Michele Bachmann to run for President?

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Why not – the more the merrier.

ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012.

A source close to the three-term congresswoman said Bachmann will travel to Iowa this month for multiple meetings to seek advice from political forces there and party elders close to the caucus process before coming to a final decision regarding a potential presidential run. Bachmann, a native of Waterloo, Iowa, also is set to deliver a keynote speech at an Iowans for Tax Relief PAC fundraiser Jan. 21 in Des Moines, Iowa.

A few speeches or a few trips to Iowa do not a Presidential candidate make – at least in 2012.

But, Bachmann is a prolific fundraiser and her attendance in Iowa will raise the requisite eyebrows for the future.

Representative Michele Bachmann Balks at United States Census

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I think the Republican Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann is more than a little paranoid here and using hyperbole to make her point about government use and abuse of information obtained by the United States Census.
Outspoken Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann says she’s so worried that information from next year’s national census will be abused that she will refuse to fill out anything more than the number of people in her household.

In an interview Wednesday morning with The Washington Times “America’s Morning News,” Mrs. Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, said the questions have become “very intricate, very personal” and she also fears ACORN, the community organizing group that came under fire for its voter registration efforts last year, will be part of the Census Bureau’s door-to-door information collection efforts.

“I know for my family the only question we will be answering is how many people are in our home,” she said. “We won’t be answering any information beyond that, because the Constitution doesn’t require any information beyond that.”

The Congresswoman is incorrect and will comply with the law.

But, Congress should examine the problem of ACORN and the use of the information -especially since Congressional and Electoral College reapportionment depends on a fair and impartial accounting of demographics.

If the Obama Administration and the Democratic Party through ACORN is going to subvert the census process for partisan advantage then the only recourse is to sue in federal court to enjoin/examine the entire process.

And, it may come down to this.

Stay tuned……

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