Glenn welcomed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann back to the radio show today as part of a series of interviewing profiling GOP candidates before the first primary in January.
“Coming up this week and on Caucus Day we have Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann. Suspiciously there's two people that are missing there. One is Newt Gingrich and one is Mitt Romney. The invitation has been made to both,” Glenn said.”
Glenn said that it had been a few years since Romney had been on, but that “he's a nice guy. I like him personally. I think he is a man of decency, but he has declined to be on the program.”
Glenn added that Newt had done his “tour of duty” after last week’s appearance.
Glenn welcomed the Congresswoman to the program and asked her whether or not she was getting frustrated with how many debates there have been so far.
“Actually I think they've been very good, to be honest with you. All kidding aside. Because what they've revealed is they've really pulled back the layers on who people are. And I think that's been a good thing because there's been a lot of surprises along the way. During the course of these debates people have learned things and it's affected people's views on the candidates,” she said.
“I think we've found people's demeanor and style and where they stand on issues and I think in this last one that we had this last weekend, we found that there's really not a dime's worth of difference between some of these candidates. They agree on almost everything and what's even scarier is they agree with Barack Obama,” she added.
Bachmann specifically addressed her “Newt Romney” comment, point out how similar to two candidates are to each other and to Barack Obama.
“Because if you look at their record and if you look at what they've stood for, both of them stand for the healthcare mandate. That's what the Supreme Court is taking up right now to determine constitutionality and Newt Gingrich has been a huge advocate for it for 20 years, including right up until this May. Conveniently just before he threw his hat in to run for president. And Governor Romney is the only governor in the history of the United States to only implement a healthcare mandate in his state.”
“Both of them are big government people,” she said.
Bachmann appealed to Tea Party supporters to do whatever they can to help her and her campaign over the next few weeks.
“Either come to Iowa, make phone calls from home or donate or get on your knees and say some prayers and we will turn the country around. We'll take the country back with a real Tea Partier with real Tea Party ideas,” she said.