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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    What did she do exactly? I think she seemed her normal self... lol
    I haven't actually watched a lot of her, but every time I do she bugs me. It just continued tonight. In large part, more than any others, she just screamed "CAMPAIGNING" to me. Everything seemed like a rehearsed, practiced, planned answer to the point where if she didn't like the question she'd immediately go into that and just say to hell with it. I disliked the CONSTANT reminder of her kids and adopted kids. She just came off as phony, full of herself, and hollow. Really didn't like her.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Latest known re: Palin.

    Missing from the proceedings were two possible entrants. Former Gov. Jon M. Huntsman Jr. of Utah, who recently returned from China as Mr. Obama’s ambassador, is expected to get into the race as soon as next week, but he declined an invitation to participate in the debate. And one week after she visited the state, former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska, whose decision seems to be more up in the air, also declined.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/us/14repubs.html

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I haven't actually watched a lot of her, but every time I do she bugs me. It just continued tonight. In large part, more than any others, she just screamed "CAMPAIGNING" to me. Everything seemed like a rehearsed, practiced, planned answer to the point where if she didn't like the question she'd immediately go into that and just say to hell with it. I disliked the CONSTANT reminder of her kids and adopted kids. She just came off as phony, full of herself, and hollow. Really didn't like her.
    I used to know somebody that adopted a kid, and she'd always point out it was adopted... and she did it constantly, even when it wasn't a topic, and she'd tell strangers that. I felt really bad for the the child because of that. Why always point that out, and right in front of the kid? I wonder how she'd feel if somebody said to her adopted child, "you have a nice mom," and she'd respond, "well, she's not actually my mom."

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I haven't actually watched a lot of her, but every time I do she bugs me. It just continued tonight. In large part, more than any others, she just screamed "CAMPAIGNING" to me. Everything seemed like a rehearsed, practiced, planned answer to the point where if she didn't like the question she'd immediately go into that and just say to hell with it. I disliked the CONSTANT reminder of her kids and adopted kids. She just came off as phony, full of herself, and hollow. Really didn't like her.
    Why does every female politician, on either side of the aisle, do that? Seriously, how does having a bazillion kids make you a qualified politician? I get so, so, sick of hearing women politicians skirting around whatever they're trying to wiggle out of answering by lowing about their kids.

    Why do they script her? Easy. So she doesn't accidentally do things like attribute the beginning of the Revolution to the wrong state, or randomly break into prayer to help the misguided gays. She's a liability when she speaks for herself, basically.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    Why does every female politician, on either side of the aisle, do that? Seriously, how does having a bazillion kids make you a qualified politician? I get so, so, sick of hearing women politicians skirting around whatever they're trying to wiggle out of answering by lowing about their kids.

    Why do they script her? Easy. So she doesn't accidentally do things like attribute the beginning of the Revolution to the wrong state, or randomly break into prayer to help the misguided gays. She's a liability when she speaks for herself, basically.
    I haven't seen many other women politicians do that.... it's mostly Conservative women, because it's code for "I am pro life." That's how the religious right expects women to be. If you're vagina is a clown car, you're presidential material... and they love Palin even more because she had a special needs child.

    In fact, a Palin fan eluded to Palin being "more of a woman" than me a few minutes ago... I have seen Rush and other talking heads make similar points.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    It doesn't matter who takes the nomination, right? Anybody would be better than Obama, as I'm understanding it. So once the Republicans take the Oval Office, everything will be improved within the following eighteen months.

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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    To be honest, I believe Bachman is a mirror for talking points and barely has any free thinking thoughts or ideas (although I feel the same way about Obama). Given the choice between her and Obama, I would chose her. Although, there are much better choices for a presidential candidate besides Bachman.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    To be honest, I believe Bachman is a mirror for talking points and barely has any free thinking thoughts or ideas (although I feel the same way about Obama). Given the choice between her and Obama, I would chose her. Although, there are much better choices for a presidential candidate besides Bachman.
    Really digs? I think your under evaluating Obama.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by SheWolf View Post
    I haven't seen many other women politicians do that.... it's mostly Conservative women, because it's code for "I am pro life." That's how the religious right expects women to be. If you're vagina is a clown car, you're presidential material... and they love Palin even more because she had a special needs child.

    In fact, a Palin fan eluded to Palin being "more of a woman" than me a few minutes ago... I have seen Rush and other talking heads make similar points.
    I saw Pelosi do a fair amount of it. Palin does a ton of it. I'll give Hilary credit for not going for the kids card much, though.

    Ugh, seriously? That's a bit sick, really. Not only children as trophies (sick enough in and of itself - using your previously orphaned or disabled kid as a talking point just strikes me as sociopathic), but women as walking wombs. I can't imagine how much you have to hate yourself as a woman to resort to that.
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    Re: Michele Bachmann announces presidential campaign

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    Really digs? I think your under evaluating Obama.
    I think Obama really isn't all that intelligent. His advisers and appointees run the show and he is the charismatic face for their ideals. My personal opinion is that Obama is similar to Bachman. Nothing but talking points and largely devoid of individual intelligent thoughts or ideas.
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