Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann said the 2012 contest for president is one in which the faith community doesn’t have to settle for a moderate in office.
Bachmann spoke at the Embassy Suites in downtown Des Moines this morning at a gathering of central Iowa pastors and religious leaders where she introduced Jenny Condon, who runs a natural family planning clinic in Des Moines.
Bachmann used the opportunity to stress her anti-abortion stance and said that although the election will likely turn on the economy, abortion should not be forgotten.
“Don’t settle for a candidate that does not stand up for the sanctity of life,” Bachmann said to the crowd of about 70.
Bachmann, a Waterloo native who won the Iowa GOP straw poll this year, also said that she expects to do well in the Iowa caucuses no matter when they are held.
She said she “spent many Christmases in Iowa” growing up in Waterloo and is prepared to do so again to win the caucuses.