Can Bachmann Count on Evangelical Vote?
Republican presidential candidate responds
- Duration 6:50
- Date Jan 3, 2012
Republican presidential candidate responds
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As you've been telling you disease is Decision Day is here it's upon us with just hours before the caucusing begins.
In Iowa Republican presidential candidates are looking to make one final push last minute charge to get voters in their corner and joining us now from Des Moines, Iowa Minnesota congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michelle -- good morning to you congressman.
Good morning to you so today is finally here I know that -- -- -- it and really hard along with all the other candidates and so tonight is the voting.
Where do you think that you stand right.
I think we're gonna surprise a lot of people tonight Gretchen because we did what no other candidate did after the fox debate in Sioux City, Iowa.
We got on our campaign bus we traveled 6900.
Miles all across Iowa.
We went up all 99 counties and at the fox debate if your call I took it to Ron Paul.
Or the issue of a nuclear -- People were appalled they saw how dangerous Ron Paul would be as president.
We literally -- thousands of people make a decision and turned toward me during the course of that ninety -- Connie Taylor and I have more than 200 pastors who have endorsed me and Mike and my candidacy more than any other candidate so I think there's a lot of soft hidden support.
That's going to come out tonight for the carcasses I think a lot of people are going to be surprised.
I know in Iowa they have a huge turnout.
-- congressman from the evangelicals and of the of the candidates out there pair -- -- you and Santorum you're the ones who appeals most of the value voters.
But I heard you yesterday on the -- -- -- I know Rick Santorum is leading.
Amongst the three of us in the polls spent not so fast with Rick Santorum if you look at his record in Washington he was a big spender.
He was behind the bridge to nowhere.
Well that's true this that the difference citizen it is all the candidates are good guys that's not the point but there are clarifying differences.
I am a very strong fiscal conservative -- a tax lawyer most successful private business woman.
But -- not also small -- not a big spender -- and governor santorum's case.
He did that in fact the bridge to nowhere he backs earmarks he continues to defend them.
There's a very big difference when it comes to spending and I know here in Iowa.
That's a big issue they want someone who's going to cut spending and I have the highest record when it comes from the Club for Growth.
For being a strong fiscal conservative our next president passed to cut the spending because we're going over the cliff when it comes to too much spending and here's the other issue.
When it comes to leading.
People understand that I'm a person that means that she says and says what she means it 2012 is the only chance that we have in this country.
To get rid of socialized medicine I led 40000 Americans to Washington to fight this issue.
I'm going to see it through.
I of the resolve.
I won't cut any deals -- special interest we have to end obamacare and I'm the only one you'll actually see this fight through.
You don't Newt Gingrich -- -- yesterday on Mitt Romney when asked his Mitt Romney the eventual the eventual nominee.
He says now as soon as people understand his record it becomes it does not become him as the nominee.
Do you feel as though when Mitt Romney's records exposed to be a negative for him.
What do you feel as record as when -- exposed yet.
Not absolutely I think the people will be upset with that because again there's only one governor in the history of the United States.
-- put into place socialized medicine in his state.
That's governor Romney governor Romney also carved his seat out at the table for planned -- -- To be the board dealing with health -- there wasn't a seat at the table for a pro life organization.
That's just one item.
He also has a lot of problems when it comes to global warming there's a lot of people who are against the Cap and Trade System governor Romney was sport so on issue after issue.
His record doesn't reflect that of the primary voters in the Republican Party I think there's a -- a lot of problems.
Let me ask you this congress on because I know so much of your efforts have gone into the state of Iowa let's say -- you placed fourth fifth.
Somewhere in that range tonight instead of on the top where you want to -- When you bend.
Look forward to South Carolina in -- in a different way.
Because I know that a lot of the pundits will say -- then you should drop out but do you think that this year is different compared to other past presidential elections.
It's totally different from other past -- -- elections just five days ago the rankings were completely different.
You go about a week or two weeks in -- sees it that tremendous shifting.
So with this fluidity I think what we -- and what we understand is ever see a lot more changes it's not over.
It just like -- spit out Wall Street with volatility up and down this is a political Wall Street remember there's only been one statewide.
Race -- election and I -- that that was the I was dropped ball so I've demonstrated I am electable.
I've won four very hard races in the last four years I can do this.
We bought our tickets already for South Carolina for some -- we're moving forward.
Well we have talked this morning about how 41% according to do -- -- register poll are persuade -- -- the boat gone back to my point earlier about.
Voter out there you know they are.
That there this morning there waking up in their -- than twelve hours from now I'm gonna pick one of those three Santorum you or Rick Perry.
How do you make the case right now to close a deal so you wind up in first place in the night.
Well with all of the candidates and with all due respect to the candidates where were they during the fight for Obama care.
I was taking that fight on taking it for it to President Obama leading 40000 people to oppose it.
This is the first time in the history of the country when we of taxpayer funded abortion.
This is the first time in the history of the country when we have -- the morning after abortion pills that are given out.
Because the -- United States said so.
We need to get rid of this bill but we also need to get rid of the jobs and housing destruction neck called Dodd-Frank.
I saw this ahead of time how destructive these bills -- be I was the one opposing them I was the one fighting Barack Obama.
I'll be the want to take him on in the debate stage of all of the candidates I in the comprehensive candidate the starkest fiscal conservative.
The only one with good current national security experience the strongest social conservative.
I'm the whole package and I can defeat Barack Obama that's what we need.
A strong compelling candidate who will defeat Barack Obama and then do it she says when she's in the White House and I'll do that.
Right congresswoman Michelle Bachmann I know you have a busy day ahead of you as you get back on your -- go throughout the states we'll talk TS towards the end of the week good luck tonight.