Bachmann criticized for 'rock star' attitude during presidential campaign in Iowa

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Sat, Aug 27, 2011 11:50 hrs

Soon after winning the Iowa straw poll, Minnesotan congresswoman Michele Bachmann has been criticized about the way she is conducted her presidential campaign in the state, with the organizer of a recent event she attended saying people are 'pissed' at her.

Judd Saul, who helped organize the Blackhawk County Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser in Bachmann's hometown Waterloo, said that unlike Texas Governor Rick Perry who "sat with people, talked to them Bachmann behaved like a rock star, refused to eat dinner with them".

"Perry sat with people, talked with people. Bachmann acted like a rock star, refused to eat dinner with us. If Michele Bachmann is the hometown girl, from Waterloo, she should dine with us," Fox News quoted Saul, as saying.

"Can the Barack Obama rock star crap," he added.

Saul pointed out that Bachmann spent time on her campaign bus, only entering for her turn to speak at the event after she was introduced twice.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the Pottawattamie County Republican Party, Jeff Jorgenson said "Bachmann hasn't been making herself available, as far as retail politics is concerned, she's got a long way to go."

Republican ire at Bachmann comes because she is seen as not fully embracing the '"rules" of Iowa campaigning.

Conversations with Iowa Republican operatives and GOP regulars indicated that Bachmann has developed a reputation as a campaigner who likes friendly photo-ops, autographs and taking pictures with supporters. But she is also frequently late to events and often does not take questions. (ANI)

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