Bachmann’s Parting Shot: Repeal Health Law
News outlets noted that as she announced she was leaving the GOP presidential race, Rep. Michele Bachmann continued to criticize the Affordable Care Act
The Wall Street Journal: Bachmann Ends Presidential Bid
In her announcement, Mrs. Bachmann cited Mr. Obama's new health-care law as the primary reason she chose to run, along with a need to cut federal spending. She said she would continue to fight for both causes (Zitner, 1/4).
The Associated Press: Bachmann Quits Race, Says She'll Fight For Issues
"My message has been the complete elimination of Obamacare," she said. "It has now become the playground of the left on social engineering. It must be stopped and its repeal is more than a cliché. The implementation of Obamacare will represent a turning point." (Glover, 1/4).
Politico Pro: Bachmann Blasts ACA On The Way Out
Bachmann didn’t mention Romney by name, but she hinted at the dissatisfaction many Republicans feel with Romney because of his Massachusetts health care overhaul — which also has a version of the hated individual mandate. "I believe that if we are going to repeal Obamacare, turn things around and take back our country, we must do so united," Bachmann said (Nather, 1/4).
The Washington Post: Michele Bachmann Exits The GOP Race As She Entered It
Much of the speech, in which she referred to "Obamacare" 11 times, was an argument against the bill, which she insists against all evidence "includes taxpayer-funded abortion for the first time in the history of our country" (Henneberger, 1/4).
The New York Times: Bachmann Says She Will Not Continue in the Race
Mrs. Bachmann, who faced criticism for flubbing historical facts and making statements that seemed to be based on inaccurate information, such as a claim that the HPV vaccine can lead to mental retardation, said she had no regrets (Wheaton, 1/4).
Miami Herald: Bachmann Exits Presidential Race
The following day she claimed to have to met a woman after the debate who said her daughter suffered mental retardation from the vaccine, adding it puts "little children’s lives at risk." A series of medical experts condemned her remarks as false and dangerous, and it lent to a growing sense that Bachmann made snap decisions without regard for facts (Leary, 1/4).