Bachmann: Romney will have an 'open ear' to conservatives
April 26th, 2012
03:03 PM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann: Romney will have an 'open ear' to conservatives

Washington (CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has yet to formally endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid, but she said Thursday that it's only a matter of time.

"I haven't come out with an endorsement, but I have said that I want my voice to be a voice of unity and that's my goal," Bachmann said during an afternoon appearance on Mike Huckabee's radio show. "It appears that our nominee is Mitt Romney and I will get behind that nominee."

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For several months last year during her presidential bid, Bachmann was the standard-bearer for the grassroots wing of the Republican Party that was skeptical of Romney and his establishment leanings, if not completely opposed.

But Bachmann said the choice between Romney and President Barack Obama is a no-brainer for conservatives.

"I will pull in and help to unify our party," Bachmann said. "This is it. We have got to come together. Because this is the year when we make Barack Obama a one-term president."

Bachmann expressed confidence that conservatives, including tea party activists and Evangelical Christians, will have an ally in the Oval Office if Romney wins in November.

"We will see an open ear from Mitt Romney," Bachmann said. "So far, he has proved to be a person who listens. That's what we need, a nominee who listens."

Bachmann will appear on CNN's "The Situation Room" Thursday at 4 p.m. ET.

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soundoff (35 Responses)
  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The meth and mountain dew right wingnuts are really talking crazier than usual today. That's weird.

    April 26, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Just think, folks: Bachmann will have cost the taxpayers over a million dollars in salary in 6 years, not to mention the loans and subsidies her family has repeatedly taken advantage of: what has she given us in exchange? Not a single piece of legislation authored in 6 years, a clinic that practices a form of therapy that has no credibility in the mecial community, and hundreds of thousands in crop subsidies to support her family while she wants to end them for others. How can she speak for any one with a straight face when she is clearly a liar and a hypocrite to her own set of values?

    April 26, 2012 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  3. Lili

    Hope its not you, Bachmann.....Romney is strugglinhg to connect with real people and with Bachm,aan's right-wing nut advice,, he's doomed!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012 (our country's only HOPE)

    April 26, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. Indy

    The only thing more repulsive than Michele Bachmann is the fact that she is a member of Congress and one can only pray that voters do the right thing and send her home for good soon.

    April 26, 2012 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |

    This nutbolt is still out there. What an embarrasment for the state that owns her.

    April 26, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  6. lies from the right but mostly hate

    This nuttier than squirrel poop woman still flapping her gums. Give me a break

    April 26, 2012 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  7. Lando

    Bachman....why don't you just hybernate in summer are IRRELEVANT.....PERIOD

    April 26, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  8. thomas

    Romney will have an 'open ear' to conservatives , In one ear , out the other.

    Could somebody get Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann a bumper sticker that say's , " My Other Car is A Broom " !

    April 26, 2012 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  9. roscoe

    An open ear to an empty head.

    April 26, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  10. Mark in Seattle

    Put a corndog in it Michele.

    April 26, 2012 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
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