King’s Refusal to Endorse Spells Bad News For Bachmann

Iowa Rep. Steve King and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann have always been close.† He was one of the very few Republicans to endorse her for leadership when the new GOP majority took over, and Bachmann has been known to refer to King as “the King of Conservatism.”

So the news that King isn’t putting his support behind any GOP presidential candidate — not even Bachmann, is very bad news for her campaign.

According to Politico, when it comes to the endorsement, he’s not terribly convinced by any candidate. “I have extraordinary access to these candidates, and that makes me have a stronger responsibility, I think, to at least do an evaluation and make a recommendation. I donít expect my constituents to follow it. I think I owe them that. But I also need to come to a conviction, and I havenít done that.Ē

In fact, based on his evaluations, including the pros and cons of Perry, Bachmann doesn’t even seem to be on the radar.

Bachmann, who was once considered the Tea Party darling, is losing much of her support from that side of the party. Tea Party group American Majority is actively campaigning for her to leave the race, saying her campaign has become about her, not the movement.

“I think it’s pretty obvious that Michele Bachmann is about Michele Bachmann,” American Majority Executive Director Matt Robbins said...”Let’s face it: she’s a back-bencher and has been a back bencher congressperson for years,” Robbins added. “This is not a serious presidential campaign.”

Still, don’t expect Bachmann to drop out anytime soon.† After all, she has a book coming out soon.

 

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26 comments

Christopher Fowler

"“I think it’s pretty obvious that Michele Bachmann is about Michele Bachmann,” American Majority Executive Director Matt Robbins said...”Let’s face it: she’s a back-bencher and has been a back bencher congressperson for years,” Robbins added. “This is not a serious presidential campaign.”"

And this surprises us how, exactly? Bachmann has always been about Bachmann. She has never honestly served the people; instead, she has served the treasonous religious wrong and their hateful and ignorant, anti-Constitutional agenda.

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Rosemary G.
Rosemary G5 years ago

Bachman is an embarrassement, to the female gender!

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Jan N.
Jan N5 years ago

Well, darn, things have been going so well for her. The fact that she’s not being endorsed by someone most of the nation hasn’t heard of will certainly be a crushing blow, because don’t we all wait until our “representative” endorses a candidate to decide who to vote for? I know I do...not.

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Jane Barton
Jane Barton5 years ago

Eew, she put her foot in her mouth so many times even all her campaign managers walked out.
She's uncontrollable and stupid. After she got on TV and danced with her fat, dorky husband who has a pray away the gay clinic, that was it. She's a gay bashing, Republican Christian fundamentalist lunatic who gets migraines and can't think. That's WHO I WANT FOR PRESIDENT of the FREE WORLD!

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Jonathan Y.
Jonathan Y5 years ago

She did better than anyone thought in the debates, don't count her out. Certainly smarter than Sarah.

Read between the lines: they are holding her experience against her. To the teaparty, ANY previous govt. experience is evil.

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Ray M.
Ray M5 years ago

Hah, her campaign was bad news from the get-go. What a nutcase, but aren't they all?

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Jane Barton
Jane Barton5 years ago

Their pics are fine with me. I like to see wacked out lunatics in their natural state so I know who to stay away from.

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Justin Kidd
Justin Kidd5 years ago

Re photographs: Corrections on any of the following assumptions would be welcome, but
in the absence of further data I'm guessing that a) Care2's bloggers are working at very close to pro-bono scale; b) Care2's budget as a community website does not run to photographer-journalists; c) Commentators such as Robin depend on press aides of politicians for pictures;
therefore, d) the weird look in the eyes of featured politicians comes out of their own offices with the blessing of their own press people. Where am I wrong here?

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Jillian B.
Jillian B5 years ago

entertaining for sure

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Carlene V.
Carlene V5 years ago

I hope she stays and doesn't listen to the baggers. But then, when has Mindless Michelle listened to anybody but the folks residing in her head? She's a form of entertainment, they all are really. King won't endorse because none of the current candidates are worth it and won't make it to the Oval Office.

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