Bachmann reaches out to religious leaders in S.C.
August 17th, 2011
09:56 AM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann reaches out to religious leaders in S.C.

(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will hold a meeting with pastors in Florence during her three-day visit to South Carolina.

The Thursday afternoon gathering with religious leaders, which is closed to reporters, is being organized by the Florence County Republican Party and the Florence County Tea Party, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by CNN.

That's not the only effort she's making to appeal to Christian conservatives during her trip to the state, which holds the first primary contest in the South.

On Tuesday night, the Minnesota congresswoman attended a low-dollar fundraiser in Greenville at the home of Steve and Geri Warren, a prominent couple in the Bob Jones University community.

Bachmann will also meet with religious leaders in Rock Hill on Thursday morning, according to the Rock Hill Herald.

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • South Carolina
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Mark in Seattle

    Happy to be no where near Florence SC. Sounds like a meeting of the US taliban.

    August 17, 2011 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  2. Chris from San Antonio

    I sure hope the IRS is taking the names of the Churches that are participating in this election.

    August 17, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Perry's campaigning on lynching Geitner, hows that for a man of religion. I'd vote Bachmann any day before ever voting for Perry, we don't need a lynch mob mentality in this country.

    August 17, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  4. REG in AZ

    Like Sarah Palin, she will do / say whatever she feels will benefit her; maybe a little more class but the same self-focused ignorance. All the Republicans / Tea Party do is talk; constantly yapping while blocking and faulting all efforts and while catering to the few, their strong supporters, and providing nothing but rhetoric to con the majority and manipulate public opinion. In football they call that “trash mouth”, and that is what it is here ... “trash mouth” talking to disguise their neglect, their total focus on their political agenda aimed to only benefit the few, Bush-Cheney style, literally being “puppets” for Special Interests and the influential, powerful and extremely wealthy few, who “pull their strings”. If you think differently, then you have just been intimidated by “trash mouth” talking.

    August 17, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. Russ

    And why is it religious zealots believe they should rule the country? For someone that spouts off about infringement of the constitution by the Obama administration, she sure goes against the separation of church state every chance she gets. Keep this fanatic, and Perry, and Palin away from my freedom.

    August 17, 2011 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  6. Henry

    Evangelicals are the bread and butter of the Republican party. These are people who don't care about other people and who feel better about their chances of "salvation" by staying "tight with God". I am, of course, not the one who decides what will happen when they leave their miserable lives; this is for God to decide. I may see them down below though. The problem is that they will have left a world of misery for others.

    August 17, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  7. Publius Novus

    In 33 A.D, the Jerusalem Sanhedrin was composed of conservatives. Try to remember that Michele.

    August 17, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  8. Sniffit

    "In 33 A.D, the Jerusalem Sanhedrin was composed of conservatives. Try to remember that Michele."

    Pfffff. She's still working on tying/buckling her shoes on her own. Prada doesn't make them with velcro straps you know.

    August 17, 2011 10:24 am at 10:24 am |
  9. Marisa Sekinger

    These are not "religeous leaders." They are a select few white Christian extrememists that do not speak for all Christians let alone other religions.

    August 17, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  10. GOP hates Middle Class

    Separation of church and state. Sure would be nice if the GOP would remember that for a change.

    August 17, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  11. Dal From California

    Will the Jewish, Hindu, Pagan, Muslim, Buddhist, Sikh Religious leaders be invited?

    August 17, 2011 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  12. kat

    Good luck Michelle, the libs are out in full today.

    August 17, 2011 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  13. Wilma

    No reporters are invited? Sounds like they have something to hide.

    August 17, 2011 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  14. maggie

    they sure are, kat, and they will be in 2012. perhaps they can help Michelle fine tune her hate messages.

    August 17, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  15. diridi

    May be she is smoking now a days....o.k, who knows.....she needs to know, it is not Reagan, nor Bush era. Politics and Religion will never blend in together, honey.....true...

    August 17, 2011 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  16. Jrdz

    She would not know how to talk to any body with an IQ over 70. Remember you have to keep it simple and don't forget to keep repeating the same lies over and over again so the become true.

    August 17, 2011 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  17. ndm

    So this is where she will finally use "WWJD?" - and to answer that, I don't think he would vote, I seriously doubt he'd be a registered voter and citizen of the U.S.

    August 17, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  18. Donaldbain

    Meeting with religious leaders to weasel for their support. Separation of church and state is a stumbling block to her candidacy. Even though she has no chance of winning, ever. Doesn't she know that most people don't go to church or believe the bible fairy tale?

    August 17, 2011 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  19. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    What is she doing about jobs back in Minnesota? Seems she has abandoned the citizens she tricked into voting for her.

    August 17, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  20. boyamidumb

    Gee are women getting really embarrassed by the people out there representing their gender or what. Come on, Palin, Bachmann, O'Donnell. Their collective IQ cannot come close to double digits. Just watching these idiots perform, I'm embarrassed for every woman of intelligence I know.

    A Sad time in America.

    August 17, 2011 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  21. Mike

    Neocons beileve Michelle iso be president simply because she a republican. Neocons believe that the worst republican is better than the best democrat. That's why Ronald Reagan was an idiot one day and the next, when he switched parties, became a genius. That type of reasoning is why this counrty is headed into the ground. Neacons vote based upon party and not qualifications. The reality is that Michelle is like the lion in the Wizard of Oz......."if I only had a brain".

    August 17, 2011 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  22. The Elephant in The Room

    She wants to keep it under the radar but Michele Bachmann believes that America should be a Christian-based Theocracy instead of a Democracy. My prononoucement is not the ravings of some left wing conspiracist.

    Recommend we all read a 8 page story on Ms. Bachmann in the New Yorker [magazine]. Find it through a search engine if you have to. It provides the critically thinking voter with the background facts that probably shaped this candidate`s "world view". Before supporting or rejecting this lady, it should be required reading.

    August 17, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  23. steven harnack

    Now what could a Presidential candidate and religious workers( I refuse to call them leaders) have to discuss that they would need secrecy for? Do they all have to pledge to not reveal what is said there?

    August 17, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  24. bb

    Your agendas, or lack thereof, couldn't stand on their own, could they Michele? I am from SC. I know who you just reached out to. I've voted Republican all my life – but I wouldn't vote for you if you were the last candidate in the field. If you get the Republican ticket – I'm voting Democrat. This is not about buzz-phrasing yourself into the oval office – too much is at stake. We want to see SOLID PLANS for recovery. You don't have any.

    And as for SC – we have one of the highest poverty rates and drop-out rates nationally. And all you have to offer is tea party garbage. It's not going to work, Bachmann.

    August 17, 2011 11:31 am at 11:31 am |