A New Landing Page for Her Web Site Went Up Monday Night.
This Constitutional Conservative, and my personal friend, participated in the Monday night CNN New Hampshire Republican primary debate. CBS said this about her performance:
America, Meet Michele Bachmann: She avoided questions (and tricky federal filing deadlines) about why she was debating if she wasn’t running by preempting them. She announced tonight she was officially in the race. And with her performance, she proved she’s going to be a serious contender. (Tim Pawlenty, watch out.) She accomplished all her objectives tonight. She staunchly defended the Tea Party and unequivocally defended her views on social issues (“I stand for life), but then reached out to a broad swath of the party by emphasizing her economic bonafides and experience in Congress. She needed to show she was in the race to stay, and she did that by showing she has a record of fighting Obama (she would repeal “Obamacare”) and would take on Washington and her own party if necessary. (She took “principle over party” when she voted against President Bush’s financial bailout.)
Here is her announcement video:
Update: I am moved to add Congresswoman Bachmann’s Monday night email announcement:
For the last several months, thousands of patriotic Americans encouraged me to run for President of the United States. After many weeks of prayer and thoughtful discussion with my family and friends, I have decided to take the next step forward in seeking the Republican nomination for President of the United States.
This afternoon we filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to create a new committee, Bachmann for President!
We will plan on making a more formal announcement and entrance into the race later this month from my hometown of Waterloo, Iowa but I feel so strongly about what is happening to our country that I couldn’t wait even one more day to begin this campaign!!
And the fact remains that our country is headed in the wrong direction under President Obama’s leadership. Our federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional boundaries. Our economic recovery is in shambles, our standing with our international allies is strained and our core American values and freedoms are under constant threat.
We cannot risk giving President Obama four more years to dismantle our nation. We must act now. That’s why I’ve made the decision to get in this race. As a mother, wife, small-business owner and public servant, I believe I can offer the leadership and passion our Party needs to win the White House.
In this critical, early stage of my campaign I need trusted supporters like you to help me raise the money needed to defeat Barack Obama. That’s why I ask that you take a moment today to make a special contribution of $25, $50, $100, or any amount up to the $2,500 legal limit to get my campaign started.
President Obama’s campaign team has been working for months to build his billion-dollar campaign war chest. We have to show we can compete with him not only on a grassroots level, but on a fundraising level.
Raising the money to defeat President Obama begins today, and I hope you will pitch in by following this link to donate. No amount is too small. Remember that small donations add up to big dollars- all being put to use to make President Obama a one-term president.
Our country is in desperate need of a leader who will restore constitutional conservative values to our federal government. President Obama must be held accountable for the far-left agenda he has implemented while in office. I intend to hold him accountable, and if elected I pledge to dismantle Obamacare, reduce our growing debt, provide the private sector with the resources needed to create jobs, and strengthen our national defense.
If you agree that our country is in need of new leadership – that we cannot risk four more years under President Obama’s left-wing policies – then I hope I can count on your support as I build my presidential campaign.
In order to defeat President Obama and get our country back on track, we have to build a national grassroots effort larger than any Republican candidate in history. We’re officially building this team today and I hope you will step up to the plate and join my campaign.
Your involvement is absolutely crucial to my ability to win. That’s why today, I hope you’ll show your support for my candidacy with a generous donation of $25, $50, $100 or any amount you can afford to give up to the legal $2,500 limit.
I cannot thank you enough for your support and I look forward to working with you as we launch a new campaign to put a constitutional conservative in the White House.
P.S. I am running to be the next President of the United States. If I am going to make Barack Obama a one-term president, I need your support. Taking on the Obama machine’s billion-dollar campaign war chest is a tall order and we need to raise money right now to be able to compete. Please follow this link to join my campaign from the very beginning with a contribution of any amount. Your generous support is appreciated at this critical stage in my campaign.