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Bachmann not running for re-election.

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  • Center Left
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    Michele Bachmann is not running for another term. She says: "the law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than 8 years ... in my opinion, well, 8 years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district."

    Personally, I'm glad that she is stepping down. And even though she is denying it, I feel that her choice is more influenced more by the investigations of the FBI, FEC, and Office of Congressional Ethics more than how many years she has been in office. I'm not familiar enough with Minnesota politics to know if she would be favored in the next election or not, so I'm not sure if that is an influence.

    What do you guys think? Is she stepping down because she truly feels she has served long enough, she feels she can't win, or there is too much pressure from the massive investigations into her previous campaigns?
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    Zach F Wrote: Source

    Michele Bachmann is not running for another term. She says: "the law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than 8 years ... in my opinion, well, 8 years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district."

    Personally, I'm glad that she is stepping down. And even though she is denying it, I feel that her choice is more influenced more by the investigations of the FBI, FEC, and Office of Congressional Ethics more than how many years she has been in office. I'm not familiar enough with Minnesota politics to know if she would be favored in the next election or not, so I'm not sure if that is an influence.

    What do you guys think? Is she stepping down because she truly feels she has served long enough, she feels she can't win, or there is too much pressure from the massive investigations into her previous campaigns?
    I only wonder who will then come in her place; hope not an even more nuthead than she.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Zach F Wrote: Source

    Michele Bachmann is not running for another term. She says: "the law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than 8 years ... in my opinion, well, 8 years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district."

    Personally, I'm glad that she is stepping down. And even though she is denying it, I feel that her choice is more influenced more by the investigations of the FBI, FEC, and Office of Congressional Ethics more than how many years she has been in office. I'm not familiar enough with Minnesota politics to know if she would be favored in the next election or not, so I'm not sure if that is an influence.

    What do you guys think? Is she stepping down because she truly feels she has served long enough, she feels she can't win, or there is too much pressure from the massive investigations into her previous campaigns?
    I agree with you that it's most likely the multiple Federal agencies investigating her failed 2012 Presidential campaign. I think she see's the writing on the wall and wouldn't be surprised if she doesn't even serve out her entire term in the 113th Congress. She lives in a solidly republican district and barely squeaked out a win in 2012, and that was before all of these scandals started coming to light. When you have three separate federal groups looking into your dealings, there's a reason.

    I also just don't see someone that wanted to be President only one year ago claim that she has had enough with Washington and that eight years is enough. That argument might hold with lower profile Congressmen and Senators, but not with national people like Ms. Bachmann. Have no fear, though. I'm quite sure that we will be hearing from Ms. Bachmann for many years to come because Fox News will hire her in a heart beat.
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    Golly, where to begin? She runs for President with not even the minimal amount of experience or education to be a dogcatcher in a small town. Her husband's claim to fame is running a sham "clinic for gays" to change their sexual orientation by hitting a pillow with their fist & saying loudly, "No mama, NO!!" (Most psychologists know THAT is nothing but pure SCAM). Recently, the entire Bachmann Family was planning on getting Swiss citizenship (for all of them even the kids), which would make it even easier to launder money from the US to Switzerland. And to give them the option to go live in Switzerland whenever it got "too hot" to stay in the USA. (Such as legal matters closing in). For a person to issue statements against our President Obama that were completely false, & stirring up a mob of mental deviates (definitely of low IQ) & using them to create the Tea Party (with Koch Bros money) as if it was a legitimate political organization. AS IF. For deliberate sabotage of the US govt, & attempted subversion of our 236 year-old democracy, & other efforts of bald-faced treason. Not to mention some very obvious "tax evasion". Hmmm Definitely one of the GOP's "very finest" in Congress. But to put her on the Intelligence Committee? The next sound you hear will be an earthquake caused by all the Founding Fathers rolling over in their graves (simultaneously) ---- rollicking with laughter.
  • Center Left Democrat
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    I wasn't aware that Ms. Bachmann was a Swiss citizen. Supposedly, she has written to the Swiss consulate and asked to have the Swiss citizenship withdrawn, but that 's the least of her problems.

    The Wikipedia article about her makes for some very interesting reading. As you skim through it, you'll come across a red flag (or two) on just about every paragraph. Having her out of office should be a very good thing:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michele_Bachmann

    The irony of her radical anti-gay philosophy is that her step sister, Helen LaFave, is a lesbian, and attended Barack Obama's inauguration:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/07/15/helen-lafave-michele-bachmanns-stepsister_n_898761.html