Republican Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann made a campaign stop in Atlantic Tuesday evening, to meet with area residents and party faithful at the Pizza Ranch Restaurant.
Bachmann speaks to the crowd
Bachmann, a Congresswoman from Minnesota was running about 35-minutes late when her bus pulled into the parking lot. She spent much of her time talking briefly with those who were enjoying their dinner, posed for pictures, and signed some campaign literature along with a copy of her book. Bachman then taped an introduction to a special promotional video for Cass County Republicans, in hopes of getting out the caucus vote. Afterward, Bachmann went off script to attack President Barack Obama, whom she says “Has brought about Socialism without apologizing for it.”
Bachmann in Atlantic 1
She says that’s something she won’t stand for. Bachmann says for the past five-years, she’s “Been standing up for the Constitution…standing up for smaller government…standing against out of control spending and standing up for life, marriage, national security and ally Israel,” and standing against what she calls “The radical Jihadists who want to defeat the United States and put Shiria Law in the United States.” She says that’s not going to happen when she becomes President.
Ron Paul, a Republican Congressman from Texas, another Presidential hopeful, will be in Atlantic Thursday afternoon for a town hall meeting. Speaking of Ron Paul, Bachmann says she can win the election, as evidenced by the debate in Sioux City, where she says she “Took it to (him) on the issue of Iran gaining a nuclear weapon.” She says that’s the same thing she’ll do to Barack Obama next November. She says in order to do that, we need the strongest conservative in the U-S. She says she can play the role of a “Rock Solid Conservative to take him on, and take his policies on.” Bachman says her record proves she has taken on Obama before, she will do it in the debates, and go on to win the election in 2012.
Bachmann poses with guests at the Pizza Ranch
She says a woman can run a country effectively because they are strong. Bachman pointed to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who was known as the “Iron Lady,” as an example. She says it’s time America has its version of an “Iron Lady,” someone who’s “Not afraid of all the men in Washington, D.C., who is not afraid to take on the Liberals in D.C. “ Bachman says she’s not afraid, and she will take on those challenges.