A web video released by Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign today puts the Minnesota Congresswoman's new stump message at the center of a pitch for her candidacy. The message -- "Don't settle" -- is a call to arms to conservative Republican voters and a rebuke of the GOP front runners.
"This is not the year to get behind the moderate," Bachmann says in the video, which was filmed after her address last week to more than 12,000 students at Liberty University, an evangelical Christian school in Lynchburg, VA, that is a stop for many GOP candidates.
Bachmann does not say if she has a "moderate" candidate in mind.
"This is the election when conservatives can have it all," she says, before adding that voters "can have someone who will stand for life and for marriage, stand up for Israel, stand up for national security."
Bachmann introduced the message two weeks ago, during events related to the GOP state convention in Florida. She repeated the message in Iowa last week, and during her address at Liberty, where she used the word "settle" -- or a variation on the word -- 44 times during her remarks to students.
Bachmann begins a two-day swing through Iowa today, with events in Sioux City and Council Bluffs this afternoon.