Bachmann: ‘One man is Newt Romney and the other man is Michele Bachmann’ [VIDEO]
During Saturday night’s ABCNews.com debate, on repeated occasions, Republican presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann referred the two GOP frontrunners — former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich — as one: “Newt Romney.”
On Sunday’s “Face the Nation” on CBS, Bachmann offered an explanation of that label. According to the Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, Gingrich and Romney are flawed on many issues, but most importantly Obamacare.
“I’m the only proven consistent constitutional conservative in this race on issue after issue,” Bachmann said, “and that’s what I was pointing out last night. As I was studying the candidates — especially Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney — it is very clear that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two of them because both of them have advocated for the health care mandate. In Newt Gingrich’s case, for 20 years, and in Mitt Romney’s case, he’s the only governor in the United States’ history to put into place socialized medicine. They both agree with Barack Obama. This is the seminal piece of legislation of Barack Obama. This is the seminal piece of legislation with Barack Obama. It’s the one issue that our candidate has to take president Obama on with, and they won’t be able to debate him on this issue because they’re on the same side as the president.”
Bachmann added there were other issues that made Gingrich and Romney flawed candidates, and thus she is the other alternative to “Newt Romney.”
“But also, Newt Romney are on the same side of the president when it comes to cap-and-trade, the $700-billion bailout, illegal immigration, even the payroll tax this week which there isn’t one shred of evidence that that has created a single job,” she continued. “So, when you take a look and people say this is a two-man race, I would agree. But the one man is Newt Romney and the other man is Michele Bachmann: The only proven, consistent constitutional conservative. I’m the only one that can take the debate to Barack Obama and win, be elected.
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