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

    I think Michelle ran an honorable campaign with dignity. She stood for her conscience and convictions and advocated principles that obviously repulses the politically correct who have bought into today's culture of decline, debt and moral bankruptcy–a culture that is far different than the one envisioned by America's founders.

    February 7, 2012 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  2. Don

    Can't wait for Jon Stewart tonight. I'm sure he will be perfectly able to create some jokes about this.

    February 7, 2012 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  3. Minnesota Lefty

    From her point of view, and of course that of her ditto-head followers, she's right: in their world, she is the perfect candidate. What she does not go on to say, perhaps because she is not capable of grasping this, is that in the real world such a candidate is totally unelectable. She and Newt are two of the purest examples in public life of delusional narcissism.

    February 7, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. Joe The Plumberf

    This lady's capacity for self deception is astonding.

    February 7, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. dj

    She's the perfect GOP candidate...for guaranteeing Obama a second term.

    February 7, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. Tom

    "Hahahaha!!! LMAO!!! Another rethuglican who is a "legend in their own mind"!!!!"

    You mean like our current President?

    February 7, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  7. Don't worry Republics . . .

    you are sure to find someone who will lose to the President. See ya in 2016 . . .

    February 7, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  8. souptwins

    Will she be changing her name to Mary Poppins?

    February 7, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  9. Tom in the Great NW

    Michele, Michele, Michele – you said that the "the shot heard 'round the world" OCCURED IN RHODE ISLAND; you said that YOU WOULD SELL GASOLINE AT $2.00/gal.; you said THAT YOU WOULD CREATE BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF JOBS; you said THAT YOU AND YOUR HUSBBAND COULD CHANGE GAY FOLKS INTO STRAIGHT, WATER INTO WINE, LEAD INTO GOLD, and WATER INTO ICE AT 1000 PACES.
    .
    NOW, that WOULD BE SOME PRESIDENT – WHERE DO WE VOTE for THAT ?

    February 7, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  10. liz

    Perfect inher own mind or should I say in her own ego?

    February 7, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  11. carrie

    So sad that she misrepresents Minnisota , maybe before long that error can be corrected.

    February 7, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  12. G D

    Blind ambition combined with ignorance of facts; yep, the perfect tea party candidate.

    February 7, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  13. Iskrenie

    This woman is delusional

    February 7, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  14. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    I've never seen such a delusional person.

    February 7, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  15. Lloy

    Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

    Dear Ms Bachmann, the only thing you've managed to do extraodinarily well is toast your credibility, again and again. You are now perfectly burnt toast in the trash bin of history. Say hi to Ms Palin.

    February 7, 2012 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  16. kman821

    Replace "Perfect Candidate" with Village Idiot and I whole-heartedly agree.

    February 7, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  17. jack

    Only in her "Alice in Wonderland" state of mind!

    February 7, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  18. Ivan

    What a disgusting creature this woman is! I hope her constituents deport her into oblivion come November!

    February 7, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  19. Lu

    Factually challenged is as factually challenged does.

    February 7, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  20. Romney is not My Hero

    Did God tell her that she was the perfect candidate? Just like he told her to run for office and she LOST. Go back home and play "pray away the gay" with your gay husband and leave the rest of us alone!

    February 7, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  21. shoegazer

    "The perfect candidate".....for a straight jacket maybe.Do the woman a favour,send her home after the next election.

    February 7, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  22. Pat

    There are many, many, many adjectives that could be used to describe her. 'perfect' would not be one of them.

    February 7, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  23. Vince

    YAY! She's back!!! Please please please go find your friend Palin and go on a coast to coast tour. Its lonely reading all these stories without hearing from the two of you from time to time. You both make me smile with what comes out of your mouths....please don't go away again!

    February 7, 2012 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  24. Bill

    This lady is a walking, talking, real life SNL skit

    February 7, 2012 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  25. Suzy

    A textbook case of delusion coupled with arrogance.

    February 7, 2012 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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