Michele Bachmann says she is the only true conservative in the race, and she could "shred" Obama's policies in a debate. What do you think?
(CNN) – GOP hopeful Michele Bachmann said Wednesday that a recent episode at a book signing, in which a young boy told her his gay mother "didn't need fixing," was "reprehensible."
"He obviously didn't want to say what he was put up to say, and I just think it's reprehensible when someone uses a little child to advance a political agenda," Bachmann said Wednesday on CNN's "John King, USA."
"That's what was going on in a book signing. I'd never do that to one of my children, and it's really unfortunate that this poor, little boy was used in that way."
It might be easy to assume that the Republican nomination battle now boils down to Gingrich versus Romney, but is there a surprise in store? What do you think...will Rick Perry be the 2012 comeback kid?
Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington:
RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:
– I have listened to President Obama's speech twice. Sadly. I had to edit it up for radio. I heard a fiery speech devoid of a lot of substance beyond essentially defending the status quo while saying he's not. And he keeps blaming ATM's and the internet for job losses, but he wants to be an innovator? He doesn't understand basic free market economics.
– I think Newt Gingrich just might now be the nominee. It looks more and more like the only thing that can stop Newt is a guy named Newt Gingrich. His leads are dominant in states across the nation.
– Despite Newt's lead, there are a lot of Republicans still on the side lines. Consider the lack of gubernatorial endorsements. Republicans just are not that happy with the field.
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Only 27 days left until the Iowa caucuses…who has the edge? John King answers your questions today on CNN.com/LIVE at 12p ET. Send your questions to John’s twitter: @JohnKingCNN and then watch the live feed to see if he answers your question!