12.04.11

Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, and More Sunday Talk

Michele Bachmann wants Cain’s supporters, Ron Paul disses Trump, Gibbs says Romney flip-flops, and more in our Sunday Talk roundup.

Bachmann Targets Cain Supporters

With the “Cain Train” officially out of gas, the other GOP candidates are now scrambling to recruit 9-9-9 loyalists. Despite a recent poll stating the contrary, Bachmann told Fox News Sunday that Cain supporters are flocking to her campaign. “Our office had call after call after call of people who wanted to switch over and come and support me,” said Bachmann. “People realize that I’m the true Tea Party candidate in the race.”

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What’s With the GOP’s Trump Infatuation?

Add Ron Paul to the list of people who have a beef with Donald Trump. On State of the Union, the GOP presidential candidate got candid when asked about the real-estate mogul. “I don’t understand the marching to his office. I didn’t know he had an ability to lay on hands and anoint people,” said Paul. The Texas congressman also said he will not be participating in the GOP debate hosted by Trump later this month. “I just have to do my thing.”

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Gibbs on Romney: ‘A Political Gymnast’

Romney’s flip-flopping earns a perfect 10! Criticism is no stranger to the Republican presidential candidate, but Robert Gibbs took it one step further by calling Romney a political gymnast. Obama’s former White House secretary used his time on Face the Nation to explain why he believes the Massachusetts politician is losing momentum. “The one thing that is certain in this Republican primary: if you don’t like where Mitt Romney is today, just wait until tomorrow,” said Gibbs.  “It’s a little bit like the weather. “

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Santorum Hoping for a Surprise

Rick Santorum is happy about his poor poll performance–sort of. On This Week, the GOP hopeful said he’s glad he didn’t peak too early. “If you look at all these little boomlets, they last about four to six weeks. Newt’s at about week three,” he quipped. Optimism is great, but heading into the Iowa caucuses in January Santorum admits that something needs to happen. “I think we need a surprise, we need to finish ahead of several candidates.”

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Axelrod: ‘It’s Unfathomable!’

He’s talking to you, GOP. David Axelrod stopped by Meet the Press to offer his views on how to improve economic security. While acknowledging that the economy needs to pick up, the Obama campaign strategist saddled most of the blame on the Republican Party—calling their reluctance to compromise “unfathomable.” “They would sooner let taxes go up on 160 million working Americans than ask a little more of 300,000 millionaires. And that doesn’t make sense. That’s not good for our economy.”

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Angelina Jolie: Behind the Camera

Sunday Talk has gone Hollywood. Actress Angelina Jolie appeared on This Week to talk about her new movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey. The film, which Jolie wrote and directed, tackles the difficult topic of war and ethnic cleansing in Bosnia. Jolie said her decision to use real war survivors in the film was a non-negotiable.  “I would not have done the film without them. It belongs to them, it’s their story.”

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Where Did Cain Go Wrong?

Did sexual assault allegations end Herman Cain’s presidential run? Or was it just the straw that broke the camel’s back? On Reliable Sources, the panel analyzed just exactly where Cain’s campaign started to dissolve. Columnist Steve Roberts puts the real blame on the businessman’s Libya gaffe. “The single most important moment between Cain and the media had nothing to do with sex at all. It had to do with The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel asking him a totally legitimate question he couldn’t answer.”

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