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In a new video, Bachmann questions candidates’ conservative values

Michele Bachmann, doubling down on her message of not settling for anything less than a consistently conservative Republican presidential nominee, released a new web video Monday hitting several of her rivals for past ideological missteps.

The video highlights Mitt Romney and Herman Cain and their past support for abortion rights; Ron Paul’s isolationist foreign policy agenda; Rick Perry’s support for subsidized in-state tuition for the children of illegal immigrants; and a video Newt Gingrich cut with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi supporting policies to help end global warming.

Viewers are directed to a new Bachmann website,, which is meant to prove that Bachmann is the only true conservative in the race.

“With Michele Bachmann, there are no policy flip-flops,” the site’s homepage reads. “There’s no need to compromise on one of the issues that matters to you. She means what she says, and she says what she means.”

Bachmann has been using the “don’t settle” message since September and “no surprises” for the past few weeks in an attempt to make up for a long fall in public opinion polls. She was in fifth place in a pair of polls released Monday.

Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by James Hamilton on 11/15/2011 - 09:26 am.

    Does she really want to focus on her opponents’ gaffes? There isn’t enough air time to cover her own before the Republican convention.

  2. Submitted by Derek Wain on 11/15/2011 - 09:41 pm.

    A great ad and right on target.
    I saw MB in Henniker, NH on 8/30/11 where she gave a speech to indifferent, not to say hostile students and media. She is the most fantastic retail politicion I’ve ever seen. By the end of the 1-hour speech and Q&A, she had won over most of the audience. She is the real deal: a knowledgeable and principled Constitutional Conservative. She is a long shot at getting the nomination. But if she does, she will wipe the floor with Hussein Obama. The fear and loathing for MB from the Demented left is proof positive that she is the hard core Conservative feared most by Obama’s media jackals and trolls.

  3. Submitted by Tom Christensen on 11/16/2011 - 07:53 pm.

    She doesn’t have the best position to be speaking from when she consistently polls in the 2% – 4% range. It proves she is not in line with even her own party much less the rest of America. Michele and Marcus are selling snake oil and nobody is buying. Gaffe after gaffe, no accomplishments to her credit, 2% – 4% in the polls, and she and the sixth district think she is presidential material. She went from first in the Iowa straw polls to near dead last in the current poll. It is time for Michele to sit down and be quiet as the writing is on the wall. All she has to do now is be able to comprehend the message she is being given.

  4. Submitted by Bruce Shaw on 11/17/2011 - 10:23 am.

    I think I think most Americans are looking for a candidate who shows they are a strong leader more than merely reactionary.

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