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Michele Bachmann: Obama's Trying To Keep America's Eyes Off Us With Jobs Speech


Other GOP 2012 candidates also reacted to the fracas. Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul told TPM:

"Next Wednesday night TV viewers will have a choice between Republican candidates talking about the future of America, or Barack Obama talking about the future of his presidency."

Meanwhile, in an exchange with TPM, Perry campaign spokesman Mark Milner made it sound like it was all water off a duck's back:

"Governor Perry looks forward to talking about his plans to get America Working Again. Another speech by President Obama will have no impact on the debate."

All three candidates are scheduled to appear at next week's debate -- whenever it's held -- as well as the two other debates scheduled for September.

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