Bachmann to endorse Romney ?Submitted by hangtime55 on Thu, 05/03/2012 - 13:26
Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to endorse Mitt Romney today at a campaign event in Portsmouth, VA.
Before Bachmann dropped out of the 2012 GOP Presidential race in January after her Iowa 5% 5th place finish , Bachmann has a record of sharply criticizing Romney for supporting a health care plan as the governor of Massachusetts from 2003-2007 , much like the one later embraced by President Obama , calling Romneys mandated health insurance in Massachusetts nothing less then a blue print for today's Obamacare .
In December 2011, Bachmann said, " We also know that Mitt Romney is the only governor in the history of the United States to put into place Socialized Medicine. Mitt Romney will never get rid of the health care mandate under Obamacare." Her endorsement could help Romney attract the staunch conservative and tea party vote which shunned him during this primarry season . Bachmann had often contrasted herself to Romney by saying that she was the only true conservative in the race, as well as the candidate favored by the tea party.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul has won a majority of both Iowa and Minnesota delegates long after their primaries have ended , providing a boost to Paul's campaign many political observers and the Lamestream Media have tried to declare over.
On January 25, 2012, Bachmann announced that she would run for reelection in Minnesota for her seat in Congress . The three term Minnesota Congresswoman's endorsement for Romney could be ' political suicide ' in the eyes of her conservative and tea party voters.