Rep. Michele Bachmann sent out a fundraising letter Thursday bashing Whoopi Goldberg, who criticized the Republican presidential hopeful on her television show this week for signing a pledge penned by a socially conservative group in Iowa.
“In order to show Whoopi we won’t stand for her attacks, I have set a goal to raise $40,000 in the next 24 hours,” Bachmann wrote in the e-mail, using a deadline-based technique she has employed often over the years to amass large amounts of money in individual contributions.
The pledge, called “The Marriage Vow,” asked signatories to endorse the notion that children are best raised by a mother and a father and to promise to oppose efforts to expand same-sex marriage. It condemned pornography and Sharia law. It also claimed that more black children were born to two-parent households under slavery than today — a passage that the group, the Family Leader, later retracted.
Goldberg and the regular panelists on her ABC show, “The View,” mocked the pledge as archaic and judgmental, with Elizabeth Hasselbeck, a conservative, predicting that it could sink Bachmann’s campaign.
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