Bachmann’s path to victory includes must-win in Iowa, her campaign says
The presidential campaign of U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann released a video Tuesday featuring campaign manager Keith Nahigian outlining Bachmann’s “path to victory,” which includes a must-win scenario in Iowa. “This is the beginning of the track to the presidency. She has to win Iowa then move on from there,” Nahigian narrates over the low-tech video. “Normally that happens and it triggers a lot of infusion of money, of support and a momentum wave of media that will take you all the way through. By winning Iowa she will be on the path to victory.”
Nahigian said the campaign expects to “compete” in New Hampshire, but not “dominate” like it plans to in Iowa.
“If she wins in Iowa, does well in NH, wins SC, she is basically on a very good path to win the nomination,” Nahigian said. “We are on the exact path that we designed and the exact path to victory.”
Bachmann has slipped to the back of the Republican pack in national polls. Some venues have also raised questions, citing the quality of another recent video, about her ability to raise funds to compete with big spenders like Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.