Michele Bachmann: I am NOT endorsing Romney

Michele Bachmann released this statement a short time ago saying that the Boston Globe article is completely false and that she is not endorsing Romney:

Let me be absolutely clear — there are absolutely no negotiations between me and the Romney campaign regarding any pending endorsement of Governor Romney. I continue to speak with all the candidates and plan on uniting behind the presumptive nominee. The Boston Globe article today is completely false and I call on the Globe to retract their article.

(h/t: NRO)

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  • Anonymous

    Good girl, Michele.

    • kim

      What is up with Drudge. It is 2:30ET and Drudge still has it up. Drudge is shameless.

      • Anonymous

        The republican establishment AND the DNC don’t let little things like truth get in their way. Not a surprise, really. Sad, but not a surprise.

        • kim

          The great part about the last four years is that truth is starting to reveal itself… on all sides. We may not like what we see, but the masks are being torn off one by on for all to see just who they really are.

          At least we can stop buying their books now.

          • Anonymous

            Excellent statement. On that point I do still have a copy of Ann Coulter’s All Liberal’s are Godless. It is a funny book, but you are right. I will not be buying anymore of her books.

            • kim

              And Ann Coulter is a Pharisee! 🙂

      • Anonymous

        What happened to Drudge? Seriously… that used to be a dependable site. Did he sell it to some liberal group?

  • Anonymous

    Makes sense. The timing is not right. I’d hold out for a better deal also. Especially since she isn’t in such a great negotiating position at the moment.
    I’m no Romney fan but Romney isn’t labeled a “vulture capitalist” for nothing. He will get the best deal for himself, bank on it.

  • Good. Thank you Michelle.

  • America is dying while Mitt Romney conducts a Jerry Springer campaign

    • Anonymous

      Well said… spot on.

  • Another thing I agree with Michelle Bachmann on.

  • Anonymous

    Go get them Michele!

  • But, but Michele was Romney’s conservative lackey during the campaign, just like _______.

    Put to rest people the idea that anyone is a lackey of another.

    • She said she’d get behind the “presumptive nominee”. She’ll probably play it safe and call Romney a conservative once he buys the nomination, assuming he doesn’t need a favor to get a boost in the polls at some point.

  • Anonymous

    Phew! That was close!

  • Anonymous

    “presumptive nominee”?

    As of today that’s Romney. Don’t Congress Critters have staff to proof read crappy statements so they’re not so crappy?

    • Not true. There are still 46 states and the race is far from over.

      There is no presumptive nominee yet.

      • Anonymous

        When exactly do you expect the “presumptive nominee” will become the “nominee”?

        It’s a stupid statement.

        • Anonymous

          The ‘presumptive nominee’ will become the ‘nominee’ at the convention, if and when the delegates decide it is so.

          • Anonymous

            Well, that clears that right up.

            We all know that’s how it works. For crying out loud. It’s a dumb statement and should have been edited to remove the “presumptive”. Read the statement. She’s demanding a newspaper retract a story that her own statement validates.

            • Anonymous

              Granted, she should have said ‘eventual’ rather than ‘presumptive’, but her request for detraction is about her endorsing Romney when, in fact, she has as yet not done that.

              • Anonymous

                What retraction? Bachmann’s statement validates the story.

                She denies “negotiations” with the Romney campaign for an endorsement but then says she “continue[s] to speak with all the candidates” and plans to unite behind the “presumptive nominee”, who is Romney as of today.

                From Bachmann’s statement the original story is correct.

                • Anonymous

                  Well, you can read into her words what you want, but it’s hard to interpret the words ‘I have not endorsed Romney’ as anything other than a denial. Those are the words she used on Fox this morning.

                  Plus, you may presume that he is the nominee at this time, but I do not and anybody still running against him does not. There’s a long way to go. Just because she misstated does not mean it’s an endorsement, although I’m sure Romney would love it to be.

                • Anonymous

                  The Boston Globe’s story is obviously correct. The fact that she decided NOT to endorse Romney doesn’t change the facts of their story, which her own statement proves was true.

                  This is not brain surgery. Her denial of the story is so poorly worded that it admits the story is true.

                  Forget it.

                • Anonymous

                  Okay

                • Anonymous

                  I changed my mind. I’m not going to comment again, but the dialog box says the comment can’t be empty and there is no cancel option. I decided that your scatterbrained “analysis” of Ms. Bachmann’s perfectly unambiguous statement wasn’t worth two comments. Forgive me.

                • Anonymous

                  You’re right. Her statement also proves what I have long suspected, that she is a communist Martian. It’s all right there in her statement:

                  “Let me be absolutely clear – ” Clear means transparent, like glass, and everybody knows Martians are transparent; that’s why you can’t see them.

                  “no negotiations” – that’s a Communist code phrase. It means “we’re going on strike”, and striking is unions and unions are socialist and socialisms are communisms mumble duh ..hfoof..

                  Sahree ma braan brook down..

        • Anonymous

          When the voting is over with.

      • In particular, Super Tuesday does not look that great for Rmoney, in theory, except a couple of places:

        Alaska (caucus)
        Georgia (primary)
        Idaho (caucus)
        Massachusetts (primary) <— Rmoney
        North Dakota (caucus)
        Ohio (primary)
        Oklahoma (primary)
        Tennessee (primary)
        Vermont (primary) <— Rmoney
        Virginia (primary) <— Rmoney (because of ballot debacle)

        • Anonymous

          If I lived in VA, I would vote for Paul.

          • Anonymous

            I WOULD actually vote for PAUL instead of Romney as I believe Romney is more dangerous to the country.

            • Anonymous

              Not as dangerous as this BOZO we have now.

          • Anonymous

            Hard to imagine Romney winning Virginia. I don’t know if Newt and/or Santorum will even be in the race at that point, but if they are I would expect their votes to go to Paul in protest (on top of the actual Paul votes). Gotta keep Romney’s delegate count down.

          • Anonymous

            Well theirs a wasted vote.Please don’t give that it’s your vote and Paul is your choice.Your vote for Paul is in fact a vote for Nobama.

            • Anonymous

              Since Gingrich and Santorum are not on the ballot in VA, the choice is between Romney and Paul. I’m choosing Paul over Romney under those circumstances.

              • shawn S

                Yes, ALL Not Romney’s need to vote for Paul in Virginia It will rob Romney of a win , and teach the GOP establishment a lesson

                Romney is even more dangerous than Obama

                Romney changes the very meaning of what conservative means.

        • Anonymous

          Primaries and caucus’ bindind
          Votes pro-rata?

        • Anonymous

          I could see Ron Paul winning Idaho. Very big libertarian bent.

          • Anonymous

            Ron Paul got 24% (and 6 delegates) in Idaho in 2008.

        • CDS in Manitoba

          Why Idaho? Just curious. I would think that people who live in a Western, “rural” state would tend to be more “conservative” than “moderate”.

          • Supposedly Idaho has a large Mormon population (who are unable to vote for anyone by Rmoney? not sure) and Rmoney has better organization in caucuses. Otherwise, I think Rmoney would not do well there. I hope you’re right.

            • Anonymous

              Idaho does have a large LDS population. And yes, identity politics will come into play among most Americans who only watch the nightly news. As a member of the The Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints, (AKA Mormons) Mitt’s religion is not a threat to me… his politics are!

              If we nominate Malleable Mitt, we’ll need a majority in the senate to make sure he only bends to the right.

  • CDS in Manitoba

    If I remember correctly, M. Bachmann didn’t seem to like either Mitt or Newt too much when she was still in the campaign. She used the negative term “NEWT ROMNEY” over and over again during one of the debates.

    However, this is politics, so who knows what will happen, especially after Super Tuesday.

  • Anonymous

    …the only one that was really different and she is still being misquoted, and maligned.

    …and now look who we are going to have to hold our noses for.

  • Anonymous

    The left (and some right) media today don’t care about their sources they will run a damning article against a conservative if someone says boo. On the other hand if it’s against a liberal they ignore sources even though the facts support them. True Journalism is knocking on death’s door!

  • Anonymous

    did you notice tho how she said she will united behind the nominee?? take notice all you morons, fight for who you want during the primary but when the nominee is selected we must all united around him no matter who he is. anyone is better than another 4 years of obama.

    • Anonymous

      I agree, that is what she is saying. So I guess I’m not one of the morons 😉

    • Anonymous

      You really shouldn’t call people ‘morons’ and then use the word ‘united’ instead of ‘unite’ (twice). Just saying…

      • Anonymous

        blah blah

        • Anonymous

          That helps, too.

    • Anonymous

      I’m not so sure. A liberal out in the open is better than a liberal dressed in conservative clothing.

      • Anonymous

        if you think romney is anywhere near as liberal as obama is or liberal at all then moron fits

        • Anonymous

          WTF is your problem. I didn’t call you a moron but now I’m starting to think about referring to you as a moron.

          • Anonymous

            my problem is idiots like you who are gonna help obama get reelected to make yourself feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Boo hoo an ultra conservative isnt gonna be the nominee boo hoo. ill just let the most radical president ever get reelected so he can have an even more radical second term and not reverse any of the damage done. if romney only does one thing and reverses obamacare its worth voting for him, and i dont wanna hear about romneycare.

            • If you think Romney is going to undo any of the damage done by Obama, then YOU’RE deluded!

              Furthermore, any given President can only do so much by himself – a Republican President will also need a Republican Congress. Keeping the House and winning the Senate isn’t a sure bet right now.

              Too bad – you’re going to hear about Romneycare from BOTH sides.

              If anyone is the moron, it’s you, and people like you deserve another four years of Obama. A half-assed Republican isn’t going to do anything to fix this country’s problems. Want proof? Take a good look at the House leadership. Wishy-washy, cowardly RINOs too busy playing patty-cake with the Dems to stick to their principles and get anything done. That’s Romney right there – vicious to anyone on the right, but willing to have tea and scones with the REAL enemy.

              • Anonymous

                And the senate is the worst of the two houses

            • Amy

              Hmm… it would seem you do not like us ‘ultra conservatives’. Could it be you are a moderate and are simply upset because we are rocking your boat?

              • Anonymous

                What with clinging to our guns and Bibles, we are hard to love. Cest la vie !

            • Anonymous

              Question, did you vote for Mccain or Maobama in the last election?

              • Anonymous

                mccain and i voted for huckabee in primary

            • Anonymous

              Well he is NOT going to reverse Obamacare and we have a bridge we’d like to sell you because you believe it.
              http://markamerica.com/page/2/

              Now since you have appointed yourself the wise old sage on this site, just what do you suggest we do to get the Republican elites to start governing the way the people who send them to DC want them to govern?

              The TEA party threatened them in 2010 that if you don’t start addressing the problems we want you to we will throw you out in 2010. Well, why should we give idle threats? I intend to do just that.

              So take your boo-hoo somewhere else. The Republican elites are not my parents and I don’t intend to sit down and shut up.

    • Anonymous

      That is a great unified message. Hey, Morons…have your guy during the primary, but get in line, shut your mouth, and do what we tell you. That should work well in bringing everyone together. Sure the most conservative in the electorate will be more than comfortable with that message.

      • Anonymous

        Just like a golf caddie saying: show up, keep up, shut up.

      • Anonymous

        im sick of hearing all you holier than thou conservatives saying you wont vote for romney when the alternative will destroy this country. So many on the hard left are very dissatisfied with obama but do you think they are dumb enough not to vote for him. No cause they think the alternative would be worse.

        • Amy

          Ah… got it. All of us ‘morons’ should just check our principles, morals and beliefs at the door and vote for whomever is the ordained nominee. After all, that’s the way the left does it, so it must be the correct thing to do….

          • Anonymous

            im sorry but what is the alternative? another 4 years of obama? do you not understand the seriousness of that? is demint not conservative, thune, chafits (i know not correct spelling) etc. many other very conservative people have endorsed him. didnt rubio say he was conservative enough? are they all establishment? the only ones not endorsing him are the ones who ran against him and are bitter.

            • Anonymous

              You don’t friggin get is do you! This is a repeated cramdown by the establishment GOP and where has it gotten us. They run as conservatives and govern like moderates/liberal. Take a look at the senate and house leadership.

              • Anonymous

                WHAT IS THE ALTERNATIVE IN THE GENERAL ELECTION??????? LETTING OBAMA WIN??? I get it just fine thank you, you dont like the establishment, the fake conservatives, the ones that dont tow your rigid line of perfection. i think its you that doesnt get it, OBAMA CANT WIN!!!!!!!

                • Anonymous

                  YEP

                • Anonymous

                  Go get ’em, gang. I think I can sit this one out. Ya’ll seem to have things well in hand.

                • Anonymous

                  BTW, I do get it, you’re not a conservative and willing to sell your soul to anyone as long as (R) appears after his/her/name

                • like romney is better than obama. bastard lies and flips positions like a muslim lying to a non-muslim.
                  hey whadda ya know, that one description fits both obama and flitter.

                • THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE YOU BLITHERING IDIOT!!!!!! BOTH OBAMA AND ROMNEY ARE STATISTS! WHAT PART OF THAT DO YOU NOT GET?

                  God, you are so STUPID it’s unreal.

                • Anonymous

                  YOU GO GIRL!!!!!
                  WELL SAID!

            • Amy

              If you’ve bought into the fact that only Romney can win against Obama, then there is no point in having a conversation.

              This is a primary election. This is where we Republican’s get to slog it out and vote for whomever we think fits our ideals & beliefs. Right now, the conservatives within the (R) party are pissed (myself included) because we’ve had nothing but moderates who love to spend. In our view, just because you have an (R) after your name doesn’t make you conservative.

              And to ask if we don’t understand the seriousness is just silly. We do, which is why we’re pissed at the establishment. And yes, I think 85% of those sitting in elected positions are establishment shills. They will do (and have done) anything to stay in power. If they weren’t, we would have had term limits, a balanced budget amendment and the STOCK act would have been passed a hell of a long time ago.

              • Anonymous

                i agree with everything you said but did the establishment cause people to not vote for the most conservatives earlier in the primaries? no. how is letting obama get reelected gonna help any of that?

                • Amy

                  No, the establishment chased all the real conservatives out of the race before it even started.

                  You have bought into the line that only Romney can beat Obama and we HAVE to somehow get that coveted independent vote. That’s fine, it’s your choice to make.

        • Anonymous

          Your statement is a bit incomplete. Most conservatives will work hard in their congressional districts and states to build a greater majority in the House and a majority in the Senate. At that point, Obama is a lame duck.

          • Anonymous

            a lame duck cannot reverse the damage done like obamacare, only stop more from happening

            • Anonymous

              you have zero principle. YOU ARE part of the problem and NOT part of the solution. Why don’t you go to the Morons for Romney chat board?

              • Anonymous

                i have voted for the most conservative in every election and will vote for santorum if he makes it to michigan primary. ive been to every tea party rally in a 50 mile radius of me, but im not dumb enough to hand a victory to obama

                • Anonymous

                  Romney, fake conservative…Salg01 fake tea party member TPINO

                • Anonymous

                  haha, so sad. i hope you have no kids whos future you are ruining by letting obama get reelected

                • Anonymous

                  you’re a tirsome git. I regard your comments as a mere nuisance and will disregard as they don’t merit my time.

                • Amy

                  What’s sad is that the left has you right where they want you…

                • Anonymous

                  Thank you

            • Anonymous

              THIS statement is true BUT MittWitt is Maobama’s long lost, pale Komrade. This is the point that you haven’t yet grasped. MittWitt invented obamacare and bankrupted his state. He gave Maobama a practical lesson on a smaller scale.

        • Anonymous

          Who said anyone won’t vote for Romney is he is the nominee? It was about your message. Take a breath. If you don’t realize that tossing rocks at conservatives will not help anyone, then it is hopeless. The Romney camp would be wise to start a conversation with conservatives, perhaps at upsoming CPAC.

          • Anonymous

            many people on this site have said they wont vote for romney

            • Anonymous

              So, reply to them.

            • Ana

              Of course conservatives don’t want to vote for a anti-conservative.

          • I won’t.
            have said it for years.
            will not vote for him. ever.

        • Anonymous

          Romney will just slow the pace to destruction. He’s a liberal. If that makes me holier than thou, guilty as charged.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t believe he will slow the pace, sadly.

        • no because they are willing to sell their soul to a political party.
          welcome to their club.

        • wodiej

          if you are reflective of typical Romney supporters, God help this country. You sound like a liberal…oh I forgot, Romney is a liberal.

      • bingo.
        yeah its worked so well in the past. had nothing to do with giving us obama.
        I vote my principles and the hell with what anyone else thinks.
        if romney is the candidate I’ll write someone in.

        • Anonymous

          We here need to decide on a common write in candidate that we can all get behind. I like that idea.

          • Anonymous

            I agree but she has to be a hot looking cougar!

            • Anonymous

              Sarah Palin. Good, lets start getting vocal about it, Gang.

    • Anonymous

      Morons for Romney!

      Sounds like you are already in that group.

    • Anonymous

      Right now I plan to vote down the republican column except for the presidency slot, which I will leave blank on principle if Romney is the nominee. Obama wouldn’t get anything done if we could win the senate and keep the house, and he can just be a placeholder until 2016. It’s the only way we have a voice — in the voting booth. If we vote for Romney, then we’re telling them these tactics they use on us every election to forcefeed establishment picks down our throats is A-OK with us. I, for one, cannot do that.

      The other way is with money. Whereas I might’ve considered sending money in the general election, I will not do that if it’s Romney. That is not the message I personally want to send — that this travesty is OK with me. No way, no how.

      That’s how I feel now. Who knows how I’ll feel after Obama fires up his billion dollar campaign. I feel like I detest both Obama and Romney equally at this moment, but I may come around when the LSM cranks up their demagoguing machine… I may find myself needing to defend against that by voting for Romney if he’s the one. Let’s just hope he’s not.

      Notice how I didn’t call you a moron once in my reply…keepin’ it civil, salg01. You might want to try it. You might actually be taken seriously if you do. 🙂

      • Anonymous

        i could care less if im taken seriously or not. I consider anyone who would vote for obama a moron and a conservative or republican who doesnt vote, well i consider that a vote for obama, therefor i stand by my words, morons

        • Anonymous

          I’m sorry you feel that way. If you were civil, you might’ve actually changed a few minds making your case to us, but instead, you just ensured the exact opposite.

        • Anonymous

          Oh, well, if THAT’s the case, I change my mind.

          {sarcasm off}

      • Anonymous

        I agree with you. That is pretty much where I am, too. I do, however, reserve my right to change my mind.

    • wodiej

      People who insult others to make a point don’t have a point worth listening to.

  • Anonymous

    Retraction will be printed on pg. 10 of the Saturday edition.

  • Anonymous

    Any Tea Party member who would get behind the winner of the GOP primaries (which will probably be Rombo)should hang his/her head in shame. If she campaigns for him, she’s lost all my respect.

  • Anonymous

    The only candidate who is close to Bachmann’s positions is Santorum. Newt and Romney aren’t close to her at all and she did NOT like them in the debates, that was very, very clear.

    I am sure Newt’s campaign is pushing her to endorse… but it would feel even more fake and forced than Cain’s endorsement. At least Cain did a sit-down discussion with Newt and acted chummy… Bachmann did no such thing and did not even give a nod to either Newt or Romney.

    Endorsements are only worthwhile if they are key endorsements, done at the exact right time. This would NOT be the right time on any scale. I would assume that the only thing she will do to ‘endorse’ a candidate at this point is to call for everyone to do just as she stated: unite behind the nominee. I would be surprised if she did throw an endorsement before then.

    • Anonymous

      The reason Bachman will endorse Romney if he becomes the nominee is because she fears retribution from her own party in terms of commitee assignments or the GOP running an opposing candidate in her district the next election. That’s why the establisment needs to be destroyed.

    • wodiej

      How do you know what Gingrich’s campaign is doing? You don’t.

      • Anonymous

        I know you want to defend Newt, but that was NOT an attack on Newt, and please don’t insult my intelligence.

        She said she was in discussion with all the candidates.
        “I continue to speak with all the candidates…”

        How do I know? She told me and it is common sense. Newt would be a fool not to court one of the defacto heads of the TEA party.

  • Anonymous

    I’m fed up with the establishment and will not get behind a candidate, I don’t trust. No matter who endorses them. Just this morning I got a call from the RNC wanting donations. I told them I’m not donating another cent unless things change.

    • Anonymous

      Well done, Sir.

    • Anonymous

      Good for you!

  • Anonymous

    There are liars, damn liars and then Mitt Romney.

    Sorry Mark Twain!

  • Anonymous

    Gridlock! Gridlock! Gridlock! Gridlock! Gridlock.
    Now I fell better as that’s what it’s going to be the next four years as Romney cannot win against Obama because TRUE CONSERVATIVES will not hold their noses once more!

  • Anonymous

    Notice Michelle did not say she would never endorse Romney, just that she won’t do it now.

  • Anonymous

    Reading through the comments in this thread, it is obvious that most of you are highly frustrated with the way the campaign is going so far. You feel railroaded by the establishment into a candidate who does not represent conservatism (or at least your concept of it). The media has resumed the “Romney is virtually inevitable” mantra. How to stop the Romneytrain?

    The answer is: Ron Paul.

    Now before you dismiss this idea, bear with me. February is a state with many caucuses in states that Romney has strong support and organization in. There is only one other candidate in the race who can slow Romney’s delegate accumulation down in these states, and that is Ron Paul. Remember, even if you don’t like Ron Paul, and you want Newt or Santorum to win, the name of the game is keeping Romney from getting to 1,144 delegates.

    Though they both spoke optimistically about their campaigns moving forward after Florida, both Newt and Santorum lack the organization in the coming caucus states like Nevada and Maine and Colorado to do significant damage to Romney. Both really just want to hang on until Super Tuesday one month from now. Keeping this longer term strategery in mind, it would be wise to support Paul in these February caucuses and keep Romney’s delegate count down as much as possible. A win for Paul in Maine, neighbor to Romney’s Massachusetts and New Hampshire, would be big and would slow the “Romney is inevitable” momentum/talk. Ron Paul can pull that off. Newt and Santorum cannot.

    I am a Ron Paul supporter (if you couldn’t tell by now). I firmly believe that it is Ron Paul who will be standing in Romney’s way (in terms of delegates) to secure the GOP nomination this summer. Many of you will disagree with me on this, but we (almost) all agree that Romney’s coronation must be slowed and stopped if possible. Please consider my idea with an open mind. For Newt and Santorum to hang in there until states that are favorable to them, Ron Paul must have substantial success in slowing the Romneytrain this month. 2008’s numbers suggest he could do just that.

    • Anonymous

      If Romney is the nominee, I would vote third party for Paul as a protest to Romney. At least Dr. Paul shares my beliefs on fiscal policies. I share nothing with Romney.

      • Anonymous

        Great idea. I never considered that. Food for thought IF Romney wins and IF Paul runs as a third party.

        • Anonymous

          Gary Johnson’s name might be on the ballot for the libertarian party, and he’s actually a much less-kooky version of Paul. He’s working hard to get his name on the ballot in all 50 states. I would feel very comfortable voting for him if Romney’s the nominee.

          • Anonymous

            Can he please get a better haircut? 🙂

            • Anonymous

              I hear ya!

          • Anonymous

            Gary Johnson could very well be Ron Paul’s VP choice. He is a former two-term Republican governor in a blue state (New Mexico) who cut spending there big-time and has strong appeal to independents and even moderate Democrats.

            I am getting the sense that the displeasure with Romney as the GOP nominee is so great, a third party ticket of Paul/Johnson could have a broader appeal on the right than I originally thought. I believe Dr. Paul when he says he has no intention of running third party, but if he gets a similar sense that he could actually beat both Obama and Romney by running third party, I think he just might consider it. He truly believes he is a Republican in the tradition of Robert Taft and Barry Goldwater though.

            Keep in mind the “America Elects” effort to get on the ballot in all 50 states.

            • Anonymous

              On the other hand, Ron Paul is an old man, and he’s very respectful of his son’s new political career which seems to have a very bright future. I think if Paul were labeled as the guy who caused Romney’s loss to Obama, it could hurt Rand in the long run. I say let Romney lose all by himself to Obama, which will pave the way for some Tea Party libertarian-minded conservatives to get a fair shot at the presidency in 2016.

              • Anonymous

                Yes, that is an important consideration. I don’t believe Ron Paul would go indy/third party unless he was almost certain he could win.

                • Anonymous

                  I’m not so sure as everyone has slagged off on him establishment, conservatives, social conservatives etc. etc. etc.

      • Anonymous

        In that scenario, I would just as soon see Newt run as the conservative party.

    • Anonymous

      No way I’m going for Paul (or Romney,) but nice try:) I gotta respect a Paulbot who can string a group of sentences together without going off the deep end about legalizing drugs and defunding the military. But we know the truth about Paul.

      • Anonymous

        It doesn’t matter if you support Ron Paul or not in the long run. The point is that Ron Paul can help slow the establishment candidate Romney down, by competing with him for delegates in the caucus states coming up this weekend and into next week. Newt and Santorum simply don’t have time to establish the organization in those states to compete with Romney. Ron Paul already has it. Romney’s delegate count must be kept down if you want Newt or Santorum to have a chance heading into Super Tuesday.

      • Anonymous

        By the way, drugs should be legalized (at least at the federal level). Prohibition does not work.

        A strong national defense must be funded and would be, but we simply cannot afford undending wars and bases around the world. We are broke.

        • Anonymous

          100% agree with you about prohibition, and I also think there is much we could do overseas to reduce wasteful spending in the military while still spending the money needed on defense, but I’m not entirely in agreement with Paul on all of it. Ron Paul has done a remarkable job at getting us to discuss these issues and recognize ilbertarianism. I myself feel I am a very libertarian-leaning conservative, but I never knew what to call it until Ron Paul put a face on it. Ron Paul is 100% libertarian. I find people who are 100% of anything, whether it’s liberal, conservative or libertarian, are usually not representative of the average person who is likely a mix in some way or another.

          I look forward to the day when someone other than Ron Paul and Gary Johnson are representing the libertarian party — someone who would be much more Tea Party, much more well rounded — maybe someone like Rand Paul? I think he would be so much easier to support.

          • Anonymous

            We need to stop almost all foreign aid. Instead of looking to stop aid we should start at zero until we find reasons to GIVE it !

        • Anonymous

          If we only declared war when truly necessary and the friggin politicians would let the dogs of war all the way off the leash they wouldn’t last long. My boys and army boys together booted saddam hussein out of Kuwait and destroyed his military machine in only 100 days and that was in 1991 before we had many of the new funky gadgets we’ve got now.

          • poljunkie

            Everyone at my house agrees with you. Esp my hubby.

            • Anonymous

              I’m honestly convinced we could kick China’s @$$ in a conventional or nuclear war. Only down side is everyone loses a nuclear exchange. I been there and got that T shirt in a conventional in Iraq in 1991. Our military IS the very best the world has ever seen and the extent to which our average war fighter tries to minimize collateral damage is worthy of Sainthood, though no one ever gets to see it.

    • poljunkie

      Ron Paul is looking better.

  • Anonymous

    Are disinfo/PR Agents Spamming internet message boards?
    YES, see below. If you don’t think that pr/political operatives will be working us on behalf of Romney on this board for the next several months, think again. You are seeing the first of it today. The GOP will not co-opt the conservative vote.

    Just beware.

    • Anonymous

      Vote Romney now. He is the best, most conservative, honest, decent, poor-loving kind of cand…… HEY, GET AWAY FROM MY KEYBOARD, BARRY.

      • Anonymous

        That S……Ob is everywhere.

  • cabensg

    I’m glad to hear that. Of course the speculation has been that she would back Romney in hopes of VP spot. Fat chance of that even if she had endorsed him.

    We could all grow old waiting for a retraction from the Boston Globe.

  • Anonymous

    Hold up people. We are being told and it sounds like a reasonable argument….if Romney is the nominee that we must get behind him or we get 4 more years of Obama.

    That makes a lot of sense. For we surely will get 4 more years of Obama if we don’t elect Romney….However….

    Romney is not a conservative. Has never been one and will never be one. To be one you have to do more than say you are one and outspend your rivals by 5:1 running evil sick twisted lies.

    4 more years of Obama fills me with angst and disgust. But, and here it is, if you think I will or even can hold my nose and vote for romney pretending that he has not dragged this process into the toilet then you ar wrong. Cannot and will not.

    • Anonymous

      See you at the polls. 😉

  • Anonymous

    My guess is the Boston Globe “story” was deliberately planted by Willard’s minions.

    Even a fake piece like this serves a few purposes. First, it’s an attempt to reinforce the idea of Willard’s “inevitability”. Second, any Bachmann supporters who changed to Santorum may be influenced by this “story” (I guess if my guy can’t win the next best is Romney); third, it furthers the fable that Willard is “conservative enough” (well if Bachmann says he’s okay….).

    A retraction? Nah, not today. Maybe next week buried somewhere in the classifieds.

  • poljunkie

    The way she was running interference for him at the debates I would have thought she would have endorsed…. Although I still don’t understand why she was playing football for him – As many of their beliefs are contrary. Unless he had seriously “promised” to consider her down the line, or pay off some of her debt.

    I’d say if she had to do things differently she would probably rethink the Gardisil assault, and instead maybe attack the Mittster from the beginning.

  • Ana

    I believe if Conservatives continue to resist the establishment’s arrogance – they lead and we follow, this primary will go down in history as the turning point of the GOP. Returning the party back to its core principles and values, is the only true and lasting course. If we don’t fight now and stand firm, a win for Obama or Romney is still a great loss for America. No longer we can afford to allow them to tell us: Sit down and shut up!

  • And none of them seem that great. Really? Is that the best we can give our country? Has the position as leader of our country — a truly incredible country — been belittled to this? Is there no one better to elad us and pull us out of this muck of a situation we’ve gotten ourselves in? Can we only select from those with the depest pockets and/or the best ability to fundraise? How about a real person in office who doesn’t just look good on camera or sound good in the debates? How about someone who’s heart for America is so strong and so passionate that he/she won’t be shaken by the tiniest disagreement, disgruntlement or push from behind and honestly wants to unite and serve the country?

  • Anonymous

    Good for you Michele! Don’t back a dirtbag and stay away from the fray. 🙂

    Funny how the damn media keeps trying to bag conservative voices to back their rat.

  • Anonymous

    I’m gllad to hear it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Michelle is not endorsing Romney. I am willing to bet Pawlenty stayed in the race and did not let Michelle’s Straw Poll win in August make him quit and endorse Romney.

  • ApplePie101

    Who thought up that piece of propaganda, I wonder?

  • Anonymous

    2008 Flashback: Michele Bachmann Gushes Over Newt Gingrich

    C’mon Michelle you know Newt is a caged tiger in the primary but you know darn well if we nominate him and open the cage…..

    “We had rabbits when we needed tigers” -President Reagan

  • Anonymous

    Endorsements mean nothing to me.I can think on my own!

  • Anonymous

    I would be shocked if she endorsed Romney.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry but I still remember Michelle Bachmann in the Iowa debates, she barely touched Romney, while she hammered and hammered Newt. I fully expect she will endorse Romney, she’s just playing games.
    She’s a hypocrite if you see how thrilled she was in 2008 to invite and receive Newt to campaing for her re-election, where Newt even mentioned his consulting with Freddie Mac and his advice to NOT bail them out and to break them up into smaller companies, strange Michelle didn’t accuse Newt of corruption then, she was all big smiles.
    After she endorses Romney, she’s finished in my book.

  • bobemakk

    Michelle, if you are a true conservative like you say you are, then endorse Newt Gingrich…he has the support of the Palin family and Rick Perry and now Chuck Norris, JC Watts and former Sen. Fred Thompson, so why not join them?