Magazine July 18, 2011, Issue

The Battle from Waterloo

(Roman Genn)
Representative Bachmann runs for president

Waterloo, Iowa

Near the cornfields, her parents danced. On hot summer nights in the Sixties, when things were good and the kids were young, David and Jean Amble would shimmy to the music of Ray Charles and Bill Haley at the Electric Park Ballroom. Down the road, their headstrong daughter, Michele, would order ice-cream cones for her three brothers at Jensen’s Dairy Queen, two blocks from the family’s working-class home.

The day before she announced her presidential campaign in late June, the former Michele Amble, now Representative Bachmann of Minnesota, returned to her childhood haunts. She was pleased to see that the

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