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Michele Bachman Bows Out: Suspends Faltering Campaign After Iowa Results Are Revealed
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Michele Bachman Bows Out: Suspends Faltering Campaign After Iowa Results Are Revealed

Political cartoonists will have to find another target to lampoon, Michele Bachmann has announced that she is taking her leave of the campaign she has been working so doggedly on and will instead focus her efforts on fighting President Barack Obama and what she has dubbed, "his agenda of socialism". One of her missions to that end will be a complete end to Obamacare. Bachmann has also called the current presidential administration the "playground of the left wing social engineering."

Bachmann, who finished first in the Iowa straw poll in August has been seeing nothing but problems with her campaign efforts ever since. Her poll numbers have continued to decline, falling to single digits just before the Iowa caucuses, placing the Minnesota Representative in fourth place. She finished in sixth place in Iowa, though, and ended up announcing her suspension of the campaign as well as canceling a number of scheduled campaign stops in South Carolina.

Absent from her announcement was any news on whether she was planning to seek reelection to her House seat or not. The district that she represents recently went some changes when it was redrawn.

Bachmann's campaign has not been without its problems and controversies, both from the Congresswoman herself as well as from outside sources. Most of her New Hampshire campaign staff quit, en masse, citing rude, dismissive treatment from her national campaign staff. Her long time adviser, Iowa State Senator Kent Sorenson left her fold to give his support to Ron Paul amid allegations of money exchanges and trickery. Bachmann immediately accused Paul's team of purposely luring Sorenson to "discredit" her burgeoning campaign and growing momentum, an allegation that Paul and Sorenson both quickly denied.

But, Bachmann's problems were not all external. There are entire web sites dedicated to her gaffes and blunders, some frightening in their enormity. There is her lack of geographical knowledge for one, and her outright lie to attack Texas Governor Rick Perry during a debate over the summer. Bachmann had pounced on Perry for his executive order mandating the HPV vaccine for all girls in the state. Bachmann claimed that not only was it morally wrong but cited a woman that came to her claiming that Gardisil, the vaccine in question, had caused her daughter's mental retardation. The scientific and medical communities were outraged, demanding some proof, some evidence that this had ever happened.

Bachmann's suspension of her campaign means that she can either return any unspent campaign money, give it to another candidate at her own discretion or donate it to charity. She has not yet announced if she will back any of the remaining candidates.


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