Bachmann makes official 2012 presidential announcement
June 27th, 2011
01:05 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann makes official 2012 presidential announcement

(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann formally announced her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Monday during an appearance in Waterloo, Iowa - the city where she was born.

Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite currently serving her third term in the House, told a crowd of supporters that Barack Obama's presidency has been a failure. She promised to lead a new conservative revolution characterized by smaller government and a lower federal debt.

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  1. Tara

    So if she wins is she going to re instate McCarthyism. She seems to think that there are anti americans in government. Especially those that dont agree woth her.

    June 27, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  2. NastyBuzzard

    "Together we can secure the promise of the future."

    Who's future? The rich.

    What about the other 300 milliion Americans?

    What a waste of skin!

    June 27, 2011 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  3. Sanity

    This lady is an idiot. Another in a lone of know-nothing right-wing politicians who pander to fear and ignorance.

    June 27, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  4. mikeonthebay

    Seriously, could anybody do worse than Obama. Gold prices, food prices, gas prices, joblessness, all increasing. Home prices falling. Obama using the East Berlin, Cuba, thirld world as his economic model. Personal freedoms eroding due to his expansion of government and government control over every part of our life.

    June 27, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. framous

    Say what you want about Obama. At least this guy is trying to do something positive, as opposed to attempting to strip the rights of the citizens of America. Sure, let's get back to the dark ages with candidates like Bachman, Palin. Is anyone sick to death of this Tea Party terro rist organization yet? What in the H E L L happened to our country that we would actually entertain the likes of these people???

    June 27, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. MN Mom

    As devout as I am, as Minnesotan as I am, you betcha, LOL, I absolutely cannot and will never vote for anyone that says God drives their decisions and is so self-righteous and judgemental as one such as Bachmann. Not only does America want better but we deserve better.

    June 27, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  7. Lorne

    Ok, we tried the Republican Party and it hasn't worked out.

    Bring back the Whigs...

    June 27, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  8. G NO P

    Hmm, seems to me there was a Frenchman who launched a campaign at Waterloo once with less than perfect results. Given Bachman's knowledge of history though, that probably didn't occur to her.

    June 27, 2011 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  9. Roscoe

    I wouldn't trust her to pet sit for me......can't imagine how anyone could vote for her for president.

    June 27, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  10. happyrobot

    Sarah Palin has some competition.

    June 27, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  11. Fergy

    Anybody is better in the Office of president than what is in office now.

    June 27, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  12. Jaynicia99

    What in lemmiwinks he11 is a "constitutional republican?" Has anyone even bothered telling her that the Republican Party didn't even exist when the Constitution was drafted?

    June 27, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  13. HR

    As a long time conservative, I wish her well, but seriously doubt that she can win the nomination and or the Presidency. It is still too soon for a female President.

    June 27, 2011 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  14. CC

    And I am formally announcing that this woman is a complete loon and anyone who votes for her has a head mostly filled with air.

    June 27, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  15. Name. Vladmir

    Michelle Bachmann is a nazi cunt who is from Iowa running in Minnesota. What? Get her out of here! We don't need more people like her and that idiot Tim Pawently who screwed up out economy here in Minnesota during his last term. Tea party? What a joke! The original Boston Tea party has different ideals that those idiots like Bachmann and Palin come with! We don't need more people that favor the richest Americans only! We need someone who is for the middle class and working class.

    June 27, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  16. duke13

    She has a titanium spine and no brains, what a candidate. Is her announcement a joke?

    June 27, 2011 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  17. w l jones

    If it were not the great society most people would have one horse buggy if luckly while the rich has two car in drive way. Bless.

    June 27, 2011 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  18. DollarPalin

    Bachmman may be an moron but she appeals to many idiot in this country especially the red sates. No wonder this country gave 2 terms to Bush

    June 27, 2011 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  19. Jim

    Smart, knowlegeable, honest, no wonder the left hates her!

    June 27, 2011 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  20. deuce

    Great, now we get to watch Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman scissor each other on TV every night for the next year and a half...metaphorically speaking, of course.

    On the other hand, these Tea Baggers sure do pick winners, don't they? LOL

    June 27, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    Bachmann states that "together, we can do this." I suggest she count me out. Might be a good idea for her to count Minnesota out as well.

    @Pam: As a citizen of Minnesota, Bachmann offends my intelligence as well.

    June 27, 2011 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  22. Reggie from LA

    @What
    Actually, her choice of word "reign" is a Freudian slip for her intentions. Even Sarah Palin has shown less desire to be a RULER than Bachman. Folks, if you can't see tyrant written all over that woman, I would suggest you look again, listen to her rhetoric and watch her mannerisms. Monster.

    June 27, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  23. jim dollinger

    she's a phony who voted for the Patriot Act. the answer is Ron Paul, listen to him and form your own opinion. I did. Ron paul 2012, join the Revolution to end the wars, bring the troops home now, audit the Fed, strengthen the currency, cut gov't, and restore personal liberty.

    June 27, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  24. NastyBuzzard

    To all you right wingers out there.

    I think Wiener or Edwards has a better chance to becoming president. I think GW would be ticked to death if she got elected. That's the only way the world would forgot that 8 year failure.

    June 27, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  25. Lin

    FUNNY and very entertaining. You Libs are scared to death of her, your comments have FEAR written all over them. HAHA, you've been challenged and so has your god Obama! Go Michele!

    June 27, 2011 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
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