June 30, 2011

THE STRAIGHT, WHITE, CHRISTIAN, AMERICAN OBAMA:

GOP governors huddle on 2012 race (Jonathan Martin, June 30, 2011, Politico)

In interviews about the presidential campaign, Branstad and another important Republican governor, Virginia’s Bob McDonnell, were careful to praise the congresswoman in the course of making the case for why the party should nominate a current or former governor.

“She’s an exciting candidate, she brings a lot of enthusiasm and I think she helps to rally the Republican base and I certainly have a lot of respect for her,” said Branstad. “But she doesn’t have the executive experience that governors have.”

The governor’s skeptical assessment comes as Bachmann formally kicked off her campaign Monday in Waterloo, claimed native daughter status and found herself effectively tied for the lead in the Iowa caucuses.

Making his point unambiguous, Branstad implicitly likened Bachmann to President Barack Obama.

“And especially when you look at how we elected a candidate who had charisma but no experience and you look at the situation we’re in today, a lot of people are saying we need more than charisma,” he noted. “We need experience and the ability to make tough decisions that chief executives have to make.”


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