Gearing up for what is likely to be an announcement in Waterloo, Iowa next month that she is entering the 2012 presidential nominating contest, Minn. Rep. Michelle Bachmann addressed the Faith and Freedom Coalition and touched upon the themes and issues that will resonate with social conservatives, particulary in Iowa.
Bachmann is the founding member of the House Tea Party caucus, but is looking forward to highlight her social conservatism in order to build momentum as the home field candidate in Iowa.
During her speech, she led the audience in prayer and highlighted all the foster children that she and her husband have taken in.
She joked that she and her husband have been married for 33 years in part because they have an “unfair advantage” given that her husband is a marriage therpaist.
Marriage was a central, focal point of her speech.
Bachmann said she was at the “tip of the spear” in leading the fight to get a Minnesota state constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman on the ballot.
Bachmann said that “marriage was under seige” and cited a recent USA TODAY article that stated married couples make up less than one half of households today. A half century ago, married couples made up more than three-fourths of households surveyed.
Bachmann criticized President Obama which she, of course, seems to relish.
Bachmann said that a “change of address form” needed to be sent to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue and guaranteed the repeal of ObamaCare if Republicans won the “triple crown,” consisting of the House, Senate, and the White House, in 2012.