Tag Archives: Michele Bachmann

Our First Quadrennial Hawkie Awards

The hardworking staff is pleased to announce Campaign Outsider’s Hawkie Awards, a quadrennial exercise in highlighting the most ridiculous aspects of the Iowa caucuses, outside of the fact that they have any impact at all. Regardless, nunc est bibendum: I’ll … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (Whac-‘Em-All Edition)

Next week’s Iowa caucuses have turned into a daily double: Mitt Romney v. Ron Paul for win and place, everyone else for show. Cue Rick Perry’s latest ad, which touts the Texas governor as the Congress-free hoss in the race. … Continue reading

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GOP Social Studies

It’s not that retail politics is for losers in the Republican presidential primary race, but the candidates stumping hardest in Iowa and New Hampshire – Michele Bachmann, Jon Huntsman, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry – are generally polling lowest. (Exception that … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The GOP’s Sioux City Bakeoff

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff could only stand watching the first hour of last night’s Republican presidential primary debate, but we did pick up some slop from Fox News on the second hour. The GOP Magnificant Seven gathered in Sioux … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Daily Nation (Newt Gingrich Bookselling Edition)

Newt Gingrich is the accidental candidate: He went on a book tour and a presidential campaign broke out. The truth is, Gingrich’s entire career – political and otherwise – has been a comercial enterprise, currently managed by wife #3 Callista, … Continue reading

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Michele Bachmann Is Language-Impaired

In the ongoing effort to reinsert herself into the GOP presidential primaries, Michele Bachmann (R-Put James Garfield on Mt. Rushmore) has launched a new offensive against the leading Republican candidates. From the New York Times: Michele Bachmann Warns Against Supporting … Continue reading

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Bachmann-Number Overage

From Monday’s Boston Globe piece on Michele Bachmann’s effort to reinsert herself into the New Hampshire GOP presidential primary picture: Bachmann portrayed herself as a fighter who spent five years opposing [Barack] Obama’s initiatives in Washington. That’s swell, except Obama’s … Continue reading

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Pro-Bachmann PAC Manhandles Rick Perry’s Wife

As the incredible shrinking Michele Bachmann (R-Can You see Me Now?) watches her presidential primary campaign go down like the Hindenburg, her friends – such as the Keep Conservatives United PAC – are trying to come to her rescue. Their … Continue reading

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Dead Blogging The GOP Presidential Primary Debate

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff only saw the first and last half-hours of Wednesday night’s MSNBC Republican presidential primary slapfight, but a little of this crowd goes a long way. So . . . • If you picked “Ronald Reagan” … Continue reading

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Let The $4 Billion Rumpus Begin! (NYT Basic Mistake Edition)

From our All the News That’s Fit to Print a Day After Campaign Outsider desk: Friday New York Times The Caucus item: Ad by Group Supporting Bachmann Assails Perry When Representative Michele Bachmann hits the campaign trail, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas is He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. … Continue reading

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