Marcus Bachmann stakes a First Spouse agenda

Marcus Bachmann promises to support families

Marcus Bachmann stakes a First Spouse agenda
18 December 2011

If his wife gets elected to the White House, Marcus Bachmann promises his First Spouse agenda will be about families.

As Rep. Michele Bachmann continues looking for Iowa caucus voters, her husband promised in an Le Mars speech to step away from one issue First Lady Michelle Obama is associated with.

“I’ve decided my cause is not going to be happy meals,” Mr. Bachmann said, as reported by the New York Times.

Instead the potential First Spouse will focus on marriages between men and women.

“We are going to get this message across,” he said. “Marriage is between one man and one woman. We are going to promote families.”

This past summer Marcus Bachmann was accused of running a counseling service that "healed" gays with reparative therapy. In a Star Tribune interview, he denied his business was anti-gay. However, he admitted Bachmann & Associates Inc. counselors attempted to change a number of gay patients.

According to a recent Des Moines Register poll, Rep. Bachmann is at 8 percent of likely Republican caucus voters. She is well behind the top three candidates:  former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Gov. Mitt Romney, and Rep. Ron Paul.

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