Bachmann Fox News Sunday;Still In Denial Over Polling Numbers, I Can Still Win !!

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    :lol::laugh::rofl:
    For those of you who watched FOX News Sunday, what did you think of Michelle trying to convince Chris Wallace that she has "The Momentum" on her side? She tells Chris that it is based on the size of the crowds that show up to see her. Well, just because 300 people show up to listen to you speak doesn't mean they are going to vote for you.
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    Then Perry comes on and said he is getting momentum, and so is Santorum.
    It would appear that Michelle Bachman can't absorb the reality that she is the weakest link.
    It's going to be interesting to hear what she has to say if/when she winds up in last or second to last place. Then what is she going to tell Chris Wallace? Blame it on the weather? Claim that the Iowa Caucus is meaningless and will do better in New Hampshire? :rofl:
     
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    well worse case scenario, she will get the 8:00 spot on CNN or become a regular on SNL.
     
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    Pity post...
     
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    Or how about an independent ticket Bachmann/San Diego Chicken ?
     
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    Why do you find this so strange? Is it because she's a woman or what? No one drops out due to low ratings in the polls before the very first state has even held its primary or caucus. Did you also wonder why Bill Richardson didn't get on some show even before the first state held its primary in 2008 and announce he didn't think he could win the nomination? As a matter of fact, I remember Richardson being on TV a lot at that time and he was always optimistic -some would say even unrealistically so -insisting he could win. Everybody knew he wasn't going to win too.

    It is NOT just about who will eventually win the nomination for either the Democrat or Republican primaries. Even when candidates know they can't win -and believe me, Bachmann knows she's done, they will continue on hoping to get a sizable enough percentage of the votes that they will have an influence on all sorts of things in the party itself -from who, if anyone, they will eventually give their endorsement and their delegates if they have any, to being a viable choice for VP to helping write the current party platform. They do it in both parties and no one from either party will ever give anyone but an incumbent President an easy ride to the nomination. All the people supporting the so-called "lowered tier" candidates have to go somewhere and these people intend to do their best to direct where they go. Those supporting Bachmann, Santorum, Perry and even Gingrich are much more conservative than Romney. When added together, that is more support for a non-Romney candidate than Romney has been able to muster. These people intend to do their best to make sure as they drop out, their supporters move on to another conservative -not a RINO like Romney. In the end it will be last man standing and 3 out of 4 Republicans do not want their nominee to be Romney. So this is in reality a very intricate process that is really about how to maintain a high level of influence during and after the nomination process. Anyone who drops out even before the first state held its primary is a LOSER who immediately forfeits all influence. Whether it is a Democrat or Republican. Think Herman Cain is going to have any real influence now? NONE. He's got nothing to offer in exchange for it now.

    Santorum is right -he is gaining in the polls and pundits have their explanations for why he is at this point. No matter how much some people think Romney has it all wrapped up before a single vote has been cast, remember 3 out of 4 Republicans do not want him as their nominee and 5-6 candidates are splitting up those numbers that will gain in significance as they drop out. As they drop out, they want their supporters to move on to the "next best" non-Romney person so that the last man standing isn't Romney -who the vast majority already agree they do NOT want at all. So if Bachmann were a total idiot, sure she would get on some Sunday tv show and announce she realizes she can't win -and instantly her money AND influence totally disappears. Just like Cain's did. But she is no idiot and in fact is very politically savvy. So she will stay until she plays out her hand in the best possible way to make sure she can continue having some influence on the process as well as doing her best to first steer her supporters to whoever she ends up backing and then stumping for that person herself if she wants to make it stick. Failing to do what it takes to preserve one's influence while using their supporters as a negotiating tool (something that is typical in both the Democrat and Republican primary process) is how Republicans got stuck with McCain in spite of the fact 75% of Republicans never wanted him as their Presidential candidate either. If these other Republican candidates allow that to happen again and just fritter their ability to help influence the outcome in favor of the 75% who are looking for a viable non-Romney candidate and Romney ends up with the nomination as a result - I think its time for a third party. Not to put up a candidate for President this time, but to form for the long haul for the 75% of Republicans whose voices are no longer being heard in their own party and consistently having a Democrat-lite nominee rammed down their throat the overwhelming majority never wanted in the first place.
     
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    I will predict this,,,,Romney 27% Santorum 25% Paul 22% {give or take 1%} I am rooting for Santorum to be the surprise candidate.
     
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    Is Bachmann still running for reelection in her House seat?
     
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    They haven't brought that up. I would guess she would want it back. Too bad they can't recall Senator Stuart Smalley who won by the convicted killers and rapists who somehow managed to vote for him.
     
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    >>will be surprised if she still stays in the race if she gets around 5%.
     
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    For the Iowa caucus? Dude the last poll taken this weekend put Santorum at 15% and Paul and Romney at a statistical tie.
     

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