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Is Bachmann’s pitch to Christian right a last-ditch effort?

The Atlantic wonders if Michele Bachmann’s latest pitch to Christian conservatives might be a last-ditch attempt to revive her fading presidential hopes.

This week she debuted  a new web video highlighting her support for “protecting life and traditional marriage,” introduced a bill in the House aimed at limiting abortion rights and held a conference call with a national social-conservative group touting her “pro-family” views.

The story says those moves seem like she’s trying to “bolster her faltering campaign with a pitch based on some of the right’s most potent wedge issues.”

Says the story:

Bachmann’s advisers acknowledge her campaign strategy has narrowed to a single-minded focus on the Iowa caucuses, where religious conservative voters make up a large share of the electorate. She’s also one of the many presidential candidates scheduled to address the Values Voters Summit taking place in Washington on Friday and Saturday.

Once, Bachmann feared being pigeonholed as the candidate of the religious right. Now it seems she can only wish that’s what she were.

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Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Derrick Schluck on 10/07/2011 - 05:53 pm.

    Her fading in the GOP race is actually a real bummer, even for someone who would never vote for her. Now she will be able to drop out of the POTUS race and re-run for her Congressional seat, and the people in her district will probably still be brainwashed enough to re-vote her in. Plus we won’t have a local connection to POTUS race to read and fight about everyday.

  2. Submitted by Beryl John-Knudson on 10/08/2011 - 08:09 am.

    Bring-them-in Bachmann and her biblical thumping as wedge issue?

    The genesis of MB’s misconceptions and revelations…’in beginning was her word , and her word was with deception and deception was the word’…and the (once) first shall be last I hope.

  3. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 10/08/2011 - 11:01 am.

    Any rational redistricting will put her out of business.

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