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Bachmann: I'm Lucky To Represent The Sponsors Of The 'Miss Me Yet?' Bush Billboard (VIDEO)

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"I am lucky enough to be the representative for these very creative, innovative businesspeople who put this wonderful billboard together," said Bachmann. "Let me tell you, they got their advertising dollar's worth out of this billboard. I encourage you, use your creativity use your innovation, you have no idea what you will do to take back Washington, and they're doing that in my district."

Bachmann told another story, about how her son who is in medical school had made it his goal to persuade one liberal to become a conservative. As luck would have it, she said, his roommate at school was a liberal from San Francisco. Her son worked little by little, she said, to bring his roommate over to the other side.

"And he has now been so successful that he texted me last night and he said, 'Mom -- his roommate's name -- just e-mailed me a Pat Buchanan column out of World Net Daily. I'd say that's a success."

Interestingly, Bachmann said she had just received this text last night -- but at her appearance with the North Dakota Republican Party last week, she had told a very similar version of this anecdote, that her son's med-school roommate from San Francisco was now a Buchanan fan.

"And by the way, I challenge everyone in this room to do what our son did," said Bachmann. "If he can persuade a San Francisco liberal to flip and be a Pat Buchanan, World Net Daily-reading conservative, you can do it, too," said Bachmann, telling attendees to appeal to relatives at family get-togethers, or a particular co-worker at the office.

Bachmann summed it up "These elections won't even be close if we take one person and make it our priority to utilize what we know is true."