Las Vegas — Rep. Michele Bachman brought the conservatives attending RightOnline to their feet multiple times tonight in a keynote speech where she said she’d like to repeal “almost everything” and predicted President Obama is a one-term president.
During the wide-ranging speech at the Venetian casino here, Bachmann (R-MN) bragged she’d reached 40 members of her newly formed Tea Party Caucus, but stressed her goal is not to be a “mouthpiece” for the movement. Instead, she said, members would listen and be an “ear piece.”Bachmann promised that if she were in charge, “You’d have 100 percent repeal of ObamaCare,” indicating that she’s not in favor of the Republican leadership’s less brash “repeal and replace” plan.
“Let’s repeal almost everything Nancy Pelosi did,” Bachmann said as the crowd applauded wildly. She said she wants “The big mother of all repeal bills.”
She talked about tax policy and called Democratic leadership the “Pelosi-Obama-Reid cabal.” One speaker was so excited by Bachmann’s pitch she shouted, “Run for speaker!”
“The sleeping giant is awake,” Bachmann said. “We are going to take back this country the first Tuesday of November. It’s going to happen.” She later added that the group wants to “just have our country the way that it was before.”
She told the crowd that they were hearing it first from her, that Obama won’t win reelection in 2012.
Watch some video I shot from the press riser:
She’s a huge favorite in the crowd. You can see by this video I shot of Bachmann’s arrival:
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