Bachmann quits race, says she'll fight for issues

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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 5, 2012 9:45 p.m.

    Whos Life RU Living?

    "You really do not care about your credibility do you."

    Do I really care of my credibility with ignorant people? I didn't vote for leaders causing a sixteen trillion dollar debt, or high unemployment.

    I worry about ignorant people voting in the same kinds of leaders who caused this mess.

    Do you honestly think our debt would have increased six trillion, had Bachman won the election three years ago? Unemployment over eight percent?

  • Whos Life RU Living? Ogden, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 12:19 p.m.


    "She would have been a big improvement over what we have now."


    You really do not care about your credibility do you.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Jan. 5, 2012 9:30 a.m.

    She would have been a big improvement over what we have now.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 5, 2012 6:27 a.m.

    No, actually I have fallen into the trap of actually wanting to get things done. Resorting to school ground child like name calling rather than discussing the issues at hand usually demonstrates that the name caller has reached the limits of their knowledge and has resorted to bashing the other side to hide their own ignorance. If you actually have a desire to reach agreement, know what you are talking about, and have the skills developed to present ideas and influence others, you don't need name calling.

    A legitimate opinion should be based on fact. To presume a third party can better identify someone else's political leanings shows either amazing levels of arrogance or stupendous levels of ignorance. Most people branding others as socialist or Marxist have no clue what those terms mean or they would not through those terms around so loosely.

    To presume someone else "evil" based on party affiliation, that has nothing to do with political correctness. That just demonstrates the simplistic thinking of the one placing themselves in the seat of judgement.

    It has nothing to do with political correctness. It is about having class and actually working toward results.

  • anti-liar Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 5, 2012 1:17 a.m.

    I notice the AP reporter taking the opportunity to falsely list Santorum, Gingrich and Perry as Conservatives to the exclusion of Paul. A little subtle, anti-Paul propaganda there, AP?

    There is nothing wrong with saying that someone is "marxist," "socialist," or "evil" when it is being said in point of fact, or as a legitimate opinion. A person actually can be one or more of those three things. You have fallen for the politically correct lie that says that no one is allowed to say it like it is, or express legitimate opinion, because it is "uncivil," or "name-calling."

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:48 p.m.

    Bachmann was last of the candidates who were trying in Iowa. Incidentally Buddy Roemer actually finished last (even behind "other" "no preference" and Cain).

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:14 p.m.

    Wait, she quit?? But I thought she said she was the biggest threat to the Obama presidency? And that he knew it! And he was so worried about it?


  • A1994 Centerville, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 7:38 p.m.

    There is an article in the Wall Street Journal that said she quit after finishing last place in Iowa. For all of you who are enamored by Huntsman, he actually finished much further behind her but they didn't see fit to acknowledge him.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 6:03 p.m.

    She was Sarah Palin lite. Her appeal to the conservatives faded away for other more qualified candidates like Santorum. Bachman was simply a passing fad. Like many House members, even like Pelosi though opposite, she could afford to be strident. She co-sponsored exactly no bills that passed and was famous for saying "No" to everything while again sort of being a poor woman's Sarah Palin. While this is appealing to some, this is not how government works. That is why usually governors and those with military experience make the best presidents. They can't afford to be stridently opposed to everything, they have to work with other people, even those where views may be divergent. Even Gingrich did that in the House, but Bachmann showed no abilities in this area based on her little experience in the House and finally people caught on to this.

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:23 p.m.

    Sorry to see her go.

    I never expected her to win but I hoped she'd last a bit longer than this. I think having her as part of the crowd made it more interesting.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:07 p.m.

    What bothered me about her is her story telling of what happened in history was a fabrication of facts that didn't exist. If she does not truly understand our history how can she claim to restore the country? It would be a fairytale country based on her fairytale stories.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Jan. 4, 2012 5:05 p.m.

    I hardly consider anyone who calls someone they don't agree with a marxist, socialist and evil just because they don't agree on policy. That is more like dumb junior high kids stunts. She had some valid and good points she was running on and could have been taken seriously, but her willy nilly throwing around of statements such as using an un-named women who know one could find to attach Governor Perry - just very mean girl high school style attacks. I found her comments sophomoric and rude, and I don't even like Perry.

    I coach a couple of youth sports (football and basketball) and we always teach our kids to compete hard to win, but that you always play with sportsmanship and respect. You want to win, but not at the expense of your own personal integrity. I wish our politicians would do more likewise. Compete to win with all your might, but do so with honor and respect.

    There is no such thing as winning at all cost - because some of those cost are far too high to be worth it. Bachmann crossed that line several times.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    Wonder how much she banked on contributions from suckers and corporate dreamers.

  • Christy Beaverton, OR
    Jan. 4, 2012 3:35 p.m.

    The CAKE is BAKED.

  • Cats Somewhere in Time, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 3:26 p.m.

    She's a class act and I wish her well. Go Mitt

  • The_Kaiser Holladay, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 3:20 p.m.

    Bachmann supporters:

    Do some homework on the remaining candidates. I think you may come around to Ron Paul's camp.

  • Mukkake Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:59 a.m.

    You can only be a joke candidate for so long before it stops being funny. Especially when Paul is the biggest joke running.

  • Furry1993 Clearfield, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:29 a.m.

    Good riddance.

  • Sutton Cedar City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 10:11 a.m.

    Her husband prayed the campaign away

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 4, 2012 9:56 a.m.

    Goodbye Bachmann...

    *'Bachmann's husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds' - By Michael Isikoff - MSNBC - 06/28/2011

    *'FACT CHECK: Bachmann bomblets raising eyebrows' - By Jim Drinkard - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/28/11

    ''WASHINGTON Michele Bachmann's claim that she has "never gotten a penny" from a family farm (sic)
    The farm also received federal crop and disaster subsidies, according to a database maintained by the Environmental Working Group. From 1995 through 2010, the farm got $259,332 in federal payments.'

    *'Marcus Bachmanns Gay Cure - By Michelle Goldberg - The Daily Beast - 07/10/11

    'Yet when the City Pages reporter asked Marcus if his clinic performs so-called reparative therapy a widely discredited technique meant to turn gay people straight Marcus denied it.'

    I will miss you.