Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has responded following fellow 2012 hopeful Tim Pawlenty's comments on Meet the Press this morning that "her record of accomplishment in Congress is non-existent." POLITICO reports that this is what the Minnesota Congresswoman had to say:
"This is an election about the future of our nation - one where voters will have to decide who is best equipped to lead our nation by looking at our records, as well as our vision for the nation. Instead of negativity, I want to focus on my accomplishments.
I have fought the cap-and-trade agenda, rather than implement it, and I will work to end cap-and-trade as President of the United States. I stood up against President Obama's support of the $700 billion bailout rather than defend it.
I was a leading voice, fighting against Obamacare and the unconstitutional individual mandates; I did not lift my voice in praise of it. My message brought tens of thousands of Americans to Washington D.C. to oppose Obamacare. As President I will not rest until Obamacare is repealed. And I will not vote to raise the debt ceiling.
People can count on me as a fighter; I am proud of my record of fighting with resolve, and without apology, for our free markets, for sane fiscal policies, and in opposition to the advancement of the big government left. As President, the American people can count on me to stand by my record of advancing pro-growth policies to put our nation back on the right track."
Bachmann's response does not mention Pawlenty directly, but Bachmann's early emphasis on cap-and-trade draws attention to Pawlenty's past support of the legislation.
What do you think of Bachmann's response? Puts Pawlenty in his place or reiterates her "accomplishments" as simply supporting the majority positions of her party (anti-cap-and-trade, repeal ObamaCare, won't raise debt ceiling).