Bachmann says she was the ‘perfect candidate’
February 6th, 2012
09:14 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann says she was the ‘perfect candidate’

(CNN) - She may have dropped her bid for the presidential nomination, but Michele Bachmann is still adamantly pushing her conservative credentials.

Asked by Bloomberg TV’s Al Hunt to name the most conservative candidate remaining in the 2012 race, Bachmann responded by plugging herself.

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"I was. I was the perfect candidate," Bachmann said. "America had their chance with the perfect candidate. But any of our candidates are going to be acceptable to the American people. More than acceptable, because right now, if you look at the Gallup map that came out this week, President Obama is in big trouble all across the country."

Bachmann’s assertion that she was the prefect candidate ultimately comes too late – the Minnesota congresswoman dropped out of the 2012 GOP race in January after finishing sixth in Iowa, the state where she was born.

She announced last week that she would seek re-election for her seat in Congress.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (381 Responses)
  1. gorn by any other name

    Come on, Minnesota. Get with the program. Don't re-elect the Queen of Delusion.

    February 6, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  2. jim

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!

    OMG, please stop with the jokes!!!!!!

    February 6, 2012 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  3. Dee

    Poor delusional woman, I kind of feel sorry for her because she's living outside of reality on many things!

    February 6, 2012 10:11 pm at 10:11 pm |
  4. Republican Brain Donor

    She is/was perfect. The perfect nut. I bet she will not be re-elected. Should be fun to watch

    February 6, 2012 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  5. bajadelmar

    Talk about living in a bubble. I think her air-head brain and the bubble have actually merged into one.

    February 6, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  6. Jimbob

    God bless the blessed, for thee blessed seem to think they know all about all....Especially what is best for all the rest!

    February 6, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  7. Larry

    The lovely but oh so stupid michele bachmann has no idea where she is...

    February 6, 2012 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  8. cali girl

    Keep believing the fairytale.... Please go back to your hole.

    February 6, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  9. HenryB

    The woman is terribly deluded. What is wrong with these Republicans, trying to appeal to the pigs that comprise their party?

    February 6, 2012 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. radioactive

    She's a "perfect" liar and a "perfect" candidate to spread fear and paranoia amongst Americans. Bachmann is a poor example of a true American. She's nothing more than a lunatic idealist.

    February 6, 2012 10:17 pm at 10:17 pm |
  11. TheLord

    Go away

    February 6, 2012 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  12. SafeJourney

    Can these people, GOP/TP, be any more insane???

    February 6, 2012 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  13. Obama Cares

    The operative word "WAS" is the best thing for America. Now she's a thang of the past. Now if the good folk of MN would send her to the house for good, how sweet it is!!

    February 6, 2012 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  14. LouAz

    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

    February 6, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  15. Shirlene

    Perfect only in your own mind, Michelle.

    February 6, 2012 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm |
  16. nintex

    She's certifiably insane.

    February 6, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  17. ermisa

    god told her to run but didn't deliver. how sad!

    February 6, 2012 10:22 pm at 10:22 pm |
  18. OldieTampaBay

    Hunny child, u r SO delusional it is almost pathetic ... ALMOST.

    February 6, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  19. GI Joe.

    Loser loser go away.

    February 6, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  20. smintheus

    "Perfect"

    She keeps using that word. I don't think the word means what she seems to think the word means.

    February 6, 2012 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  21. Will

    One word, DELUSIONAL. sad, it's just sad.

    February 6, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  22. Conrack

    "I was. I was the perfect candidate," Bachmann said. "America had their chance with the perfect candidate."

    How can you top that?

    February 6, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  23. The Unsub

    a mind is a terrible thing to waste

    February 6, 2012 11:39 pm at 11:39 pm |
  24. Perry P.

    A perfect Republican candidate in the eyes of the Democrats, that is. Did you get the Thank You card and fruit basket President Obama sent, Michele? LOL!

    February 6, 2012 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  25. Frank Cardenas

    wake up Minnesota and vote this woman out of Congress

    February 6, 2012 11:42 pm at 11:42 pm |
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