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

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. Robb

    I'd welcome her candidacy. Between her and Palin it would be a slam dunk the Republicans won't be in the White House. Not that I want Obama. I just won't elect die hard conservatives since they don't represent my Centrist Independent views. Geez, she can't even get basic American history correct.

    February 11, 2011 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  2. BaggerHater

    Michele Bachman-like palin but stupider + louder

    February 11, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  3. Protect and Defend Freedom of Speech in the USA

    Go get 'em Michele!! Rile up that base...get everybody pumped and primed for 2012 and the end of the leftist Democrat regime in Washington. Sanity WILL BE RETURNED TO Washington! The days of Democrat fiscal INSANITY are numbered.

    February 11, 2011 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    Who is doing the job she was elected to do back in her home state? Are Minnesotans that dumb that they keep giving her their future? I don't know who is more stupid, the #2 tea bagging bimbo or her constituents!!!

    February 11, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  5. vic nashville tn

    I will vote for Michele Bachmann in the primary not in the general election

    That mean I will support her to destroy GOP

    February 11, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  6. Jeff in Virginia

    Can we please stop hearing about this dingbat?

    February 11, 2011 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  7. Al-NY,NY

    The republicans have ONE chance to beat Obama..Mittens Romney. This space-cadet, the half-governer, Huckster or any of the others would get slaughtered. Therin lies the problem....He belongs to a "cult" according to the American Taliban. He also initiated the health care plan that Obama expanded to a national plan. Therefore he's in trouble from the zealots AND the TP'ers. Without both of those herds of mindless sheep behind him, forget it

    February 11, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  8. Billy

    Bachmann = crazy and bad for the USA

    February 11, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  9. Former Republican, but never again!

    America can't be dumb enough to elect Bachmann, absolutely impossible!

    February 11, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. Roscoe

    Maybe Bachman and Palin could run for president and vice president of Alaska. If Sarah could keep Todd away from Michele!!

    February 11, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  11. NC

    liberals and their weak leader obama should not under estimate the power of an experienced woman. Most of you are just afraid of a powerful woman who can lead this country back to the greatness. There are more Republican woman then democrat woman who have more experience and common sense we need in a leader. One term obama........Vote Republican in 2012.

    February 11, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. Lynda/Minnesota

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

    Might just as well run for president. She certainly isn't concerned overmuch about the welfare of her constituents here in Minnesota.

    February 11, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  13. Doug in NYC

    With all this traveling, is she doing her job in congress? Or should we cut her pay and save some money?

    February 11, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  14. Roscoe

    The Founding Fathers endorse Michele. As they said while they were fighting World War I and II, "Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what your country can do for Palin and Bachman". They fought for our rights to keep our heads in our *sses in Vietnam and during the Civil War. Washington and Lincoln ran together on the Tea Party ticket for president but lost to Reagan......

    February 11, 2011 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  15. Video Guy

    When does this lady get any work done for her district. I hope they (District 6) are happy with their ineffective Congress lady.

    February 11, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  16. ReFascistican

    I hope this knucklehead does run. Besides for Silly Sarah, Microscopic Brain Bachmann is the most non factual candidate in the race.

    February 11, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  17. Michael

    Why is it that people that have less than 15 minutes in the spotlight suddenly think they're qualified to run for POUS? Palin has shown her indifference to the needs of the many and this ditz has no concept of hitory or the constitution. Have to agree with Robb – the GOP is finished if either of these dingbats get the nomination.

    February 11, 2011 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  18. TFEDUP

    You have got to be kidding me, the people that voted her into office to represent their interests should realize they have been cheated, instead of working for them she has the audacity to run for president, time well spent on the electorate that voted this air head into office, she hasn't even served one term yet and she is thinking about running for president? Clash of the titans when her and Palin debate each other, proving beyond a shadow of doubt the tea party is full of crazy people and Obama will win the presidency for a second time.

    February 11, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  19. realitybites

    OK. Really delusional. Sorry, but something like snowball's change in hell. Where do we dig these people up? Remeber those fads that faded as quickly as the kid were wearing them and someone keeps selling them just hoping someone didn't notice? Sillybands come to mind. Or that joke that just isn't funny anymore but, someone w/ poor social skills keeps telling it and ends up alone at the party? This silly teabag joke is leached. You can't get another cup of tea strong enough to make it to the primaries no matter how much make up you layer on it. Palin already wore out the fad and told the joke too much then you flubbed it on natioal television after the SOU. Go back and learn some social skills before you come back to the party.

    February 11, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  20. Marie MD

    Speaking of rethug bimbos. Any reason why the porker and her imbecilic moron of a mother continue to stare at us within the ticker? Just wondering. They are both old news until one of them decides to run for public office in AZ.

    February 11, 2011 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. Deb

    My Aunt Martha said that she is also running since she will be in New Hampshire anyway tending to sick relative. May as
    well kill two birds with one stone is her rationale.

    February 11, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  22. realitybites

    editor's notes: "snowballs CHANCE in hell". CHANGE would not apply here. At least not any that's noteable.

    February 11, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  23. ART

    Please run and choose Palin as your running mate and let the entertainment begin.It would be great to see dumb and dumber trying to articulate a single thaught

    February 11, 2011 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  24. NJfinest2009

    She is going to new hampshire for what??? Is she putting on a comedy show? That is all about she can do! I think that we need to get on board with EGYPT and protest that all of these politicians and Governers that have really overstayed their positions and really haven't done NOTHING for the american people! I am talking dems and repubs. We need to protest to get their sorry butts out and get some fresh people with new ideas and are willing to work for the American people, I know wishfull thinking right but I still have hope

    February 11, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  25. willie floyd

    Bet Minnesotans wish she would stay in NH. I've tried for weeks to decide who is worse-Palin or Bachman-it's still a dead heat so far. They both make me ashamed to be a female.

    February 11, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
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