Bachmann cancels speech at veterans forum
December 10th, 2011
04:11 PM ET
10 years ago

Bachmann cancels speech at veterans forum

Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann backed out of a scheduled appearance at a candidate forum sponsored by Veterans for a Strong America in Des Moines on Saturday.

Bachmann skipped the event to prepare for Saturday night's Republican presidential debate in Iowa, said her spokeswoman Alice Stewart. The candidate's husband, Marcus Bachmann, spoke in her stead.

Bachmann was one of four candidates who signed up to speak at the forum. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry each delivered an address, as well.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • Veterans
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    She wants to close all of the VA Hospitals and end all assistance to veterans everywhere, who risked their lives to protect her and her gay husbands right to tell lies to America 24 / 7 / 365.

    December 10, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  2. conandoyle

    Time to fold your tent, Ms. Bachmann.

    Past time.

    December 10, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  3. grant

    What? She sent Marcus to a Veterans forum? I thought she was against having gays in the military.

    December 10, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  4. arale norimaki

    This is the kind of republican that makes the party undesirable

    December 10, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  5. Bill

    As some may already know, despite not receiving a lot of media attention, the most Active Military donations go to Ron Paul. Ron Paul receives more than twice the amount of Active Military Donations than the rest of the GOP candidates combined. Ron Paul is the only candidate running, that receives more donations from the military than Obama. Veterans and Active Military seem to have a better understanding of Paul's position of non-interventionism than the media does, while the media often incorrectly says isolationism. Ron Paul is also an Air Force Veteran, which may explain why many Veterans like and understand him.

    December 10, 2011 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  6. jamison

    I like what Leno said about her the other night.

    Michelle Bachman was asked what should be done about the Shiite problem. She responded by saying, eat less Fiber.

    December 10, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |

    Bingbat made the right call after saying that Vet's benefits should be cut. They were waiting for her.

    December 10, 2011 05:22 pm at 5:22 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Silly Marcus pranced about in her stead...

    December 10, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  9. John

    Bachmann is done. She is yesterday's news.....

    December 10, 2011 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  10. Indy

    That is hilarious, the potential next First Lady spoke instead of Bachmann ! God Bless the vetrans and if they laughed and farted all through Marcus Bachmanns speech ! What in the world would make anyone think that Marcus Bachmann should make a speech ? Michele Bachmann must have had a migrane and 299 million other more qualified people were not able to fill in.

    December 10, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  11. george of the jungle

    she can't do both gee like she is going to have anything to say at the debate

    December 10, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    Bet she couldn't get her eyelashes on straight and had to cancel. But Marcuth shpoke to them.

    December 10, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  13. Marie MD

    For a second there I thought she had finally given up and gone home to Iowa, no wait, Minnesota? Wherever she says she is from today.

    December 10, 2011 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I guess there are more bit of misinformation that should be memorized. It is understandable though that you need time to focus.

    December 10, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |