Michele Bachmann Drops Out of Race
On the morning before Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses, Representative Michele Bachmann of Minnesota said she was counting on a “miracle”to resurrect her faltering campaign. On the morning after, she acknowledged that it was beyond saving. ~ Sarah Wheaton
Mrs. Bachmann said on Wednesday morning that she would not continue her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.
“Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided to stand aside,” Mrs. Bachmann said at a news conference in West Des Moines.
In her comments, she continued her criticism of President Obama and his policies, particularly his health care program and the Dodd-Frank bill that provided more oversight of the financial industry. “I will continue to fight to defeat the president’s agenda of socialism,” she said.
Sarah Wheaton January 4, 2012 - TheNewYorkTimes