Romney About To Pick Up Michele Bachmann’s Endorsement?

Mitt Romney’s first stop after Florida will be Minnesota, which holds a caucus on February 7th, but there’s speculation this morning that he could be going there for another reason as well:

Mitt Romney is carrying a full head of steam after winning the Florida primary, but the Republican presidential contender isn’t headed first today for Nevada or Maine, the next two states to vote.

Instead, he is jetting off this morning to Minnesota for what is billed as a “grassroots rally.”


Michele Bachmann, it seems.

Aides to Romney and the Minnesota congresswoman have been in conversation in recent days about securing the candidate’s endorsement by the Tea Party favorite and forceful public speaker, The Boston Globe has learned.

Not only would it add to the impression of Romney consolidating the GOP base after rebounding in Florida from his South Carolina loss, but it could help Bachmann by earning her an ally to help her pay off her lingering campaign debt.

Those negotiations, most likely, would include how Romney and his campaign would assist Bachmann in retiring her Presidential Campaign debt.

It would be an interesting development to say the least. Though she declined in the polls, Bachmann still holds sway with conservative and Tea Party voters and her endorsement would likely be the beginning of conservatives who are still sitting on the sidelines rallying behind Romney.

Stay tuned.

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  1. DRS says:

    If she does it before Gingrich has pulled out of the race, and her supporters let her do it without protest, then I think we can safely say the writing is on the wall for the Tea Party.

  2. deathcar2000 says:

    This is very good news for Mit, first Christine then Bachmann. If he can change Sarah’s mind he will have the holy trinity of crazy on complete lock down. Oh what power he could command with that brain trust under his controll… maybe he could create a vast army of zombie monkeys to do his bidding, oh yes. Like Captain America fighting the MuslimNaziCommunists grind their Alinskite dreams and values to dust. Restore this country to it’s former glory and rid us of the godless liberal cancer and stop the ever present threat of Sharia law from enslaving us all.