Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bachmann Fires Up Conservative Activists

From The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ~ Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) on Friday fired up a gathering of conservative activists in Washington as she prepares to announce whether she'll run for president.

Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, tossed plenty of red meat to the crowd at the Faith and Freedom Conference, pledging that Republicans will defeat President Obama in 2012 and that his healthcare law will be repealed.

"If we have anything to say about it, Barack Obama will be a one-term president," she said to a rousing ovation.

Perhaps the loudest applause came when she railed against Obama's healthcare law.

"I am committed: I will not rest until we repeal ObamaCare. America will not rest until we repeal ObamaCare," she said. "Take it to the bank, cash the check, it will be done."

Bachmann used her speech to fine-tune her message to the conservative base, as many anticipate she will announce a run for president soon.

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