Bachmann campaign apologizes for Cain tweet
November 29th, 2011
10:03 PM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann campaign apologizes for Cain tweet

Urbandale, Iowa (CNN) - Michele Bachmann's Iowa campaign manager is "really sorry" for a tweet sent out Tuesday evening by a Bachmann aide claiming there were moving trucks outside Herman Cain's Iowa headquarters.

Bachmann Iowa campaign chairman and state Sen. Kent Sorenson tweeted that info on Twitter, and included a picture.

Turns out, the Cain presidential campaign staff was receiving a shipment of boxes that included about 3,000 yard signs. Cain's Iowa communications director Lisa Lockwood called it "karma."

"People should not jump to conclusions," she said, adding that spirits in the office were "really good."

The tweeted photo has since been taken down.

Asked about the false tweet, Bachmann Iowa campaign manager Eric Woolson took the blame and called it an "unnecessary distraction."

It's "all my fault," Woolson said. "Kent and I were standing outside the headquarters, and I thought he was asking me if he should take a picture of the moving trucks. He was joking around. What he said was, 'Should I take a picture of the moving trucks and tweet it?' And I didn't hear the 'and tweet it.' So he tweeted that out."

"They weren't moving out. So yeah, we created this unnecessary distraction. I apologize for that."

Filed under: 2012 • Herman Cain • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Really? Are the going to appolgize for nailing the competitor with something that could go against that the moral high ground and statements to the contrary.

    November 29, 2011 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  2. RINO Bil

    Michele Bachmann herself should have apologized. She has no class whatsoever if she demands that the President of NBC apologize to her, but then she has some low level campaign flunky apologize for her.

    November 29, 2011 11:04 pm at 11:04 pm |
  3. unsub

    wow she was ready to pounce!

    November 29, 2011 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  4. TinMT

    Unnecessary distraction... that about sums up Bachman, Cain, Santorum, Paul, etc...

    November 29, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  5. kliberty

    I appreciate it when people take full responsibility for their mistakes. Thank you for that Eric. We are all human, make mistakes & all need forgiveness.

    November 29, 2011 11:24 pm at 11:24 pm |
  6. BJ

    It is almost pathetic how the GOP rallies around Mr. Cain, but hates Obama. Mr. Cain reflects the stereotypical image of a Black man that THEY feel comfortable supporting. They despise Obama because he is smart and does not fit that mode.

    November 29, 2011 11:35 pm at 11:35 pm |
  7. unretired05

    FOR SALE - 3,000 yard signs, cheap

    November 30, 2011 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    ►"They weren't moving out. So yeah, we created this unnecessary distraction. I apologize for that." ◄

    But they will be moving out – what's the big stink??

    Obama 2012

    November 30, 2011 02:20 am at 2:20 am |
  9. Phil

    Maybe Michelle gets all her attacks from her Manager? Ya think? I'm not sure why she's still running. Can someone answer that? She is so far out of the race and now she has turned to attacking the other candidates. After watching last weeks debate, I realized she never answers a questions given to her and just tells a story or says a slogan. She is a glorified Sarah Palin and just like Sarah she has NO Chance. She says she has been consistent and that much I'll give her, but that is because she doesn't know the answers to the questions so it's the same line everytime. Michelle just drop out. You know your not going to win and no I'm not choosing any of these candidates either or our President. If I did pick one it would be Ron Paul who actually answers questions and tells people the truth not just what you think they want to hear. All people want at this point is not a slogan but someone honest. Hey Michelle the Camera is over wait over here.

    November 30, 2011 04:02 am at 4:02 am |
  10. Leslie A H Redweik

    Come on guys... that was dumb (even if it were true). Glad you apologized and at least it wasn't anything to do with Bachmann herself though.

    November 30, 2011 05:10 am at 5:10 am |
  11. Donkey Party

    So typical.

    November 30, 2011 05:14 am at 5:14 am |
  12. sick of republican phonies

    Now apologize for the unnecessary distraction called Michele Bachmann.

    November 30, 2011 05:50 am at 5:50 am |
  13. Marie MD

    Flake, go home and do what you were elected to do and start packing. Clark is going to wipe the floor with you next election.

    November 30, 2011 06:15 am at 6:15 am |
  14. Indy

    Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! None of these candidates talk about real solutions for the economy, they are just a carnival show and Bachmann the barker is less qualified to lead the country then Jimmy Fallon. The Republicans should get serious right now about the incredible mess Bush left everyone, and offer some real and measureable solutions intead of this everyday gong show of characters like Bachmann,Perry,Newt,Romney.

    November 30, 2011 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  15. LegendRx

    And they will began to eat their own.

    November 30, 2011 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  16. mironga simon

    When will state politics be mature enough? the attacks on black presidential candidates is rather unethical or primitive in nature,guys style up.Remember that this is a new down!

    November 30, 2011 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  17. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    But Bachmann doesn't believe in forgiveness, does she?

    November 30, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  18. Namejkane

    Trying to be nice, to little to late!!!!

    November 30, 2011 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  19. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Instead of wasting time Tweeting, she should be working to create jobs in her favorite state....Iowa.

    November 30, 2011 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  20. Bachmann-Turner Overdrive

    Bachmann = Never right; seldom in good taste; always entertaining!

    November 30, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |