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(Boston.com)   Michelle Bachmann has campaign debt. Mitt Romney has lots of money. Romney wants Bachmann's endorsement. What happens next?   (boston.com) divider line 41
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2012-02-01 11:39:01 AM  
people actually would vote for someone just because someone told them so without doing any research?

we're f**cked
 
2012-02-01 11:44:59 AM  
What happens next?

Something unspeakable, probably.
 
2012-02-01 11:45:19 AM  
BJ?
 
2012-02-01 11:45:30 AM  
Romney must submit to a scouring by Bachmann's circle of Christian fathers after which he must complete seven trials. If he survives and turns his back on his heathen Mormon god he will receive her endorsement and a seat at the feet of the Lord Jesus in the afterlife. If he fails he will burn forever in the pits of hell.
 
2012-02-01 11:46:37 AM  
Funny that she would endorse him despite their political platforms having so little in common.
 
2012-02-01 11:47:32 AM  

Norv Turner: people actually would vote for someone just because someone told them so without doing any research?

we're f**cked


We're talking about Republicans here. They don't think for themselves. They are told what to think and then they merrily vote against their own interests. Welcome to the new America -- dumber than ever!

Oh, and lest we forget, we must do everything in our power to rid the White House of the seekrit muslin soshulist Kenyan. Hannity told me so.
 
2012-02-01 11:48:01 AM  
ATM?
 
2012-02-01 11:48:41 AM  

Norv Turner: people actually would vote for someone just because someone told them so without doing any research?

we're f**cked


I give you Fox News
 
2012-02-01 11:52:00 AM  
Hardcore lesbian pron?
 
2012-02-01 11:52:05 AM  

GoBadgers: BJ?


I don't know, hopefully he has some viagra. Just imagine those crazy eyes looking up at you with her mouth down there. That's a high chance for some biting action...

OTOH her hubby probably has given her some good instructions.
 
2012-02-01 11:52:44 AM  
Asking for an endorsement is a kinda subtle slap in the face.
"Your campaign is bellyup and dead in the water....but you've got all this influence with the rubes you OBVIOUSLY won't be needing, so how about letting me have it?
 
2012-02-01 11:52:47 AM  
She's got to wait for her gay husband to give her permission.
 
2012-02-01 11:53:27 AM  
Why bother? Bachmann has been out of the race for a while. The Base's fancy is elsewhere. Romney could do himself a favor, buy out Gingrich's endorsement, and then kill two birds with one stone.

Bright side? Gingrich simply vanishes in a fart of dust because the Base will disown him for backing the Mormon.
 
2012-02-01 11:53:55 AM  
How desperate does one have to be to want a Bachmann endorsement?
 
2012-02-01 11:57:58 AM  
He fixes the cable?
 
2012-02-01 11:58:27 AM  

Crunch61: How desperate does one have to be to want a Bachmann endorsement?


Romney is desperate enough - he needs to get some credibility with actual conservatives.
 
2012-02-01 11:59:23 AM  
Capitalism + government = good for everyone! Honesty! Freedom!!


WOOOOOOO!!!
 
2012-02-01 11:59:54 AM  

don't understand: Norv Turner: people actually would vote for someone just because someone told them so without doing any research?

we're f**cked

We're talking about Republicans here. They don't think for themselves. They are told what to think and then they merrily vote against their own interests. Welcome to the new America -- dumber than ever!

Oh, and lest we forget, we must do everything in our power to rid the White House of the seekrit muslin soshulist Kenyan. Hannity told me so.


As much as I hate it, it isn't just a Republican thing. It's a common problem all across the political spectrum.
 
2012-02-01 12:00:33 PM  
Norv Turner: people actually would vote for someone just because someone told them so without doing any research?


Mr Limbaugh, I'd like you to meet Mr Turner. Apparently he's never heard of you.
 
2012-02-01 12:04:47 PM  
Bachmann is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but wouldn't endorsing Romney be paramount to political suicide for her?
 
2012-02-01 12:05:38 PM  
www.boston.com

"And when he got off the plane, she pointed right in his face like this and said 'Up yours, attractive and successful African-American!'"
 
jvl
2012-02-01 12:10:42 PM  
What happens next? I'm guessing the same thing that happened when Obama wanted Hillary's endorsement when she had a lot of campaign debt.

Zerochance: Bachmann is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but wouldn't endorsing Romney be paramount to political suicide for her?


In both parties, unifying behind your candidate is considered Good Form. The parties have to work as a team once they have chosen their nominee. If you don't support the team, the team will remember that in the next election cycle. This is why we get oddities like McCain endorsing Bush in 2000. (I can't think of a similar Democratic example to McCain; possibly because the last few Democratic nominees were not jackwagons to their opponents during the campaign.)
 
2012-02-01 12:11:33 PM  

Norv Turner: people actually would vote for someone just because someone told them so without doing any research?

we're f**cked


Some people like to defer to the judgment of someone smarter and more informed than themselves.

Some people are less intelligent and less informed than Michelle Bachmann.
 
2012-02-01 12:15:12 PM  

Edsel: Romney is desperate enough - he needs to get some credibility with actual conservatives fundy whackjobs.

 
2012-02-01 12:15:26 PM  
I'm guessing he took her as an extra wife, and her current husband did something gay, I mean cured a gay person?
 
2012-02-01 12:17:44 PM  
They share a corn dog?
 
2012-02-01 12:20:54 PM  

jvl: What happens next? I'm guessing the same thing that happened when Obama wanted Hillary's endorsement when she had a lot of campaign debt.

Zerochance: Bachmann is not exactly the sharpest tool in the shed, but wouldn't endorsing Romney be paramount to political suicide for her?

In both parties, unifying behind your candidate is considered Good Form. The parties have to work as a team once they have chosen their nominee. If you don't support the team, the team will remember that in the next election cycle. This is why we get oddities like McCain endorsing Bush in 2000. (I can't think of a similar Democratic example to McCain; possibly because the last few Democratic nominees were not jackwagons to their opponents during the campaign.)


Oh, I know this, but the problem for Bachmann is, the party is split. She can endorse Romney, be a team player, but piss off her Tea Party constituents who are the base of her support. I think Palin's endorsement of Gingrich is a good example of how fractured that party is.
 
2012-02-01 12:27:25 PM  
Pawlenty sold his endorsement to Mitt for just $500k. Will Bachmann be a even cheaper whore?
 
2012-02-01 12:29:08 PM  

James!: Romney must submit to a scouring by Bachmann's circle of Christian fathers after which he must complete seven trials. If he survives and turns his back on his heathen Mormon god he will receive her endorsement and a seat at the feet of the Lord Jesus in the afterlife. If he fails he will burn forever in the pits of hell.


I would pay to watch that.

Romney could make the ultimate flip flop by becoming a born again evangelical and forsaking Mormonism.

It would be awesome to see how far he is willing to go be President.

/but I still won't vote for him
 
2012-02-01 12:41:28 PM  

Crunch61: How desperate Mormon does one have to be to want need a Bachmann endorsement?


FTFY
 
jvl
2012-02-01 12:41:32 PM  

Zerochance: Oh, I know this, but the problem for Bachmann is, the party is split. She can endorse Romney, be a team player, but piss off her Tea Party constituents who are the base of her support. I think Palin's endorsement of Gingrich is a good example of how fractured that party is.


Indeed. The Tea Party, much like OWS, has trouble with the entire concept of a team. Mere rage does not a political movement make.

Gingrich is already persona non grata with much of his own party after his time as Speaker. He was getting some respect back as a thinker when he was careful to cherry-pick his causes, but the campaign trail rewards bomb-throwers, so he's back to being a bomb-thrower. As for Palin, backing Gingrich is insane even for her.
 
2012-02-01 01:01:29 PM  
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2012-02-01 01:05:38 PM  
This sounds like a job for ....

www.peoplepolitico.com
 
2012-02-01 01:31:40 PM  
www.pamil-visions.net

Maybe something like this???
 
2012-02-01 01:31:41 PM  

BarrRepublican: He fixes the cable?


Thank you! I was expecting that to be one of the Weenerss.

Fark, I am disappoint.
 
2012-02-01 01:59:18 PM  

InmanRoshi: Pawlenty sold his endorsement to Mitt for just $500k. Will Bachmann be a even cheaper whore?


Nope. Gonna cost a cool mil. And a secretary position. That last one is like a lottery ticket. The odds are long, but you never know.

\Secretary position.
\\giggity
 
2012-02-01 03:46:34 PM  
That's no big deal, I believe I heard that Bill Clinton still has campaign debt.

He's making the payments. That's no indictment of him.
 
2012-02-01 04:32:30 PM  

Crunch61: How desperate does one have to be to want a Bachmann endorsement?


He needs to steal some of the crazy person vote. Right now Newt's got that on lockdown.

What really bugs me is remembering Michelle Bachman going around while she was campaigning saying "RESPONSIBLE SPENDING NO GOVMNET HANDOUTS LOL", and now she's a million dollars in debt. I'm sure she'll find some way to sweep that away (at someone elses expense), and when she campaigns for her House seat back she'll be full of super-fiscal-conservative hurpa durp again. And the worst part is that nobody will remember or care just how freakin bad with money she is.
 
2012-02-01 06:48:11 PM  
I guess we find out if she is a looney or a liar. If she endorses him she is a liar and its all an act. If she goes feral she is a looney but an honest one.
 
2012-02-01 10:26:02 PM  
I hope she weasels her way onto the ticket and we get McCain/Palin 2.0
 
2012-02-01 10:43:46 PM  
No one is commenting on the fact the article states she may seek re-election? Is no one concerned about this? If she is elected back in, I weep for my cousins in America.
 
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