Bachmann's star undimmed at RNC

Controversial Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann doesn't have a formal role at the Republican National Convention, but the political celebrity is a popular figure as she works her way through the throngs of GOP faithful, mugging for photos and chatting up delegates. She also chatted up the media a bit, although she bailed on CNN's Piers Morgan.
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Eight months after she left the presidential race, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann still retains a celebrity-like following among many Republicans, MPR reports. Bachmann was warmly welcomed at tea party movement and pro-life group events at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

Bachmann earlier this week fired up the Tea Party crowd.

The congresswoman bailed Tuesday on CNN host Piers Morgan, Politico says. Asks Morgan, "Why are all these Republicans suddenly bailing on me? Is it my accent, my tie, my love of cricket?"

A Bachmann spokeswoman said she was ill. But she gave other interviews Tuesday. She told CNBC the Tea Party has been wildly successful.

She told Fox News (below) that single women prefer Obama because they want security and jobs. A Fox polls shows Obama at 48 percent among likely female voters compared to 42 percent for Romney.

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