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. phoodphite

    It is sad that she is no longer in it. I wanted so badly to see her husband as first lady. That would have been priceless.

    February 7, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  2. jaywing

    I'm flabergasted! Once again the elite media has twisted the facts. This simply cannot be accurate reporting. This has got to be made up... like most of Bachmann's answers to everything.

    February 7, 2012 09:59 am at 9:59 am |
  3. ironsides

    This lady has delusions of grandeur which is a sign of mental illness. Maybe she needs a few brainwashing secessions in her husbands school. Or maybe thats where she started losing it. This lady should be under observation NOT running for any public office.

    February 7, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. ed

    Please don't feed the evangelicals. She and others like her gauge their success by their ability to outrage the opposition. She is irrelevant and almost gone, don't give her the time of day, just let her fade away.

    February 7, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. NL

    Every time I think Michelle has finally embarrassed herself so much that even SHE will notice, I am proven wrong again. For heaven sake, 6th district voters, wake up and vote her out!

    February 7, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |

    she a joke

    February 7, 2012 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  7. ART

    Yeah right the people have rejected your brand of crazy, lady, now just fade away and stop talking

    February 7, 2012 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  8. MJTaylor

    If mentally dim and narcissistic = perfect, then she may be correct.

    February 7, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  9. Anonymous

    Umm, she's the perfectly delusional candidate. There, FIFY.

    February 7, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  10. Joe

    LoL, this woman is a plague on our political system. The entire GOP race for the candidate was a carnival. They spent so much time trying to destroy one another, Obama just needs to say, "Look at what their own party said about them. Do I need to say more?"

    February 7, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  11. Larry in Houston

    she's compared to Palin – she doesn't believe in big gov't – but she lives with big gov't – she just loves all that extra income coming in, for every child she is adopting – The government sends you a lot of money – once you fill out all your forms – for taking in and adopting a foster child . This is a big business in this country now days . People are doing this all over, because they are getting big government checks, for feeding and taking in a foster child.

    February 7, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  12. eric

    Let's get 1 thing straight people, all of Minnesota does NOT get to vote for Michele Bachman. If that were the case, she would have been out after her first term. She is an embarrassment to our great state. She represents District 6 which was gerrymandered years ago and stretches in a weird snake all over the map to garner the most conservative voters who blindly vote her back in every time. And it doesn't hurt that she gets millions of dollars in $$ for her campaigns all from out of state. She is the BANE of our state. A disease which won't go away.

    February 7, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  13. Jersey George

    As Clint Eastwood would say "You're a legend in your own mind".

    February 7, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  14. Sniffit

    Too easy. Moving on...


    "I wanted so badly to see her husband as first lady. That would have been priceless."

    Priceless or princess? haha

    February 7, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  15. Chris

    go away michelle. If you were even remotely close to a decent option you wouldn't have finished dead last in the state you are from....that is very conservative! I cannot grasp how delusional she has to be to make such comments.

    February 7, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  16. Bob

    There is nothing perfect about Michelle Bachmann – she is the least qualified, least informed, most outrageous candidate the GOP has ever paraded in front of us.

    February 7, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  17. dmm

    The Bible says that no one is perfect. Maybe her Bible is different than mine.

    February 7, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  18. fernace

    How can she say this w/a straight face? What part of "you're no longer in the race because the people have spoken" does she not understand!? Her unrealistic, unchecked ego is tripping her up & I hope the state of Minnesota has had enough!!

    February 7, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  19. ObamaJoe

    Mark my words,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Michael Bachmann is perfect to be VP candidate of GOP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    Only Michael may unite the GOP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,she is the bridge between Christian and Mormon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    February 7, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  20. woodofpine

    'Little Miss Perfect'! MB was emblematic of moronic-hypocritic Republicanism, a former IRS attorney-agent frothing at the mouth over taxes. The further she got from that and the closer to god, the weirder it got! I'll give her one thing, she has a politicians ego!

    February 7, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  21. GBfromOhio

    She got the notion when she walked on water ... no one told her the puddle was frozen.

    February 7, 2012 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  22. Andy

    What is it about perfectly fine people like Ms. Bachmann making such irrational statements? Certainly she has to know that if she were the perfect candidate she would have garnered more than single digit support. Ms. Bachmann, I think you have a lot to offer, I agree with many of your positions, however a leader speaks from the heart and speaks positive about their vision. For now you need to be a blocker, a tackler, not a quarterback.

    February 7, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    So, its America's fault they did not recognise " perfection"? Never let reality get in the way, Michelle.

    February 7, 2012 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  24. Grady

    the perfect head case...

    February 7, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  25. NJBob

    No one glorifies ignorance quite like Michele Bachmann. She's a true national embarrassment.

    February 7, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
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