Bachmann relying on faith for 2012 decision
February 18th, 2011
12:11 PM ET
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Bachmann relying on faith for 2012 decision

(CNN) – She's making visits to all the crucial early-voting states, but Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won't run for president unless she feels a sense of "inner assurance."

Speaking to the Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody, the Minnesota Republican and tea party favorite says prayer and reflection will ultimately drive her decision-making process.

"I think it will be an inner assurance more than anything of what I am supposed to do," Bachmann said in the interview published Friday.

"We're strong people of faith. My husband and I gave our lives to the Lord when we were 16 years of age and so that's been a long time now," she continued. "We're both almost 55 years old and that has been the greatest help and source of stability for both of us to have that ability in prayer to look to the Lord for guidance and I can't say enough how important that's been to us to give us that rock of assurance on which path we should go."

Bachmann's comments came ahead of a trip Friday to South Carolina – one of the handful of early primary states that is often crucial in deciding who the party's nominee will be. She has also made trips to Iowa and will visit New Hampshire in March as she mulls a presidential bid.

"I think the voters in particular, in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada, they have a tremendous opportunity. But also, a sacred duty, if you will, because they will be choosing our next nominee and 2012 is a crucial window," Bachmann said. "Again, we have to get the policy right in 2012, or we could be looking at a vast sea of red ink. The United States of America now think of this. The greatest nation that has ever been known in the annals in history, we could become a Greece if we don't reverse course, quickly."

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soundoff (87 Responses)
  1. donkey party

    If you want a Theocracy, move to Iran.

    February 18, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  2. kayla

    well if you are a christian, then you should know when Jesus called people like you, "YE ARE OF YOUR FATHER, THE DEVIL"

    February 18, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  3. TJ

    God I hope she runs. I love when these loonies who have no shot in hell at becoming president (plain) talk about running for president. They always seem to be Republicans, nor that mind, but this woman is delusional.

    February 18, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  4. Pretzel Logic

    Michelle – Jesus told me he thinks you're an (expletive deleted). Believe that means he doesn't appreciate you spreading hatred, lies and vitriol and then claiming you "gave your life to the Lord".

    February 18, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  5. greyhackles

    Bachmann – like her hero Bailin' Failin' Palin – is proof positive that you just can't fix "stupid".

    And the Republican Candidate Clown Car keeps on rollin', rollin', rollin' along.

    February 18, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  6. Kimo

    If you put your ear up to her head you can hear the ocean.

    February 18, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  7. Big Talker

    How is faith going to get us out of the red??? The inner assurance lol...

    February 18, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  8. SuchPhail

    Cleptotheocracy incoming.

    February 18, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  9. Really

    Left wing posters are a joke. Your write how the right and republicans attack those that don't agee with them. You state that republicans are filled with hate. You write how Michelle has only been elected a couple of months and she is already campaigning. You write about the promises that Republicans gave during the last election cycle. Look in the mirror...
    I only see the hate from the left. If you do not agree with them then they attack you. Not your ideas but they try to smear your character, your faith, and your looks. Obama spent most of his time after he was elected, campaigning for President. Two years ago, the democrates campaigned on creating jobs and improving the economy. Why aren't you complaining about that. Where ever the democrates are not in power, they are the party of "No" and obstructionists. Hmmmmmm.

    February 18, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  10. DavidinNY

    She and the rest of the teabag bunch would be laughable if they weren't so dangerous. Personally she is suited more to MILF porn thasn elected office. She and palin and o'donnell all trade on what fat drug addled gasbag Rush limbaugh used to call the "arousal gap"

    February 18, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  11. RTB

    Is it Bachman's belief that petty name calling and nasty lies are the way of the Lord. Bachman apparently is not aware that Sweet Jesus was a liberal social worker with divine connections.

    February 18, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. NameGuest

    I guess prayer had nothing to do with 2008 eh? I thought Christian believed God is in control. Um nevermind. That's different eh? He's black. Surely their God wouldn't do that!

    February 18, 2011 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
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