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Ed Rollins: Bachmann Has 'No Substance'

Tuesday, 01 Nov 2011 12:17 PM

By Greg McDonald

The battle between Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and her former political aides continued Monday when her ex-campaign manager suggested to ABC News that her presidential bid may be over — at least in Iowa.
 
“She’s still saying the same things she said in the first debate,” Republican strategist Ed Rollins told ABC. “There’s no substance. She says, ‘I’m going to repeal Obamacare.’ But she’s been saying that from Day 1. I told her: That’s your tea party speech, now you have to say what you’re going to do next.”
 
Rollins, the successful director of the 1984 Reagan-Bush re-election campaign and a long-time GOP consultant, left the Republican congresswoman’s campaign in September. But since then the two have continued a sort of a public war of words over the best direction for her presidential bid.
 
Rollins told ABC that he left out of frustration because he didn’t want to spend the winter in Iowa “fighting with a candidate who wouldn’t listen and had no money.”
 
He said he told her to focus all her effort on winning Iowa, but added that she wanted to campaign as well in the early primary states of New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida.
 
Bachmann did win the Ames, Iowa straw poll in August.
 
But recent public opinion surveys show her in fourth place in the state behind businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and Texas Rep. Ron Paul with two months to go before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3.

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