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

    Not even worth reporting.

    February 7, 2012 06:01 am at 6:01 am |
  2. tommytd

    Give it up're done.

    February 7, 2012 06:02 am at 6:02 am |
  3. Marie MD

    Who cares what she says. If her MN district votes her in again we need to boycott travel to MN!
    I thought she meant that she has the perfect family because it's so today starting with that husband of hers!

    February 7, 2012 06:15 am at 6:15 am |
  4. Willie Floyd

    Good grief-please Minnesotans vote this woman out so we don't ever have to see her face or hear her voice again!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    February 7, 2012 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  5. Laura

    Apparently she was the only one who thought so. Good riddance.

    February 7, 2012 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  6. Don

    She was. But the party of no principles will have to settle for Romney. Because winning Trumps Beliefs

    February 7, 2012 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
  7. SteveW

    It's amazing when you hear a statement that is self-defeating, proving itself wrong by simply being said.

    February 7, 2012 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  8. DonBeal

    O would some Power the gift to give us
    To see ourselves as others see us!
    It would from many a blunder free us,
    And foolish notion:
    What airs in dress and gait would leave us,
    And even devotion!

    – To a Louse by Robert Burns

    So Michele, just look at at that way.

    February 7, 2012 06:51 am at 6:51 am |
  9. Roland

    She just can't stop lying can she. Even to herself. Sad.

    February 7, 2012 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  10. Sid Prejean

    Vacuums are also perfect.

    February 7, 2012 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  11. Drake

    Perfect for a very red county in a very red state but not for the entire country

    February 7, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  12. ARTRaveler

    Bachmann, you have got to be kidding, right? Maybe in your own mind but you are so far away from what America needs right now that even the most conservative, off-the-wall fundamentalist Christians in Iowa rejected you. Go back to MN and think about representing ALL of the people there, not just your fans.

    February 7, 2012 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  13. markfromdover

    She's a legend in her own mind!

    February 7, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  14. STUART

    NOBODY is perfect. Not you, not I and most definitely not her.

    February 7, 2012 07:26 am at 7:26 am |
  15. bill

    Next she will be telling us she is the perfect human being and that is why God talks to her.

    February 7, 2012 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  16. RINO Bil

    Too bad there were not enough perceptive voters voters to recognize "perfection" when they see it.

    This "imperfect" GOP voter would cast his vote for Barack Obama before he would even think of casting it for Michele Bachmann.

    February 7, 2012 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  17. PTinGA

    It is encouraging that American voters, Republicans this time, saw through the nonsense and rejected her candidacy.

    February 7, 2012 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  18. Debby

    I liked her made some gaffe's but nothing earth shaking. I am really surprised the tea party didn't stand behind this woman. So much for equal opportunity.

    February 7, 2012 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  19. urouttolunch

    What part of "remaining in the race" is too difficult for her, do you suppose?

    February 7, 2012 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  20. Johnjon

    as usual. republicans live in their own "perfect" little world. wake up gop, the 1950's are over.

    February 7, 2012 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  21. Squosh

    Perfect? Perfectly crazy? She showed her self to be insane and completely dishonest in every way. She has to grip on reality what so ever.

    February 7, 2012 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  22. Jeremy

    Minnesota, please do all of us a big favor, and do not re-elect this clearly-perfect candidate to represent you.

    February 7, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  23. Robert

    For all her Christian values she sure is full of herself. I think she should sedate her ego.

    February 7, 2012 07:47 am at 7:47 am |
  24. Laer

    Perfect for Obama to have a 2nd term. It's too bad she dropped out, she would have been massacred in any actual debate against Obama, and I would have loved to have seen that. Popcorn anyone?

    February 7, 2012 07:53 am at 7:53 am |
  25. Jan Brewer

    The perfect conservative candidate......a true conservative with regards to everyone else but a welfare lover for her own purposes. She, and her family, take government handouts without any shame. She's a disgrace.

    February 7, 2012 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
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