With caucus in sight, Bachmann hits Iowa airwaves
December 23rd, 2011
04:21 PM ET
11 years ago

With caucus in sight, Bachmann hits Iowa airwaves

(CNN) - With days counting down to Iowa's kickoff to the presidential voting season, Michele Bachmann is hitting airwaves in the state to boost her presidential bid.

The two 30-second spots, which feature Bachmann supporters praising the candidate for her candor and socially conservative views, are culled from interviews during Bachmann's campaign swing through all 99 counties in Iowa.

"She says she's not a politician. I like that," says a man in one ad.

Another voter praises Bachmann's campaign style, saying "Whenever she speaks, there's a passion in her, and it's real."

In addition to running statewide on Iowa television stations, the spots will be featured on radio and on the Internet.

Bachmann's campaign strategy has long been focused almost exclusively on Iowa. The Minnesota congresswoman was born in the state, and enjoyed an early boost after winning the Ames Straw Poll in August.

Bachmann previously ran ads in Iowa over the summer that focused on her Iowa roots, as well as fiscally conservative credentials.

Bachmann's standing in Iowa polls has decreased since an early peak after the straw poll win. An Iowa State/Gazette/KCRG poll, taken December 8-18, showed Bachmann in fifth place in Iowa, at 7%.

On Thursday, Bachmann downplayed those numbers, telling CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King the numbers were insignificant.

"There's polls up and down all day. Who cares?" she said.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (58 Responses)
  1. Justinstl

    She truly is the laughing stock of America! She is wasting her time and contributors money! In fact all the republicans and conservatives are. America does not need or want conservatives, republicans or people who spout their religious views...running anything in this country cept maybe churches! Religious and moral issues are none of the governments business at all, and to try to use them to gain support is just crazy and makes people not pay any attention to the other more important issues. As a rule ..my family and I for many many years have always and only voted straight democratic ticket....ALL OF THE TIME. SAY NO TO CONSERVATIVES.

    December 24, 2011 02:15 am at 2:15 am |
  2. Showmeyerpapers

    Build the wall at the border michelle! Lets go back 50 years, say zero americans were killed by illegal hispanic invaders 1960_1970. If they killed 1 american per day per state since then thats 720 000 american murders

    December 24, 2011 02:22 am at 2:22 am |
  3. Jack

    When the current "Cirque de Repubs" went into full Hi-Gear back in 2008 and tagged Governor (oh, Ex Governor) Palin as their VP candidate and crowned her Queen For A Day, I thought we had truly reached the bottom of the barrel. How could anyone possibly have conceived that that was just the anointing of a new wave of idiotic day-dreamers otherwise known as Tea Partiers, hell bent on destroying the United States of America. As each day goes by, I'm even more stunned at how wrong I was back then.....Palin can thank Michelle Bachmann for making her look like a world-class intellect. And the frightening thing is she comes across as perhaps one of the best options for voting Republican in 2012. This current crop of wannabes make the Keystone Kops seem organized and focused.

    December 24, 2011 02:28 am at 2:28 am |
  4. mac

    Latest news..... John Boehner was caught shoplifting. They found him stealing TISSUE boxes......He was crying so much they let him go.

    December 24, 2011 04:37 am at 4:37 am |
  5. 2buttercups

    I don't think she's going to drop out anytime soon, if she does at all. I can see her "hanging in there" all the way up to the convention. Add "The Donald" and a possible independent run from him and you've got The Grand Mega Mess Deluxe! The Republicans would do well to take back their own party and fire their chairperson.

    December 24, 2011 04:40 am at 4:40 am |
  6. skytag

    She's candid. She has passion. She blatantly lies by saying she not a politician. Hard to believe people are stupid enough to think these things mean she'd make a good President. Hey guys, I'm candid, I have passion, and I'm not a politician. Does that mean you want me to be President? Probably not. She's an idiot and I'm not.

    December 24, 2011 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  7. eddie

    Ron paul 2012

    December 24, 2011 07:24 am at 7:24 am |
  8. PriusBull

    anagram_kid – Amen to that! LOL

    December 24, 2011 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
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