Bachmann in Iowa; Republicans Call Her "Very Knowledgable" on Libya

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March 24 2011 12:24 PM

Bachmann in Iowa; Republicans Call Her "Very Knowledgable" on Libya

Not to turn this blog into Bachmann Watch or anything -- even though such a blog would get much, much more traffic than this one -- but Kathie Obradovich talked to the congresswoman today as she left the Iowa Senate Republican caucus room, then talked to the GOP's leader, Paul McKinley.

She’s a dynamo. Our members were very enthused with her enthusiasm, her grasp of issues. She was very knowledgeable about foreign issues, particularly with regard to the Libyan incursion.

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Meanwhile, Jim DeMint is ruling out a presidential run , a possibility that always seemed like more of a beltway dream than someone activists were expecting. So Bachman is the de facto Tea Party candidate. I hoped you liked those major newspaper profiles while you got 'em, Rick Santorum.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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