In Iowa, Mr. Bachmann Busy Buying Doggie Sunglasses

That's what 'best campaigner in family' was doing yesterday

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 4, 2012 8:31 AM CST

(Newser) – Marcus Bachmann is "the best campaigner" in the family, wife Michele said in a speech thanking supporters after the Iowa caucuses, but he wasn't exactly campaigning while the rest of the team was out stirring up support on Main Street in Des Moines. No, "he was out buying doggie sunglasses for our dog, Boomer," Michele Bachmann revealed for no apparent reason. New York notes Marcus Bachmann's classic reaction to the revelation, which you can watch in the video at left. But more such moments may or may not be coming your way: Michele Bachmann said she would stay in the race despite a less-than-impressive finish in the caucuses, but this morning canceled a trip to South Carolina and scheduled a press conference for 11 EST.

Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann put beads on their dog Boomer before Rep. Bachmann goes on to speak during a rally, at the Blaine Airport in Blaine, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.
Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus Bachmann put beads on their dog Boomer before Rep. Bachmann goes on to speak during a rally, at the Blaine Airport in Blaine, Minn., Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)
Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus sing and pray while attending services at the Jubilee Family Church January 1, 2012 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus sing and pray while attending services at the Jubilee Family Church January 1, 2012 in Oskaloosa, Iowa.   (Getty Images)
Marcus Bachmann gets a kiss from a supporter in his wife Michele's tent during the Iowa Straw Poll outside the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.
Marcus Bachmann gets a kiss from a supporter in his wife Michele's tent during the Iowa Straw Poll outside the Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University August 13, 2011 in Ames, Iowa.   (Getty Images)
Marcus Bachmann listens as his wife speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB
Marcus Bachmann listens as his wife speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on July 28, 2011. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB   (Getty Images)
Marcus Bachmann listens to his wife Michele speak to members of the media on January 2, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Marcus Bachmann listens to his wife Michele speak to members of the media on January 2, 2012 in West Des Moines, Iowa.   (Getty Images)
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Marcus Bachmann reacts as Michele reveals his doggie-sunglasses-buying mission.   (mattchew03)

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