`Hawaiian president’

June 29th, 2011

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., stumping in South Carolina in her campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, told the audience that she plans to compete everywhere, including Hawaii.

From CNN:

Bachmann said she plans to win decisive early victories in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina on her way to the White House. She promised to follow that with a national campaign – even in the heavily Democratic state of Hawaii.

“We want to win Hawaii,” she said. “And we think that there is a certain Hawaiian president who should go back to Hawaii!”

Bachmann stopped in Hawaii in February as part of national speaking engagements to test the waters for a potential campaign.

U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Republican presidential candidate in 2008, had strong island ties. The Navy veteran and former Vietnam War prisoner also had a natural constituency in the state’s large military and veteran population. But McCain received less than 30 percent of the vote against Hawaii-born Barack Obama.

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