Bachmann to New Hampshire 'soon'
February 11th, 2011
12:42 PM ET
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Bachmann to New Hampshire 'soon'

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann told CNN Friday she will visit the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire "soon" as she explores the possibility of a 2012 presidential bid.

Bachmann spoke only briefly as she walked through the Conservative Political Action Conference with her aides, and offered no further details on the trip. The conference is an annual gathering of conservative activists and is an early testing ground for potential GOP presidential candidates.

Moments earlier, Bachmann had posed for photographs with a New Hampshire Tea Party activist and radio host with a sign bearing the state's motto "Live Free Or Die." Bachmann called it her favorite state slogan.

The conservative firebrand has already visited Iowa and she is slated to make two stops in South Carolina on Feb. 19.

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • New Hampshire
soundoff (70 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    I can't help but noticing that Bachmann is wearing a lot heavier makeup these days and has dyed her hair. Gotta get that Republican Barbie look down pat!

    February 11, 2011 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  2. LostInOhio

    I do not know Minnesota Representative Michelle Bachmann. Throw her in the mix. The hijacked Repulican Party is more fun watching than Oprah. No wait! We need Oprah

    February 11, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  3. Michael

    I hope she and palin both make a run for the White House. That could set the stage for a real Democrat to challenge Obama. There is no way I would vote for bachman or palin, but I can't vote for Obama again either. He turned his back on his base and spent his time in office catering to the same corporations and wealthy Americans that bush called his "base." If the public gets a chance to see just how wacky the republcan party has become, they might vote for a Democratic candidate to replace Obama.
    I know...........its not possible, but bachmans monumental stupidity and Obama's failure to address the needs of working class Americans is bound to inspire a real Democrat to come forward.

    February 11, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  4. ThinkAgain

    Robb: You think that President Obama isn't centrist? Supporting our troops, signing a law that allows folks to pack concealed weapons in our national parks, cutting taxes on 95% of Americans, extending the Bush tax cuts (I wish he hadn't done that), negotiating the renewal of the START treaty first signed under Reagan, signing health care reform that will benefit the average American?

    He's very centrist and very pragmatic. To think otherwise indicates you get far too much of your (mis)information from FOX and its lackeys ...

    February 11, 2011 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  5. Voice of Reason

    Please Please PLEASE PLEASE PUH-HUH-HUHLEEEZE Run Michelle Run!!! I used to think that Palin was the very pinnacle of entertainment in the political circus – but Oh WOW would you be way more entertaining. All the self-centeredness of Sarah, only WAY more delusional! AWESOME! Cant wait.

    February 11, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  6. Jay in Illinois

    I want attention. Or I'm really, really, really, stupid.

    Is somebody looking for a gig on Fixed "News"?

    Looks like a Palin wannabe. Palin is better looking though.

    February 11, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  7. NoBaggersHere

    This is like some futuristic Sci-Fi thriller movie of the past where we all say during the movie "Oh man look at the 2 stupid, pyscho-evil, tea bagging women who actually are running for President of these United States and how many brain dead people are supporting them"....

    That just couldn't real life....could it?

    February 11, 2011 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  8. TyroneHogglegg

    She is scary looking here....Like she wants to find a small child to eat.

    February 11, 2011 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  9. rta

    does she ever work? what about trying to get america back to work, or is she too busy planting the hate of the tea party?

    February 11, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  10. Mthompson

    I wonder who is flipping the bill for all of her traveling?

    February 11, 2011 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Karen

    New Hampshire will see right through her. SC will probably embrace her though.

    February 11, 2011 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  12. sammieb51

    This woman has a problem with her eyes and finding a camera and looking into it. Maybe they shoudl start clicking their fingers and whistling so she knows where to look .....

    February 11, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  13. gina mesic

    Please move to Alaska!

    February 11, 2011 01:37 pm at 1:37 pm |
  14. MiddleOfTheRoad

    There will always be people like Bachmann and Palin. I'm concerned for those who actually support the two biggest national embarrassments.

    February 11, 2011 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  15. ramtruck2500

    Shes blowin in just like the frigid winds from the plains. And what an air bag nut case we have here!

    February 11, 2011 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  16. Colleen

    Is this a joke?

    February 11, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  17. they call me "tater salad"

    Speaking as a resident of New Hampshire, you could count on one hand how many people are looking forward to her "visit" and still have enough fingers left to scratch your ass with!........Don't waste your time wacko, you're just another nobody (like Palin) whose going nowhere fast!

    February 11, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  18. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Bachmann like Palin don't understand the ramifications behind divisive politics which they both practice; you can get the ear of a few people but that few isn't enough to get you in the WH and it's too late in the game to turn it around, people don't forget. Once you sprew hate, lies and pure ignorance it always comes back to haunt and I've never heard these two of kind apologize for anything they've said in fact they continue on the same path talking to the same few people. Rush, Beck and others aren't running for President but they sure can ruin others chances.

    February 11, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  19. carlos

    the poor man s palin........well said Ms.Mc failure of a are those farm subsidies working for you ms.evil?......

    February 11, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  20. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    She wouldn't win the election if she was nominated. First, she is still in the House, and there hasn't been a member of the House that has been elected president in quite some time; mostly governors and senators if they weren't VPs before that. The second thing is that she might be a bit too conservative (and kooky?) for the majority of the country.

    February 11, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  21. A. Goodwin

    Ewwww...she's coming to my state? We'll need plenty of hand and mind sanitizer for when she arrives. She could not possibly win my state – no way! Too many independents who actually have a brain, and probably know the Constitution better than she does.

    February 11, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  22. The Bodacious

    Michelle Bachman is the devil incarnate. Do not trust this woman. She has no idea what she is doing and has no stance on anything.

    February 11, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  23. Vet in TX

    All Tea Partiers, please be just as skeptical, and analitical of the people YOU are choosing to elect, as you have been toward the people THE MAJORITY has elected. When the other 41% of actual voters show up and vote and it's not in your favor......THE PEOPLE have spoken! Look at what they have done so far in this quarter and be honest with yourself, they are on 2 weeks and off a week, flying around the country on OUR dime (just as you criticized Obama about), they haven't lowered your taxes one cent (the lame duck did that in December), they haven't protected any of your freedoms, they haven't and won't be able to come up with $100 billion in cuts. Hold their feet to the fire, and remember THEY WORK FOR US! You can dislike the laws and reforms passed this last 2 years, but at least they earned their $174k salaries, this group is spending your taxes campaigning while spending your contributions, without doing anything WHATSOEVER for their employers, US! Start actually listening to what they are doing instead of what they are saying, because the time to motivate you has already passed. You went out to vote in droves, yelling about a Kenyan, socialist, faciast, communist, etc. who doesn't look like you, and doesn't have your values. Be careful in who you choose, because just 6 years ago, their actions didn't represent your values and they looked exactly like you. The people who you're listening to for knowledge about "what their going to do, what their trying to do"........aren't doing this for patriotism, they are doing it for self preservation. It's OK to be on your side with your beliefs, but think back in your mind from January and all the things that they said, then look them up for yourselves and utilize alot more scrutiny on the people you choose. In a democracy, there is compromise, in a dictatorship, their isn't! Watch your latest elected member and see how they fold.....hold them accountable and you'll notice your list of potentials will be extremely small and extremely radical which never wins anything, just takes all of your hard earned dollars, and makes you feel used!

    February 11, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  24. What's my name today

    Obama continues to violate a Federal judge ruling on the health care bill. Blatantly unconstitutional law that probably every Democrat voted for. Yet, the leftist stand behind their operatives and make rude comments toward Bachmann, Palin, and their most despised collective, the tea party. You all are so smart, yet you put a community organizer in office for on the job training. Bachmann or Palin could easily do as well as Obama.

    February 11, 2011 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  25. tsb610

    I am continually stunned and saddened that obviously unqualified people like Michelle Bachman get elected to public office. But, like Robb, I welcome her candidacy for President. The added exposure will further reveal her stupidity and expose the shallow and baseless positions that she and Sarah Palin.

    February 11, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
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