Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s first TV ad airs Thursday in Iowa. After 25 seconds of nostalgia about the Hawkeye State and predictable rhetoric about not increasing the debt ceiling, it says she’s “the unifying choice that will beat Obama.”

When she announced her candidacy, Bachmann, a tea partyer who tends toward extremes in her opinions, said she could draw in “disaffected Democrats,” “independents” and “people who have never been political a day in their life.” –BF

Michele Bachmann’s Waterloo, Iowa, Television Ad:

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