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Michele Bachmann Spooked by Gay Protesters at Iowa Pumpkin Farm: VIDEOS


Michele Bachmann attended a fundraiser thrown by Iowa's leading anti-gay group The Family Leader at a pumpkin farm in Iowa last night, but canceled her scheduled speech outside the barn because of 60 protesters that had shown up from Iowa's Grinnell College, CBS News reports:

Grinnell The students joined the crowd in the barn waiting for Bachmann to speak, while the lawmaker's staff huddled, apparently concerned about the protestors, who carried signs saying, "Have my gaybies" and "My body, my choice" and "Female Gay Student 99%, where's my future?" The police arrived and cordoned off an area outside the barn where the Grinnell students were made to stand.

An hour and a half after the event was scheduled to begin, Bachmann came out of the nearby house, took a quick tour of the farm, fed some goats and fielded a couple questions from reporters about why her speech was canceled. She said the event was supposed to be private and that she wanted to be able to talk with the people who had paid to be part of the $25-a-head fundraiser.

Bachmann then walked to a van, waving to the students as some of them yelled to her.

Following is a video report from the Grinnell University newspaper S & B and another in which Bachmann is questioned about why she won't speak with the students there on the farm. Bachmann says that it was always planned to be a private event.

Watch all the videos, AFTER THE JUMP...

More videos of the protesters:

Bachmann talks about the protesters:

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  1. The only thing surprising about anything having to do with Mr. Michele Bachmann is that anyone ever thought for a second that she was a serious contender for the presidency.

    Posted by: ohplease | Oct 5, 2011 11:17:39 AM

  2. Why is she even wasting the gasoline that it took to drive to that farm? It's over, Michele, go home for some reparative therapy.

    Posted by: oliver | Oct 5, 2011 11:17:39 AM

  3. She always has been and always will be a "chicksh*t" candidate when it comes to speaking off-the-cuff instead of spouting her usual deer-in-the-headlights talking points. This woman has no Presidential future. She should give it up and resume participating in House votes representing (or misrepresenting) her constituents.

    Posted by: HadenoughBS | Oct 5, 2011 12:14:38 PM

  4. $25 a head fundraiser? Really? The Bachmann campaign coffers must be filled to over-flowing...

    Posted by: ichabod | Oct 5, 2011 12:46:08 PM

  5. Was this a "Pray the hay away" event? I'm curious how local news reported this, fox news would be proud.

    Posted by: Grego | Oct 5, 2011 12:46:08 PM

  6. The truth is what should scare her, on Halloween and every other day. Nice to see she's chosen to be a wicked wich in order to celebrate the Pagan holiday!

    Posted by: Jack M | Oct 5, 2011 1:42:16 PM

  7. She's a coward. A vile little coward.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Oct 5, 2011 2:13:01 PM

  8. The Family Leader sounds very creepy.

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 5, 2011 5:32:03 PM

  9. Serious kudos to the Grinnell students. They done good. She deserves to be dogged on these issues, everywhere.

    Were the media told to come to this private event?

    Posted by: Ken | Oct 5, 2011 7:43:28 PM

  10. better not let marcus have a carved pumpkin this year you never know what he will stick in the pumpkins mouth.how would the headlines read how candidates husband's penis had to be removed from the mouth of a jack-o-lantern.

    Posted by: walter | Oct 5, 2011 11:59:38 PM

  11. It was supposed to be a private event and yet the press was invited...hope she drowns in her own vile crap that she has been spouting.

    Posted by: Nathan | Oct 6, 2011 1:03:42 AM

  12. $25.00 to spend quality time with Bachman, priceless! This woman and her followers/supporters are truly delusional!

    Posted by: billmiller | Oct 6, 2011 5:43:47 AM

  13. I have three questions:

    1. Since she didn't speak, did she give back the $25/head?
    2. Why is any presidential nominee holding any PRIVATE event? Shouldn't they, by the nature of running for a PUBLIC office, be making themselves available (and accountable) to the public?
    3. Why is Ms. Bachman so "spooked" by gay people when she's married to one? Is she across they'll hit on him? Don't worry, Michelle, we have much better taste.

    Posted by: Graphicjack | Oct 6, 2011 8:13:14 AM

  14. "...Bachmann is questioned about why she won't speak with the students there on the farm. Bachmann says that it was always planned to be a private event."

    Wow - this future "president" seems to have a hard time adjusting to the changing game during the campaign. I bet she can't wait to become president so that things will always go her way and she will never be taken by surprise.

    I don't care what your politics are - if you are fool enough to vote for an individual who can't think on the run, can't respond to conflict without running from it... you deserve what you voted for.

    I don't vote for "leaders" like that...and I'm not sure I will be blaming her for being less than presidential so much as blaming her fans for voting in the most popular Barbie rather than a real leader. This ain't high school!


    Posted by: Jay | Oct 6, 2011 5:01:42 PM

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