LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Michele Bachmann, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. presidential in November 2012, visited the Grand Old Party’s convention in California to try to revive her candidacy on Friday.
The Tea Party’s favorite, the face of the religious right and socially conservative, anti-tax and anti-State, received a “standing ovation” when she rose to the podium of this convention in Los Angeles, where she discussed all issues, taxes to health throughout a rambling speech. But it is taking the defense of SMEs Michele Bachmann has received the most success with a large crowd and acquired.
“I’m a congressman, not a politician,” said the Republican candidate. “I am in real life, I spent my life in the private sector. I saw how much the taxes were devastating (…), I saw as it was difficult to start a business.”
Michele Bachmann, now largely overtaken by Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican nomination, is trying to regain control and return to the front.
Some of her statements have caused a stir. When, for example, estimated that Hurricane Irene, which hit the northeast coast of the United States in late August, was a warning which God respondent to Washington to change its policy. Or when she said the danger of a vaccine against HPV that cause cancer of the cervix, angering scientists.
“THE MEANING OF FAMILY”
Friday, Michele Bachmann did not mention her rivals, focusing its attacks on Barack Obama’s policy on health or diplomacy.
“She is my favorite among all the Republican candidates,” said Kathleen Evans, who sells videos of dance classes and paid over 100 dollars to attend the convention. “She has enough experience to be president, but I like the fact that she is a patron saint of small business (…) and has a sense of family.”
In 2006 Michele Bachmann has become the first woman elected representative from Minnesota. In August, she won the “straw poll” in Iowa.