Team Bachmann lays out “Path to Victory”
From victory in the Iowa straw poll to lesser rival in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Michele Bachmann may be down but don’t count her out.
The Minnesota Representative is right on track on her “Path to Victory” that began with her win in Iowa, Team Bachmann Campaign Manager Keith Nahigian says in a video outlining the campaign strategy.
From Iowa, the campaign’s path to the nomination winds through New Hampshire and South Carolina, the crucial early states in the presidential primary races.
A Tea Party conservative, Bachmann has seen her support sliding since Texas Governor Rick Perry (who also has Tea Party support) entered the Republican race and shot to the top of the polls.
On average, Bachmann has 7.5 percent support compared with 27.7 percent for Perry, the current front-runner in the Republican field, according to recent polls.
But Team Bachmann doesn’t seem all that concerned about who’s up and who’s down at this point in the race.
“This is a state-by-state marathon that we need to be able to run our own race at our own pace, and you’re going to see people come in front of us and behind us…” the campaign manager says, “But we’re on the exact path that we’ve designed, the exact path to victory.”
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Alex Gallardo (Bachmann at rally in Coast Mesa, California, Sept. 16, 2011)