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Michele Bachmann needs Tim Tebow

The sudden, high-profile defection of Michele Bachmann’s Iowa campaign cochair to Ron Paul certainly raises viability questions about the Minnesota congresswoman’s presidential bid.
But it also should prompt questions about the judgment of the cochair –Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson — and by extension, broader questions about Paul’s legion of Iowa supporters.

How much do they really know about Paul’s stances on key issues?

Sorenson’s explanation for his departure suggested that he views Paul, who is now an Iowa frontrunner, as the most conservative candidate with a shot at winning the nomination.

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  • NancyJ

    I think she is better off without Sorenson. He isn’t principled enough. There is only one stand for him, with the one he thinks is going to take him into the higher echelons with the really big players.

    • http://None BenFox

      She would be better off with Tebow, he’s not afraid to show who his boss is. Go Bronco’s.

      • daves

        A second key staffer for Bachmann’s Iowa campaign has now resigned, this one over the Congresswoman’s claim that Kent Sorenson, the first defector, left only because “he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign.”

        Wes Enos, Bachmann’s own political director in Iowa, came to Sorenson’s defense, contradicting Bachmann’s claim:

        I can say unequivocally that Kent Sorenson’s decision was, in no way financially motivated. His decision had more to do with the fact that the Ron Paul supporters have been something of a family to him since he was first elected in 2008 and here in the end, as it becomes more and more apparent that the caucus cycle is coming to an end, Kent believed that he needed to be with them as they stand on the cusp of a potential caucus upset. While I personally disagree with Kent’s decision, and plan to stay with Michele Bachmann because I truly believe in her, I cannot, in good conscious watch a good man like Kent Sorenson be attacked as a “sell-out” …. That is simply not the case, and it was not the basis of his decision.

    • Dale Melton

      It really astounds me that Iowa Christian Conservatives can put their backing behind a man who openly hates Israel and the Jewish people. If you think we have it bad with Barack Obama, just wait until you put Paul in the office. You better think about this; Michelle Bachmann is the only one we can safely trust to put into the office. It bothers me that Mr. King hasn’t thrown all his support behind Michelle Bachman. Christian Conservatives can turn this thing around for her in the state of Iowa!

  • http://google JoeH

    Michelle Bachman and Rick Santoram are the only “true” conservative candidates. Paul has some very good ideas and some very bad ones. The bad ones, of course relate to foreign policy and Israel. Too much of a risk to allow Iran to run nuclear a muck with their stated aims!

    • Goatie

      Amen. Well said. My thoughts exactly.

    • tncdel

      Nope. Santorum’s got a RINO streak in him. He’s closer to being a neocon than anything.
      How else do you explain the vast disparity between how Bachmann and Santorum are rated on opposing illegal immigration?:
      https://www.numbersusa.com/content/action/2012-presidential-hopefuls-immigration-stances.html?

    • eddie

      >”Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum are the only TRUE conservatives”<

      I used to think the same thing, until I saw how Santorum supported a number of pro-abortion, pro-gay-"marriage" RINOs. That's largely why he got booted out of office in a landslide.

      If we want a true conservative, we must vote OUR VALUES — it's all about BACHMANN!!!

  • Brenda in VA

    M B NEEDS the press & those old RHINOS to be WITH her.
    I will N E V E R believe Karl Rove is looking out for me, but himself & buddies!
    Why arent they/ Gotta be a reason why Michelle is not getting any press!
    Are ~those in the know~ Afraid of her? Yes, I think!

    • T-Texas

      Karl Rove is one of the biggest butt kissers in Washington and not a true conservative.Instead helping some past candidates to win he went against them.Rove is a RINO and can not be trusted in my view.Part of the ruling class.

  • AliveStillKickin

    Kent Sorenson is a very unethical man to jump ship and join the enemy at war time.
    Who, with any morals, would vote for a man who would accept a traitor into his camp?

  • jerry vanee

    Benedict Arnold and Kent Sorenson both betrayed their causes for money. If Michelle wins against all odds in Iowa it will be the political upset of the century. She’s fought for the Tea Party and the religious right and seemingly they are abandoning her in droves. I first heard of her when she took on the new Democrat Speaker of the House , Nancy Pelosi , when no other GOP Congressman would challenge her. Pelosi and the DNC targeted Bachmann in 2008 and couldn’t take her out. By far she has the cleanest personal life and her good works with foster children makes her a living Saint.

    • tncdel

      I like her, but she generates little political support. What she needs to do is to get Allen West to accept the VP spot on her ticket. West is actually a far better choice as president than she or anyone else currently running is. But as VP for her, Bachmann would rake in all the vast support West has.

      I’m a major poll blogger on sodahead.com [a site with almost two million users], and the poll I ran pitting Bachmann versus Obama generated only 55 comments after a whole month. Whereas, the poll I ran pitting Allen West versus Obama generated OVER THREE THOUSAND comments WITHIN THE FIRST 48 HOURS! And West TROUNCED Obama by better than a 5-to-1 margin! See the poll here with your own eyes:
      http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/if-allen-west-is-nominated-by-the-gop-to-run-against-barack-hussein-obama-who-would-you-vote-for/question-1801603/

  • messup

    Nah! This is We The Elite People of Washington DC playing We The People like a banjo.

    Michelle Bachmann hasn’t suffered anything. A dissafected employee is as common as boiled eggs. And this co-chair is a boiled egg. He’ll be eaten alive and spit out as so much fodder. If one were to analyze such behaviour by this co-chair, one would immediately be suspicious of such a decision to bolt ship and damage a candidates chances of electability. Very suspicious, especially seeing’s that We The Elite People of Washington DC have an innate fear of everything constitutional conservative. See, they want a warmed over “moderate” like they’ve been grooming Mr. Romney and Gingrich.

    Trouble with this ploy,i.e., to move all candidates to the center, is that America is ready for a true American. One who believes in Our US Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. One who will take an “Oath of Office” and defend Our Founding Father’s “grand experiment.” Not a RINO, or Progressive, or left-of-center Republican candidate. One with a spine, intestinal fortitude, spunk and takes the fight to the opposition at every turn. Michelle Bachmann is that candidate. And Ms. Palin would shred the left’s agenda, to pieces. Period!

    Vote massively for massive fraud is already all around us. God Bless America.

  • JRRS

    Bachmann needs to quit pretending to be a viabe candidate, go home, and throw her support to Romney, or Gingrich. She is just making a mockery of the primaries and has shown little class with some of her caustic remarks. I suppose she is still a democrat deep down inside her mind.

    • AliveStillKickin

      Moron

    • Dan

      JRRS is a fool. Oh, school is not in session. Must be a kid.

    • gullah

      Nonsense. I have heard her speak a couple of times and she is the best on the issues. She is the only candidate to come out and say she would overturn Frank-Dodd and then she went into some detail of the disastrous things in the bill.
      Remember, McLAME was doing poorly at this time 3 years ago. You just never know. I pray she is the nominee.

  • Sp5 / 75075

    JRRS : You are wrong about Bachmann. She is the only one that doesn’t have 1000 dings/errors in her history. Get rid of the old stuff, the ones had have cheated and got what they wanted for their million dollar retirement. Bachmann and Santoram would be the best team for our nation which has certainly suffered. But then again you can’t blame the government for every stupid issue when you have a nation of people that are weak & afraid to make a stand in keep things on the right path.

  • Jiji

    There is not an ounce of quit in Bachman. There is a long way to go to the primaries and the general election. Stay the course Michelle. And remember, no matter who is the eventual nominee, any one but Obama.

  • gullah

    Stand firm Michele. You are the BEST candidate in the race.
    Go to NUMBERSUSA and look at the candidates grades on illegal immigration. Forward that link to all your friends. Print out some copies. Especially if you live in Iowa, New Hampshire, and SC. Get the word out. Bachmann is the only candidate with a decent grade on illegal immigration.
    Ron Paul gets an F. The only other candidate with a worse grade is Obama, who gets an F-.

  • gullah

    As for Santorum, he is terrible on illegal immigration as well. I saw him speak and when he was asked about illegal immigration he babbled on and on about a pathway to citizenship.

  • Buckeye

    O.M.G. Wasn’t it bad enough the dumb cowboy from Texas compared himself to Tebow and they have lost ever game since now why would someone think this loser needs Tebow. He is good and will get better if he stays away from the repubs. Please Tim don’t get caught up in any anti-American polices these repubs have in mind for all but the elite.

  • Ann Wilson Kingsley

    Michele Bachman is a sore loser who is a prima donna RINO. Her Super PAC just went to RINO Romney. Always the candidate with no substance, Bachman has now shown her true colors as a RINO. Ron Paul is and always was the only true Conservative in the race, as Bachman just proved. Slandering Sorenson for abiding by his Conservative principles in moving to work for front runner Conservative Ron Paul instead of RINO Romney is reprehensible of Bachman.

    The Republican Party establishment favors RINO Zombies with no brains or courage. Electing a RINO Globalist New World Order Corporatist Progressive same as Socialist “NUT” for president is always the agenda of the Republican establishment If we Republicans continue to elect RINOs, we will all be in the Gulag, and our churches will be burned to the ground. The RINOS are “Do Nothings” who, based on past experience, will allow Obama’s Socialist agenda to become entrenched, while advancing his Socialist agenda even further. Ron Paul is the brilliant Conservative candidate who came out of the gate with a comprehensive well-developed plan for turning our country around.

  • Harvey Apple

    Michele, shake the dust of Sorenson off your feet, and press onward and upward.
    Sorenson has expended his 5 minutes of fame.
    Thank GOD that he has been forced out of the closet and exposed for the true weasel he is!
    Ditto for Enos, who needs to be with Sorenson, not you!
    This Super PAC? stole money, from your supporters, and gave it to Romney.
    I suspect this was no last minute fraud, and was planned, by these PAC RATS, to create a media sensation, and embarrass you!
    Mitt, Newt, and Perry are all notorious flip-flopping RINOs!
    Perry, how do you pal with the Clinton’s, be head cheerleader for
    Al Gore, and suddenly you’re a conservative Republican by tossing in a few, last minute,
    Conservative sounding promises? Your record says otherwise!
    Does a zebra take on a coat of white paint, and become a thoroughbred?
    Impossible!
    Ron Paul despises Israel, is OK with Iran getting the BOMB, thinks Bradley Manning is a world hero, and is the darling of the pot smokers( Paulheads)! More red flags to come from this Liberterian RINO!
    I pray for and expect a tremendous, pro Michele Bachmann, Conservative backlash from Iowa
    patriots, who will not be ordered how to vote by the Republican elite and the Democrat controlled Media, who want to field a RINO CHUMP to easily lose to Obama!
    Michele Bachmann is the only Reaganite, Constitutional, Christian, Conservative in this race!
    Go Michele, Go! – You “Know” She’s “RIGHT!”

  • Patricia

    Michelle Bachmann is too hungry and doesn’t have the right utensils to eat with. She wants to be the first female President but being patriotic and a conservative is not all it takes. If you notice, you’ll see she started dropping speed with each gaffe. Not checking facts and not knowing them or questioning them began raising eyebrows. She’s too eager, too hungry and that’s the last thing we need.
    When we find the person that would give their life for America because they understand who gave it to us and who put the right men here at the right time to pull it together then we have our next President.

  • tncdel

    No she doesn’t. Tebow, a popular sports figure, has no political experience or expertise to offer.

    Instead, Bachmann should try to get Allen West to be her VP. West is better than ANY of the current presidential candidates. And if he’d be willing to accept the 2nd spot on her ticket, Bachmann would leapfrog Romney and others in the polls. Here’s why:
    http://www.sodahead.com/united-states/if-allen-west-is-nominated-by-the-gop-to-run-against-barack-hussein-obama-who-would-you-vote-for/question-1801603/

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