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Posted October 4, 2011
Don’t settle for faith moderate, Bachmann stresses

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a Faith and Family Council news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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.

One Response to Don’t settle for faith moderate, Bachmann stresses

  1. How presumptuous: that horrid phrase, “faith community,” presupposes all religious believers have the same opinions on reproductive rights and gay and lesbian civil rights, and that opposition is the only voice which deserves to be heard.

    Why oh why do GOP activists continue to give credence to people, like Bachmann, who would destroy their party and endanger freedom for all Americans?

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