Bachmann says her words were wrong in 'Hardball' interview but her heart was right - TwinCities.com
Still trying to recover from her controversial remarks about Barack Obama and Congress last week, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann on Friday aired a television ad in which she admits only to a verbal fumble.
"I may not always get my words right, but I know that my heart is right because my heart is for you, for your children and for the blessings of liberty to remain for our great country," said Bachmann, R-Minn., who has suddenly found herself in a tight race with her challenger, Democrat El Tinklenberg.
The ad doesn't refer directly to her televised statements last week that the Democratic presidential nominee "may have anti-American views'' and the media should look into whether members of Congress are "anti-American." She has since backed off those statements, saying she regretted using the term "anti-American,'' doesn't believe Obama is "anti-American'' and "made a big mistake'' appearing on the MSNBC program "Hardball.''
Still, Bachmann's words gave a big boost to Tinklenberg, who has since raised almost $1.5 million and pulled slightly ahead of Bachmann in two polls.
When it comes to fiscal issues, Congresswoman Michelle Bachman is a strong ally in Washington. She recently stood up with me and voted against the massive Wall Street Bailout, a politically difficult, principled stand for which she should be commended.
Michelle also serves with me on the House Financial Services Committee where she is a consistent ally in our efforts to shine light on the Federal Reserve. Her recent Op-Ed in the Washington Times demonstrates her leadership on the Monetary Issue.
As you may have heard, Congresswoman Bachman has recently come under attack by the liberal media. Her opponent has capitalized and raised some big money in a short period of time. There is even talk of a write-in candidate with no chance of winning that would only syphon votes away from Michelle.
At this time when big government forces are grabbing more and more power, we can not afford to lose a fiscally principled Representative like Michelle Bachman in the Congress. Please join me in supporting Michelle in any way you feel comfortable and, most importantly, please make sure you get the polls and vote for her on November 4th.
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