Bachmann to New Hampshire 'soon'
February 11th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
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Bachmann to New Hampshire 'soon'

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told CNN Friday she will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire "soon" as she explores the possibility of a 2012 presidential bid.

Bachmann spoke only briefly as she walked through the Conservative Political Action Conference with her aides, and offered no further details on the trip. The conference is an annual gathering of conservative activists and is an early testing ground for potential GOP presidential candidates.

Moments earlier, Bachmann had posed for photographs with a New Hampshire Tea Party activist and radio host with a sign bearing the state's motto "Live Free Or Die." Bachmann called it her favorite state slogan.

The conservative firebrand has already visited Iowa and she is slated to make two stops in South Carolina on Feb. 19.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • New Hampshire
soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    All one has to do is look at the field in the GOP for 2012 and shake one's head. When the two princesses get into the GOP primaries and have it thrust at them a time or two, they'll see what it's like to be targetted. Although in this case, unlike the false garbage and nonsense they spew, the charges against them will be based solely on what they have put on the record and nothing else. I hope for both their sakes there aren't "sorority party pix" floating around or we'll all see them – and if Rove gets involved we'll "see them" anyway, whether they're true or not.

    February 11, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Michelle, you will find that your "Tea Tactics" will not work very well, especially in a State like New Hampshire. No one tells those folks what to do and how to do it, as you are so fond of doing. Even though New Hampshire is predominantly a Red State, they are fiscally conservative, but more socially moderate than your lock-step followers.
    Of course, Partie Quebecois usually manages to get about 200 votes in British Columbia, too, so there may be some folks there who will vote for you despite your platform.

    February 11, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. duke

    The people of Minnesota are in the same boat as people from buffalo,
    They've all got pop sickles for brains!
    How does paladino and bachman make it to the national stage??
    Buffalo and Minnesotan's are the laughing stock of american politics.
    Oh yeah,how many jobs has bachman and her rich constituents created today for you the worker/voter??
    Minnesota,what a joke!

    February 11, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. horatio2

    Unbelievable. Is there an IQ cap for GOP candidates and conservative talk show hosts?

    February 11, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  5. MN wishes Bachmann would go away

    As a Minnesotan I will apologize for her even holding public office, although she does not represent my district so I didn't get the chance to vote against her. Minnesota is actually very progressive in its cities (Minneapolis/St. Paul and Duluth), but as you venture further out into the outer suburbs and rural areas you run into the Tea Party types who elect people like Bachmann. We have an interesting mix here, the only Muslim member of Congress, Keith Ellison, and Al Franken on one end of the spectrum and the Tea Party dumbell Bachmann on the other end of the spectrum. Bachmann doesn't even understand history and has a big problem telling the truth. Let her run. She will only show what a bunch of backward idiots the GOP is becoming.

    February 11, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  6. NC The Liberal One

    To NC: Let her run if it means she can't run for Congress in 2012. The Republicans are not showing us many women with common sense in office or running for office. If this is the best you have forget it.

    February 11, 2011 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  7. T'sah from Virginia

    Her polls are not even in the "single" digit as a favorite!!! Everyone on the RIGHT is raising money just to have funds to travel!!!

    February 11, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  8. Cosmo

    Only at the "Fascist Fantasy Island Convention" would the candidancy of such a radical and ignorant person even be considered. Do you really think that the American people are stupid enough to follow the absurd principles of the reactionary right? They are pretty stupid (see election results or 2010) but even mass propoganda, misinformation, outright lies and demagogueory have their limits.

    February 11, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  9. Whatever

    Hey Michelle ... how high is the unemployment rate in your district??? What have you done for them lately?!?! What in the hell do you think you would do for the U.S.?!!!! ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!

    February 11, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  10. Judas

    "Live Free Or Die." Bachmann called it her favorite state slogan.

    After being bombarded by Bachmann’s shrieking vitriol, manipulation of facts, outright lies and mind-numbing stupidity, I’m sure the vast majority of New Hampshirites will be choosing the latter option of their state motto. You all have my deepest sympathies.

    February 11, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  11. Rick McDaniel

    Maybe the early primaries will discourage her......but I doubt she will get it.

    February 11, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  12. rusty155

    Michele Bachmann and Saran Palin Is like dumb and dumber. Either has a chance in hell too win. It a toss up which one spread more hate and Is more Racist. And they both are too die hard conservatives for my taste.And they both don't know their basic American history correct. But I guess the Tea Party which the Koch's Brother run, the dumber the better that way It will be easy too control their vote easier. Wake up American the Tea Party Is a bunch of crap.

    February 11, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  13. Me

    Really? I need specs on Bachmann. Education and business background. If she is thinking about running, I want to know more about her than the stupid things she has said on TV

    February 11, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  14. lynn

    Why are Republican women so shrill? You may not like Hilary Clinton, but she at least sounds professional and dignified. Between Palin and Bachhman my ears hurt when they speak.

    February 11, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  15. normajean

    I have never watched this woman speak without a sense that she wasn't there at all. She has a hypnotized look in her eyes and a rather dazed expression on her face. She is a real "puzzlement" Not only that but the speech she made following the presidents was so erroneous as to content that one had to believe she shouldn't be in politics of any kind, let alone president. This isn't the first time that she has made absolutely NO sense. People who would vote for her are either very misinformed about our history, or they just want to vote for a pretty face. Wake up people, this is serious!!!!!

    February 11, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  16. Michael in Houston

    The good news....with Palin, Bachmann, Santorum and Gingrich the parade of idiots and the most unlikeable people ever to stand under the American flag are now in front of us. They cant come up with a more deplorable and down right uglier collection of creeps then this.
    The bad news.....if you think you have had enough of them cramming themselves down our throats and camera mugging for attention is over, its only just begun.
    The sad news....its very sad that a country as great as America is being disrepected and all decency disgarded that people like this are in front of us!

    February 11, 2011 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  17. John

    Obama will win in 12, no question about it,

    February 11, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  18. Rob R

    Did narcotic drugs become legal in Minnesota? Because Bachmann must be smoking something good.

    February 11, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  19. MikeFromWV

    I share the views already expressed here. I would love to see any of these nut-bag tea partiers run for President. It would guarantee Obama a slam dunk win!! Obama, as previously stated, has his flaws and I am not particularly impressed with his performance, but he is sure a country mile better than what I have seen so far on the GOP side. These people are so far to the right that they have gone right over the edge.

    February 11, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. anonymous

    every tom dick and harry wants to be President... how about Snooki for President ?

    February 11, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
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