Bachmann says she was the ‘perfect candidate’
February 6th, 2012
09:14 PM ET
6 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. Ted Striker

    Wow, she was terrible, getting basic facts wrong by the dozens.

    February 6, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  2. jilli

    Yep, she's the perfect candidate alright – she just didn't specify which planet she's perfect for.

    February 6, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  3. Ron

    She just makes stuff up. What polls is she looking at?

    February 6, 2012 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  4. logicnLA

    She is the "Perfect Candidate" I would love to see her run agianst Obama! I gues she can't read polls however- right now Obama has a 51-45 lead over Romney in the latest poll and he's is liked by Republicans. imagine what her numbers would be!

    February 7, 2012 12:14 am at 12:14 am |
  5. tony

    A perfect fool who has no idea that is what the majority of Americans think of her.

    February 7, 2012 12:20 am at 12:20 am |
  6. GeorgeBos95

    Ummm...Michelle ... you aren't IN the race.

    As for ever being viewed as the "perfect" candidate .... in you wildest dreams, baby.

    Now shoo.

    February 7, 2012 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  7. Pat Teeters

    Obama may be a one-term president, but you, Ms. Bachmann will be a no-tgerm president. Praise God! I can again sleep at night.

    February 7, 2012 12:28 am at 12:28 am |
  8. mommazona

    "She announced last week that she would seek re-election for her seat in Congress." And let's hope the good people of Iowa say no this time.

    February 7, 2012 12:47 am at 12:47 am |
  9. Aknot

    By all means, she should continue to plug herself.

    February 7, 2012 12:51 am at 12:51 am |
  10. unretired05

    Perfect? I guess she will be the only one able to cast the first stone.

    February 7, 2012 01:11 am at 1:11 am |
  11. Gdaddyfunky

    Really? I am laughing so hard that I am crying. OMG, this is classic.

    February 7, 2012 01:15 am at 1:15 am |
  12. Mike


    February 7, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  13. dina

    Lady, you lost. Even the Tea Party didn;t want you. Let go of your ego.

    February 7, 2012 01:21 am at 1:21 am |
  14. snowdogg

    ya gotta be kidding me – perfect?

    February 7, 2012 01:26 am at 1:26 am |
  15. Concerned

    So perfect that she wanted to close the US embassy in Teheran three months ago. A bit late after almost 30 years of no relations with the country.

    February 7, 2012 01:33 am at 1:33 am |
  16. ct

    go away!!!

    February 7, 2012 02:06 am at 2:06 am |
  17. The Left Wing

    She'd be a perfect former congress woman.

    February 7, 2012 02:16 am at 2:16 am |
  18. Tad Pole

    She never ceases to amaze me; and not in the good way.

    February 7, 2012 03:40 am at 3:40 am |
  19. DixonIV

    Still living in a fantasy world.

    February 7, 2012 03:57 am at 3:57 am |
  20. Lastman

    Thank god, you are only relevant in your district.

    February 7, 2012 04:44 am at 4:44 am |
  21. DENNA

    No you weren't the perfect candidate. Have you lost your mind? Mitt Romney is the only one among the GOP candidates that comes close and he will be too liberal for most GOP voters. Nope, President Obama is almost guaranteed a second term and I, for one, am glad. Go home and take care of all those children you have and leave the running of the country to the professionals. OBAMA/BIDEN 2012.

    February 7, 2012 04:50 am at 4:50 am |
  22. awasis

    Perfect candidate in her own mind.

    February 7, 2012 05:01 am at 5:01 am |
  23. City Girl

    The idea that Bachmann could not even be a reasonable candidate. She simply 'blew off' many citizens of the USA, ignoring their values, beliefs and work as do many extremists – which is why this type of person does not belong in office.

    February 7, 2012 05:19 am at 5:19 am |
  24. petena

    Bachman: Your ego sucks. If you were so perfect, why didn't people see you like that? Get over it.

    February 7, 2012 05:43 am at 5:43 am |
  25. NoTags

    Bachmann is delusional. She believes she was the "perfect candidate", however when you finish 6th in a caucus of your home State apparently the people don't believe her "perfect candidate" statement.

    Hopefully, the people of Minnesota will now recognize Bachmann for what she is (a loser), and send someone else to Congress to represent them. The people of her district need to send someone to Congress who is interested in solving the problems of this Country rather than Bachmann who is fixated on destroying the President rather than solving problems.

    February 7, 2012 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
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