2012 Presidential Campaign Comes to Daniel Island

June 30, 2011

Just days after announcing her candidacy for the 2012 Presidential race, U.S. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann brought her bus tour to Daniel Island this week forĀ  a “Backyard Chat.” More than 300 island and Charleston area residents came out to Smythe Park for the lively morning rally, where Bachmann discussed her position on a wide range of topics, including the economy, jobs, government spending, the War on Terror, energy and more.

Many arrived at the rally on bikes or strolled over with coffee cups in hand to hear what the latest candidate vying for the Republican nomination had to say.

“It’s so exciting to have a presidential candidate speaking right here in our front yard,” said one neighbor, who listened to most of the Congresswoman’s speech from her front porch.

Bachmann started by introducing her husband, talking about her family and congratulating the University of South Carolina Gamecocks for the previous night’s capture of the championship title at the Men’s College World Series. She spoke for about 20 minutes before taking questions from the crowd. Daniel Island was the first of the day’s four stops across the state of South Carolina for the Bachmann campaign.