During her first full day as an official presidential candidate, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachman traveled yesterday to New Hampshire and South Carolina. In South Carolina, the crowd overwhelmingly responded to Bachmann’s attacks on President Obama. She said, “We want to win South Carolina. We want to win New Hampshire. We want to win Iowa. We want to win Hawaii. And we think that there’s a certain Hawaiian resident that maybe should go back to Hawaii. Should we help him fill out his change of address form today?”
The congresswoman used similar attacks while speaking in New Hampshire. The visit comes as a new poll indicated her support is rising in the granite state. The Suffolk University Poll shows Mitt Romney with a clear lead, getting 36 percent of the vote. But Bachmann is the only other candidate with double digits. She received 11 percent support from New Hampshire Republicans. That’s up 8 points from the same poll last month. Tim Pawlenty remains lower at just 2 percent. Pawlenty attempted to tout his foreign policy expertise during a speech at the council on foreign relations yesterday. The former Minnesota Governor accused President Obama and his G-O-P rivals of being weak on their position towards the Middle East. He says the President has failed to carry out an effective strategy in response to the “Arab spring” uprisings. Meanwhile in Iowa, Sarah Palin met with supporters before the premiere of “The Undefeated ”, a new documentary about her rise as governor of Alaska. Palin continues to stay quiet on weather or not she will run for President. But her appearance in Iowa is encouraging those who think she may jump into the race.