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. Rsprings

    Apparently, many people did not think she was so perfect.

    February 7, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  2. Larry Stevens

    From the first time I heard this hack on TV, it became very clear that she has a huge ego. She actually thinks she is someone that the US needs. Minnesota can have her, she is a dangerous, egomaniacal witch who thinks the world should think like her. She doesn't make much sense,and is quite naieve on a lot of issues. I was just in Minnesota twice in the last year, and I never met one person who voted for her, or support her, or even like her. They told me she embarrasses Minnesotans every time she opens her mouth. Glad she is gone! Good luck Minn. You deserve better.

    February 7, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  3. zivo24

    Bachmann wouldn't know the truth if it was chewing on her leg. She's just shake it off as hard and fast as she could and scream her lies even louder.

    February 7, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  4. vatoloke

    During her short-lived campaign I thought see was a little off her rocker. Now I think that she is COMPLETELY off her rocker. Case confirmed and closed.

    February 7, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  5. felix

    We will have a woman president within my lifetime, and whoever breaks that glass ceiling better have the brains and leadership to run our country. Bachmann? No way!

    February 7, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  6. Ralph in Orange Park, FL

    If she had said she was a perfect idiot, I would have agreed with her.

    February 7, 2012 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  7. Steve

    It is truly sad that this woman still believes she would be the perfect candidate when so many people have proven otherwise. The best thing she could do is resign from Congress and move into a commune in the woods so we never have to hear from her again.

    February 7, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  8. v_mag

    Perfect really just means "complete", and she is completely wrong for the job of president. So, in her own way, Bachmann is perfect.

    February 7, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  9. Fn0rdz

    Perfectly nuts, maybe.

    February 7, 2012 10:32 am at 10:32 am |
  10. Laurie in Spokane

    She DOES live in her own bigoted, self-righteous, and delusional world doesn't she??? If she's the "perfect" candidate, I sure hate to see what a flawed one is like.

    February 7, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  11. leftover

    She's right. Nobody exemplifies ugliness, brutishness, baseness and ignorance as political ideals better than the Queen of American Reactionaries.

    February 7, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  12. pastmorm

    She's narcissistic. She can't stand one minute outside the limelight; just like Palin. She's trying to push her 15 minutes of fame as far as she can.

    February 7, 2012 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  13. jk from MN

    Bachmann is perfect, alright – I'm just not sure for what! When she was running for President she kept saying how proud she was to be from Iowa. I wish she'd live up to that statement and move back there. Minnesota doesn't need her – period!

    February 7, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  14. Chuck


    February 7, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  15. Florida Joe

    Yup You're perfect.......too bad no one else agreed..........But what a first lady that "husband" of yours would have made

    February 7, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  16. ShawnDH

    Errr, yeah if you like your candidates stupid, crazy-eyed and delusional. What a nut.

    February 7, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  17. AZMN

    Bachmann is a perfect media freak!!!

    February 7, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  18. JimAR

    Maybe this time around she will be the perfect candidate for Congress as well.

    February 7, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  19. brian in denver

    She's perfect all right; a perfect dingbat

    February 7, 2012 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  20. Cat

    What a sad excuse for a person. The only thing she might be perfect for is sweeping streets, and only then with supervision. She is a loser, a perfect loser.

    February 7, 2012 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. JERSEYLOU were the perfect candidate until you open that thing you call a mouth !

    February 7, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  22. BlackDynamite

    She was the Perfect Loser.......

    February 7, 2012 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  23. Aezel

    LOL. She's the perfect candidate, except NOBODY wanted to vote for her, she couldn't even win her home state, not even second place, but DEAD LAST. Also Obama is in so much trouble even though he's ahead by a fairly good chunk in polls vs. all the remaining GOP candidates?

    There is Michelle Bachmann for you: a typical creationist fool living in a fantasy world in their head that is so far apart from reality it is embarassing.

    February 7, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  24. Allen

    This nutbag is still around??? It's an embarrassment she's even in Congress, much less was considered a Presidential candidate.

    February 7, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  25. Marc

    Michelle is "perfect", yet she lacks the ability to pray her gay husband straight. If she really is so "perfect", then why doesn't god just "heal" her husband and make him physically attracted to her instead of to men? Inquiring minds want to know.

    February 7, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
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