowns) about her sorry arse life so we take pity on her for being who she is.
    BTW – personally, if I had a vision of my husband before I met him he would look NOTHING like big marcus! Remember ferraro? Her husband also had a lot of skeletons in the closet and they are came pouring out. In this day and age NOTHING CAN BE HIDDEN from the public. Good luck trying to come up with a spin for his practice (seems that he might be taking money from the government she so despises and who knows what else) and those farm subsidies that she is so against!

    June 30, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  11. jackal & jester

    The only difference between the two is a pair of glasses.

    June 30, 2011 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |