Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann vowed again in her appearance on GMA this morning to repeal the “job-killer” known as “Obamacare.” Yet despite several valiant attempts by George Stephanopoulos to get Bachmann to say something, anything, critical about frontrunner Mitt Romney, she refused to get off message and ignored his question completely.
When Stephanopoulos asked whether Bachmann had any critique of “Romneycare” in Massachusetts, Bachmann instead repeated “Obamacare will steamroll over all the state laws,” and suggested that what anyone else will do, or has done, is not relevant to her plans. Repeating her same non-answers to Stephanopoulos’ simple question about Romney made it clear that Bachmann did not want to speak negatively about a fellow Republican.
On the issue of gay marriage, she wasn’t really more responsive in answering these questions either. She maintained her position from the debate last night that as President, she would not enter states to advocate for or against a state law that legalized gay marriage. However, she does support a Constitutional amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Stephanopoulos correctly pointed out the inconsistency, saying “a Constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage would have the effect of overturning state law.” Regardless, most critics agree that Bachmann served herself very well in last night’s debate, and in her first day as an “official” presidential candidate it seems she is off to a great start.
Watch the clip from ABC below:
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