Rollins knocks Bachmann again

The falling out between Michele Bachmann and her former campaign manager Ed Rollins continues — he told ABC News on Monday that Bachmann is “running out of money and ideas” and doesn’t have enough of either to win in Iowa.

Rollins, who left Bachmann’s campaign in September, said he didn’t want to spend time “fighting with a candidate who wouldn’t listen and had no money.”

“She’s still saying the same things she said in the first the debate,” Rollins told ABC. “There’s no substance. She says, ‘I’m going to repeal Obamacare.’ But she’s been saying that from Day 1. I told her: That’s your Tea Party speech, now you have to say what you’re going to do next.”

Rollins said Bachmann also told him that she wanted to campaign in several early states like New Hampshire and South Carolina, not just Iowa, which was Rollins’s suggestion. Since the Iowa straw poll, Bachmann has made campaigning in and winning Iowa her top priority.

This is not the first time Rollins has disparaged his former boss. The two have been feuding since he left her campaign.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Derek Wain on 11/01/2011 - 08:18 am.

    Rollins has about as much influence on
    Republican primary voters as the Dalai Lama
    or the MSM, e.g. zero.

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