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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:20 AM
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nytimes: A Tea Party Star Stirs Iowans, and She Isnít Palin
she's a star now....


WEST DES MOINES, Iowa ó Sarah Palin, the reigning heroine of many social conservatives, has given few signals that she will make a presidential bid. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 on the strength of his appeal to evangelicals and other constituencies, has mostly offered reasons for not joining the race.

So into that space has come Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota.

Best known as a fiery presence on cable television and the founder of the House Tea Party caucus, she is now exploring whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination. And early reaction to her in Iowa, where she was born and raised, suggests not only that she might do it, but also that she could have a substantial impact on the race.

On a break between meeting voters and conducting radio and television interviews ó a staple of nearly every day ó Ms. Bachmann took a seat in the bar of a hotel here and left no doubt that she was serious about running.

ďIt isnít that I was born thinking I had to be president,Ē she said, leaning in and talking softer than she does on television or at Tea Party rallies. ďIím getting a lot of encouragement to run from people across the country. I donít believe this is a rash decision.Ē

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/04/us/politics/04bachman...
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:33 AM
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1. Bat shit crazy for pResident
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:40 AM
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2. It is just the voices in her head......
She is the only one that hears them
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 08:44 AM
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3. Well she probably has the cash to run, given the massive farm subsidies she's recieved.

I don;t think she'll last very long in the race though. The Jesus Fascists usually don't last once the New England and West Coast states come into play. See also: Huckleberry
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