ABC News’ Arlette Saenz (@ArletteSaenz) reports:
Rep. Michele Bachmann revved up the crowd at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference in Washington, D.C. today, promising a “triple crown” win for Republicans in 2012.
“We’re looking forward to winning the Triple Crown aren’t we?” Bachmann said to the crowd. “Holding onto the House of Representatives, getting a conservative Senate for the first time in a long time and finally sending a change of address form to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue because if we have anything to say about it, Barack Obama will be a one-term President.
Bachmann told reporters after the speech that Obama’s record on the economy will be a tough hurdle for him to overcome and that Republicans should make him the focus on competition, not one another.
“The main competitor here is Barack Obama and I think he’s at a very low ebb right now as far as the public opinion polls go, so I think that the GOP has a tremendous opportunity, but it won’t be easy. It won’t be an easy climb, but I do believe especially with what the president’s record has been on the economy that he’ll have a tough time as well.”
During her speech, Bachmann went after Obama, pledging to repeal Obamacare, which garnered a long standing ovation and round of cheers from the social conservative crowd.
“I will not rest until we repeal Obamacare. America will not rest until we repeal Obamacare,” Bachmann said. “Take it to the bank. Cash the check. It will be done. It will not stand. The American people will not stand.”
The Minnesota congresswoman continued to hit President Obama, lambasting his recent statements regarding Israel.
“President Obama speaks for a very tiny minority. He may be President of the United States, but he does not speak for us on the issue of Israel.”
Married for 33 years, Bachmann touted the importance of family and marriage, urging the crowd to work to define marriage as being between man and woman as well as working to defund Planned Parenthood.
Bachmann ended her speech by leading the conference in a prayer.