EI fellow Jennifer Donahue discusses Bachmann candidacy on Hardball; video

Jennifer Donahue, a public policy fellow with the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College, appeared on MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews June 14 to discuss whether U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will be a formidable candidate in the 2012 GOP race for president.

"She's a conservative who is a movement conservative. She's the Pat Buchanan of Republicans. If she can get Iowa and get mojo in New Hampshire, she could potentially win both," Donahue said.



Donahue regularly provides live commentary for Hardball, CNN's American Morning and Anderson Cooper360, and appears frequently on ABC World News Tonight and Nightline, CBS Evening News and NBC Nightly News. She is a featured contributor for The Huffington Post, and provides commentary for numerous radio networks, including National Public Radio.

"I've heard a lot of conservative activists say that Rick Perry is the one person who could eliminate Bachmann's gains from the debate," Donahue said.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Wed, 15 Jun 2011

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