January 4th, 2012
10:35 AM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann ends GOP presidential bid

(CNN) - Michele Bachmann ended her bid for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday, hours after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses.

The Minnesota congresswoman suspended her campaign, a legal technicality that will allow her to continue to raise and spend campaign funds.


Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (39 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Good riddance to a divisive and clueless "candidate."

    January 4, 2012 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  2. Tony in Maine

    Bachman never did figure out that with a mic, you don't have to shout. That, and her insistence that a left of center (not even a liberal) President was a socialist made her a less than serious candidate.

    January 4, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  3. paul

    Good, I believe this lady has glass eyes anyway. You can tell when someone is slow or mentally disabled. It show in their eyes and she's got that look. And she repeats the same thing over and over.

    January 4, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  4. once upon a horse

    well so much for her making sure Obama is a one term president.

    January 4, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  5. Ohio man

    LoL.. I guess she is a 1 state candidate.. hahahahah...who's next???

    January 4, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  6. Jay B

    Why do they even bother saying things like "she deserves the chance to say this in her own words but it is safe to say we don't see a viable way forward.", If this source truly felt that way, they would not have said anything to the media!

    It gets very old, these "inside sources" who don't want to be named giving out inside information that they were sworn to keep secret, whether it is some government employee, a campaign insider, someone working with a sports team, or whomever. They give out information they swore they would keep secret. Then we learn some of it is leaked on purpose. Just to gauge public reaction. They leak it through their press contacts. So, the only one not in on this game is the public. Because we don't insist on names, we allow the press to use "unnamed sources", people who insist on anonymity. Believing whatever we are told as long as they attribute it to someone.

    Well, I heard from a source, who wanted to remain anonymous that there was a new bill being proposed to make it illegal to use unnamed sources in print , on-line media, or even live media starting in 2013. This source, familiar with the FCC, said it would impact how Washington, DC does business! Keep an eye out for this bill folks, it could be huge!

    January 4, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  7. Tim L. in NY

    What do Iowa and time have in common? Neither are on Michele Bachman's side!

    January 4, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  8. Gyango

    God told her to run then changed his mind and told her to stop?

    January 4, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  9. Tex71

    Maybe Mr. Bachmann can pray away the competition.

    January 4, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  10. chechi

    Great, now probably it will be a more serious campaign. She put too much unneeded meaness.

    January 4, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  11. hjs3

    I always knew there was a God.......TKU

    January 4, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  12. steve

    Michelle-–dont suspend--just --WITHDRAW-–you are history in politics

    January 4, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  13. mebury

    so sad. what the world needs is more religious wack jobs running for power. i was hoping for a return to the dark ages.

    January 4, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. closetiguana

    "Oh my god. America is doomed.... What....she's out? Never mind. "

    January 4, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  15. Linoge

    I was really looking forward to $2 gasoline.

    January 4, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  16. Pat in IL

    What took her so long? What a waste of other peoples' money. Gingrich is next, then Paul.

    January 4, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  17. dave

    I hear Bachmann will be demanding a recount.

    January 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. The Dude

    Thank you Jesus.

    January 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  19. GI Joe

    That's 3 out that God told to run -- reckon God is trying to tell them to stay out of public office? 'Cause he told the rest of us to reject them.

    January 4, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  20. Aezel

    "Bachmann "will acknowledge the reality of Iowa's vote""

    I didn't even know she was capable of identifying reality. I think she is too busy talking to her pretend Jebus friends in her head.

    January 4, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  21. matty

    The sanest thing she's done.

    January 4, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  22. Bachmann-Turner Overdrive

    The evangelicals love a cheap, bigoted hypocrite as much as the next guy.

    Unfortunately for Michele, they like the next guy.

    January 4, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  23. ThinkAgain

    Now on to her real goal: A book deal and a spot on Fox!

    January 4, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. donalbain98

    Michelle, come back when you wake up in this century! See ya!

    January 4, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  25. Hennen51

    Is "Suspending a campaign" now the easy way to say "epic failure?"

    January 4, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
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