Michele Bachmann held a $125 per person Christian rally and then a $1,000 per person fundraiser Friday near Nashville, Tenn.
The events were closed to reporters, but she did speak to the media briefly before the rally, The Tennessean reports:
“I’m thrilled and delighted to be here,” Bachmann said.
And she said, that, if she’s elected president, her first order of business would be to take measures to repair the economy with “permanent solutions” and repeal President Barack Obama’s national health-care plan.
The organizer of the Christian rally told the paper that Bachmann had come to meet with spiritual leaders and “share her heart.”
And a news release said the media was excluded so that the congresswoman could speak freely about her faith without concern that she would be “misunderstood, ‘sound-byted’ out of context and then fed into the ‘meat the press’ maelstrom that is the modern 24-hour-day news cycle,” the newspaper reported.
Many comments on the story were vicious.