Michele Joined The Race, and Debated?

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Registered: 11-13-2009
Michele Joined The Race, and Debated?
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Tue, 06-14-2011 - 2:09pm

 

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Registered: 01-04-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 3:16pm

Glad to have her in the race.

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Registered: 05-03-2011
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 3:38pm
Me, too.
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Registered: 04-09-2006
Tue, 06-14-2011 - 5:00pm
The more the merrier! Seriously, I think her presence will force some other candidates to really define where they stand...she's possibly the most compelling speaker of the lot and the others will have to counter that with "substance"...or lose, I'm guessing.
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Registered: 11-13-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 12:48pm
From what I've been reading in the last day or two... she places too much emphasis on her religion, and I don't care for her anti-gay stance,

But I guess that makes her a "good" Republican? Or is she a tea-partier? I wasn't sure since I read that the Tea Partiers back her.

 

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Registered: 11-27-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 2:37pm
What about her stance on the issues do you disagree with?
In the CNN debate Bachmann stated that she does not support gay marriage, but would not interfere with the citizens of states' right to vote for allowing gay marriage. In the past she has been quoted before saying the same. I understand that there are people that don't agree with her on gay marriage; however, isn't that her right to have an opinion? Bachmann's position on a state's right to allow gay marriage if the people vote for it seems to counter any argument that she would fight against gay marriage.
What about some of the other major issues? What about her position on issues that will actually influence this election?
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Registered: 04-09-2006
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 3:13pm
I can't imagine that she would get much of the moderate vote with her belief in Intelligent Design and her attempts to have it inserted into science curricula.
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 3:46pm
Bachmann stated in the dabate the other night: "I do support a constitutional amendment on marriage between a man and woman, but I would not be going into the states to overturn their state law."

Isn't her position that states can vote it, but a federal amendment passes, it will make their votes moot?

I, personally disagree with Bachmann on just about any social or fiscal issue you can name, but I won't be voting in the Republican primary.






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Registered: 11-27-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 4:07pm
From the article on the debate:
< Taking a question from the audience, Rep. Bachmann began the gay marriage discussion, answering that she would not want to overturn a state law if the majority of the state voted for it. “I don’t see that it’s the role of a president to go into states and interfere with their state law,” she noted, while adding that, personally, she believed “the best possible way to raise children is to have a mother and a father in their lives.” With that answer, moderator John King then turned and asked each candidate in turn whether they would support a constitutional amendment to define marriage. Every candidate on stage save Herman Cain and Ron Paul supported it, though the latter argued that “government shouldn’t give us a license to get married at all,” gay or straight. Even Bachmann supported the amendment, citing the fact that an Amendment would require state ratification such that she would not see it as an intrusion. >
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/cnn-debate-marriage-amendment-popular-among-gop-candidates-but-not-the-ones-youd-think/

I do appreciate that Bachmann says she would not interfere with a state where voters chose same sex unions.
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Registered: 11-27-2009
Wed, 06-15-2011 - 4:10pm
Do you think that many people are concerned with intelligent design beliefs?
I think that Americans' have much bigger things to worry about that including a theory on intelligent design to the theory of evolution already in school curriculum

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