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Michele Bachmann blown into Miami thanks to Hurricane Irene

Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will blow into Miami because Hurricane Irene's damage has interfered with her travel schedule north of Florida.

Bachmann intends to visit the Bay of Pigs memorial and The Versailles restaurant in Little Havana, a must-stop for candidates. She's likely to attend a fundraiser as well.

"We could not get to events up the coast tomorrow so we ectended our trip in Florida," said spokeswoman Alice Stewart. "Also, we have had great turnout and support in Florida so we chose to add a day to the schedule for public and private events."

It's usually a good bet that Bachmann will receive large enthusiastic crowds -- but only if they know to show up. This is a last-minute change, so Bachmann might do some real retail politicking. Either way, she'll wrack up free media coverage and raise some campaign cash.

Bachmann's schedule changes often and with relatively little notice. Her campaign on Friday cancelled a a 10 a.m. tea party grassroots town hall in Orlando this morning. Members of the tea party, though, were invited to see her get off her tour bus at 8:30 a.m. at the Rosen Shingle Creek.

Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, hasn't announced any big hires in Florida and is technincally not participating in the Sept. 24 Republican Party of Florida straw poll (though she'll be on the ballot anyway).

Meantime, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is snatching up Florida talent (Randy Enrwight and former RPOF ED Jim Rimes as well as others). Nationwide, Perry's running in first among Republicans, according to a Gallup poll showing Mitt Romney in second and Ron Paul in third. Bachmann garners just 10 percent of the vote in fourth place -- a loss of 3 in-the-error-margin percentage points since July. Another poll, conducted by Mason-Dixon just in Florida, showed that Perry or Bachmann would be virtually tied with President Obama in a hypothetical matchup while Romney would win by a comfortable 51-43 split.

 

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Louis Nardozi

Well let's see.

Who will bring the troops home?
Who will cut the budget by half a trillion first day?
Who will prevent the million murders a year our government currently performs?
Who can free me from being accountable to my Creator for all those deaths?
Who will do their best to get the Patriot Act repealed?
Who really cares about ME, and truly believes that I own myself, NOT the government?
Who admits the dollar is now worth less than 2% of what it originally was?
Who wants to stop the current policy of robbing seniors by keeping interest rates artificially low?
Who wants to end the War on Drugs and use that money to actually HELP people?

You don't need me to tell you to Vote Vertebrate to know which man in the room has the spine.

Vote Vertebrate - Ron Paul 2012!

tlc

I look forward to hearing Michele Bachmann congratulate Miami as the place where Columbus set foot as the first human being in the New World.

J.J.GARCIA JR.

THIS CRAZY OL' HEIFER WILL BE VISITING "ALL" HER CRAZY COUSINS IN SOUTH FLORITDA ???

JP Knight

Compared to our current president, who said in 2009 in a news conference in France that he does not "speak Austrian," Bachmann is a genius of the first order.

wdb

@JPKnight,
Let's see, O'Backmann has never uttered a, *gasp*, verbal gaff or faux pas in her entire career? Wait, it's more like every times she speaks! I know, I could be wrong so enlighten me quickly.

Eric

She is a JOKE!

jefflz

This pathetic candidate is a measure of just how low politics in this country has sunk. Throw in that bible-thumper Perry and that dumb skirt Palin and you have to ask: What has happened to the Republican Party? Why are they so dominated by the least able and most ludicrous? We need a robust two party system. We have Obama on one side and car full of circus clowns on the other. Too bad for us all.

west coast guy

The trouble with the "vertebrate" candidate is there is nothing above his spine.

Juan R

First off, Michelle Bachmann is all bark with a crazy bite, much like Rick Perry. They would not have a clue on how to run this country. They would be worse than George Bush, and we saw how great they were. Ron Paul on the other hand has some interesting ideas, but I don't know about radical overnight change, especially with the military. I would support a gradual decrease in military spending. We might think that we own ourselves, but God is really the one in control.

I do like having a government that is in control. In control of cheats and liars, who take advantage of people for a quick buck, see bank robbers and bankers. Though we could do a much better job of it. But it's better than many countries around the world.

Ron Paul's ideas sound right on what we need to do with our Drug problem, though I do not know his position thoroughly enough. The only reason Obama will have a challenge in 2012 is because the republicans Congress of No, didn't do much other than to be obstructionist and could not sit at the table and debate policies for the good of the country. Obama is not flawless, he has conceded too much, but he is trying to be centrist.

Hopefully we won't have the jokers of Bachmann, Perry or Romney (who can't commit to a position), and have some real people of character, like Paul or Huntsman.

By the way, why do people think that overturning Roe v. Wade will be good for our general morality. There will be people who die from trying abortions in back alleys. Do you really want that on your conscious? We all have to make choices, and we each have to live with them. God bless.

JK

Ron Paul polls better against Obama than either bachmann or perry

Gavin R. Putland

Re the War on Drugs: The reverse onus of proof in drug-possession cases is incompatible with the rule of law and therefore cannot be recognized by any court anywhere. In other words, it is UNIVERSALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Besides, the economics of the drug trade imply that criminal sanctions are self-defeating unless concentrated on RETAIL SALES. See http://is.gd/oenwod for details.

buckeye one

eeewwwwww........yuck......get her out, get her out!
long live Fidel!

ParkyBill

God has issued His official response to Ms. Bachmann,

http://bit.ly/mZbkoD

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