Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann seems to be trying to position herself as the alternative candidate conservatives can “count on.”
“Too often we’ve put someone into office thinking they’re going to do something and they don’t do what they say they’re going to do,” Bachmann said today. “I have a proven record of five years in Washington, D.C. of being very different…You can count on me.”
Bachmann spoke earlier this afternoon with small business owners and contractors during an electronic “town hall meeting” conducted by telephone. Bill Shaw of Houston, Texas — a member of the National Association of Home Builders — asked a pointed question of Bachmann.
“I’m really concerned with the Republican candidates’ status, with Cain now having problems with his personal life, with Perry who can’t seem to debate and, according to the liberal media, Romney is now surging — why should I give you my vote?”
Bachmann told Shaw he was “asking the right question” and she told him: “What I have proved and what America is looking for is a leader with a core of conviction.”
“Core of Conviction” is the title for Bachmann’s soon-to-be-released book, as Bachmann becomes the latest in a string of presidential hopefuls to pen a memoir or a book outlining his or her political philosophy. Bachmann, who is campaigning in Iowa this week, has been offering signed copies of the book to campaign donors.