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Who will be sipping the Whitehouse tea next year?. Tea Party leader Michele Amble Bachmann aims to cause a lump or two in President Obama’s throat by becoming the first female US President. The Iowa-born politician in her ‘50s, whose parents left Norway 150 years ago, launched her bid in the small town of Waterloo, vowing to challenge Democrat President Obama for the White House in 2012. “I seek the presidency, not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment,” she said in her speech.

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Who will be sipping the Whitehouse tea next year?

Published on Wednesday, 29th June, 2011 at 14:44 under the news category, by John Price and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 29th June 2011 at 14:56.

Tea Party leader Michele Amble Bachmann aims to cause a lump or two in President Obama’s throat by becoming the first female US President.

Michele Bachmann
The Presidential candidate with Norwegian ancestry hopes to be in the White House next year.Michele Bachmann
Photo: Justin Sullivan/Staff/Getty Images News


The Iowa-born politician in her ‘50s, whose parents left Norway 150 years ago, launched her bid in the small town of Waterloo, vowing to challenge Democrat President Obama for the White House in 2012.

“I seek the presidency, not for vanity, but because America is at a crucial moment,” she said in her speech.

Early indications show the Right Wing, Minnesota Congressman’s dream may come, even though she currently trails Mitt Romney in the Republican representative race by one percent.

She hits back at the current President’s leadership skills, accusing him of leaving America in a financial ditch because of increasing national debt and the constant high rate of employment, saying, “We cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama.”

Despite growing popularity since her announcement, Michele Bachmann has her critics.

She is known to be a homophobic; strongly opposing gay marriages, and has been questioned about her self-proclaimed calling from God implying she has to run for presidency.

In response to CBS’ Bob Schieffer’s question on Sunday’s "Face the Nation", “Did God tell you He wanted you to run for the Minnesota State Senate, or something like that?” she replied, “I prayed about that, as well. And that's really what that means. It means that I have a sense of assurance about the direction I think that God is speaking into my heart that I should go.”

Some people tend not to take her seriously. Fox News presenter Chris Wallace asked her if she was “a flake”, to which Bachmann was said to be “insulted”, refusing to accept his subsequent apology.

“Well, I would say is that I am 55 years old. I've been married 33 years. I'm not only a lawyer, I have a post doctorate degree in federal tax law from William and Mary. I work in serious scholarship and work in the United States federal tax court.

“My husband and I raised five kids. We've raised 23 foster children. We've applied ourselves to education reform. We started a charter school for at-risk kids. I've also been a state senator and a member of United States Congress for five years. I've been very active in our business.

“As a job creator, I understand job creation. But also I've been leading actively the movement in Washington, D.C., with those who are affiliated with fiscal reform,” she replied.

Nevertheless, The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart thought she “handled the ‘flake’ question just right.”

Her campaign trail continues in New Hampshire and North Carolina in the coming weeks, convincing the public why she has what it takes to lead America forward.



Published on Wednesday, 29th June, 2011 at 14:44 under the news category, by John Price and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 29th June 2011 at 14:56.

This post has the following tags: michelebachmann, presidentbarackobama.





  
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