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    Rollins: Bachmann stayed clear of attacking Romney in hopes of VP slot

    Rollins: Bachmann stayed clear of attacking Romney in hopes of VP slot

    One of the conspiracy theories floating around the comment section here and elsewhere was that Michele Bachmann served as the attack dog against everyone but Romney in the hope of gaining a VP nod.

    The speculation was fueled by Bachmann’s relentless and often inaccurate attacks on everyone who rose to be the lead challenger to Romney, first Pawlenty, then Perry, then Cain, and most recently Newt.  Yet Romney was spared the wrath of Bachmann, other than the “Newt Romney” line.

    According to Ed Rollins, who Bachmann used to go after Sarah Palin, Bachmann deliberately stayed away from attacking Romney, via Politico (h/t Snookdoodle Wizbang in the Tip Line):

    She repeatedly passed up opportunities to ding Mitt Romney in  the debates — a product, Rollins said, of preserving her options for sharing a  ticket with him.

    “There was some talk early on between her and her husband that she could end  up as the vice presidential nominee,” Rollins said.

    Sometimes conspiracy theories are right.  Unless, of course, you believe that Rollins is part of an anti-Bachmann conspiracy.

    But since Rollins confirms what was obvious, I’ll take his word on this one.

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    BarbaraS | December 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Just a dumb broad. Did little or no research on her accusations. She just pulled them out of the air to see where they landed. I have thought for some time she had an ulterior motive…VP or cabinet slot. As I have said before, this woman has an ego problem. She thinks she should rise to the top even though she is sorta new at the game like when she thought she should have a chairmanship in the House even though she was a second termer just because she hijacked the tea party movement. I wrote her off when she allowed Rollins to go after Palin. I worte him off at the same time and would not believe him except for Bachmann’s on actions. Both are ignorant fools.

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