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Seeds of Discontent for BACHMANN in Iowa; Told to Cut the ‘Barack Obama Rock Star Crap’ – FoxNews.com

August 26, 2011

Seeds of Discontent for Bachmann in Iowa; Told to Cut the ‘Barack Obama Rock Star Crap’

by Steve Brown | August 26, 2011

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., reacts to a group of supporters as emerges from her campaign bus after winning the Republican Party’s Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Not two weeks removed from cheers surrounding her momentous victory at the Iowa GOP’s Straw Poll, there is a growing chorus of criticism about the way Rep. Michele Bachmann has been conducting her campaign in the Hawkeye State.

Can the “Barack Obama rock star crap.”

That comes from Judd Saul, who helped organize the Blackhawk County Lincoln Day Dinner. The fundraiser, which was the day after the Straw Poll, was Texas Governor Rick Perry’s first presidential campaign event in Iowa.

It was held in Waterloo, a place where she is no stranger. Bachmann proudly states she is from Waterloo and It is also where she officially launched her White House bid.

But Saul says Bachmann’s behavior at the dinner left folks “kinda pissed.”

“(Perry) sat with people, talked with people. (Bachmann) acted like a rock star, refused to eat dinner with us,” he said. “If Michele Bachmann is the hometown girl, from Waterloo, she should dine with us.”

Instead, Saul points out Bachmann spent time on her campaign bus, only entering for her turn to speak at the event after she was introduced twice.

Out in Western Iowa, the chairman of the Pottawattamie County Republican Party, Jeff Jorgenson tells Fox News, “(Bachmann) hasn’t been making herself available…as far as retail politics is concerned, she’s got a long way to go.”

In large part, Republican ire at Bachmann comes because she is seen as not fully embracing the ‘”rules” of Iowa campaigning.

via Seeds of Discontent for Bachmann in Iowa; Told to Cut the ‘Barack Obama Rock Star Crap’ – FoxNews.com.

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