Bachmann: A one-term president
April 11th, 2011
02:56 PM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann: A one-term president

Washington (CNN) – Michele Bachmann just may be a one-term president.

That's what the Minnesota Republican is pledging should she ultimately decide to run for president and win the White House, providing she can "turn things around" in that time frame.

"I'm a principled reformer, and my goal is to see the country turn around," Bachmann told the Des Moines Register in an interview published Monday. "I'm also committed to being a one-term president if that's what it takes in order to turn things around, because this is not about a personal ambition."

"It's about getting our financial house in order and to become respected again in the world on an international scale," she added.

Bachmann's comments come the same day she is in the Hawkeye State to deliver a speech to social conservatives in Pella.

On Monday, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will deliver speeches in Iowa, she to social conservatives in Pella and he to a Family Leader group in Sioux Center.

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soundoff (82 Responses)
  1. maf

    Michele, sorry, but you are not even going to be a "one second" president!!
    The GOP/Tea Party continues to speak as if the financial and international situations aren't turning around. Keep believing what you do!! America will leave you behind, which is maybe where you are headed anyway.

    April 11, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. Why dont you...

    Why don't you be a one term Congresswoman? That's a lot more realistic since you wont be elected president..

    April 11, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  3. ja

    not, she will not come close to being elected, president obama really pissed off the hate mongers in america by winning the election, even a contemporary kkk,(tea baggers)

    April 11, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  4. Sammy Dosa

    Think you don't have what it takes to serve 8 years before you are even in the race??? Lame.

    Wasn't think the exact message that McCain was supposed to deliver and pulled the plug on?

    April 11, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  5. fideauxdon

    That she would ever get elected to the Presidency is a fantasy that exesists only in her befuddled mind. It's right up there with Trump stating that he's Obama's worst nightmare, when he's really only any woman's worst nightmare. By the way, Donald; I bought a couple of your "Donald J. Trump Collection" ties in Marshall's yesterday for $7.98 each. I guess that they haven't sunk to Big Lots yet!

    April 11, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  6. KC

    One term is enough for her to ruin America.

    April 11, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  7. Frank

    Please nominate her, GOP right-wing faithful zealots. Please. She is both ignorant and stupid but cannot kepp her mouth shut. As an Obama supporter, she is the answer to my prayers.

    April 11, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    That picture reminds me of that volume of the Economist from a few years ago with Kim Jong Il on the cover waving at the crowd. Caption was "Greetings Earthlings." Fitting. This woman's version of what qualifies as reality and rational thought should be pretty much alien to anyone with a brain in their head and an even remotely reasonable grasp of the facts and historical record.

    April 11, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  9. Corey T.

    How about a zero-term President. That sounds more like it. Even if Bachmann were to win the Republican nomination (which is highly doubtful), she would never win in a general election. Because in a general election, you can count on Democrats and other sane (aka, mainstream moderates) people to vote against her.

    April 11, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  10. Brian

    Not to worry, Michelle. You'll only be a zero term President. You are just too looney for people that actually think for themselves and don't drink Tea Bagger kool aid for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    April 11, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  11. DIANA

    It's funny. Both times the Democrats offered up a woman as either President or Vice President, they were smart and had integrity. Look what the Republicans offer the country.

    The closest she'll ever come to the White House is if she's invited over by our President.

    April 11, 2011 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  12. Jon

    What an idiot. Why is being a one-term president supposed to be helpful?

    April 11, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. Crazy Harry

    I think she would make a much better zero term president.

    April 11, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  14. gg

    Bachmann is delusional.

    April 11, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Bachmann/terry,va. in 2012. Two women who can destroy the country. Bush and the republicans couldn't destroy us, but came close. These two can finish the job.

    April 11, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  16. TK

    You will be a no-term president....silly woman

    April 11, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  17. Video Guy

    Don't sweat it babe, you do not have a chance in hell. Maybe as a White House Chamber maid in charge of cleaning up after the First Dog.

    April 11, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  18. Diesel

    1 Term in any office is too long for you to get paid by U.S. Taxpayers $$$. All I heard from you is nonsense, and campaning since you been in office.
    What is it you would actually do to help us Real Americans???
    What is it that you actually done to Help anyone since you been in office ????
    Just like I thought.....take back our country to days of Bush ..............NO THANKS!

    April 11, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |

    Looney Bachmann will never be the President. Who cares what delusions and lies she spouts?

    April 11, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  20. jk from MN

    Michele's ego wouldn't give up a second term. This woman should not be seriously considered for high office – she's a Palin clone and is too devisive for America's needs. I do not understand the MN 6th district voters – I bet they arte feeling pretty ignored right now; I'm glad I do not live in it.

    April 11, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  21. Voice of Reason

    How about a NO-TERM president? Oh wait, she's already got that one locked in.

    April 11, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  22. KathyC in Minnesota

    Michele Bachmann WILL NOT even get the chance to be even that!!

    For a DO-NOTHING member of Congress, Bachmann, she has the nerve to state what she would do if elected. But then, Bachmann does not know the meaning of DOING anything but to further herself.

    April 11, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  23. Anonymous

    I can promise you there will be jobs avialable in this country if she wins becuase people will leave in droves.
    I know of poeple that are moving form state to state to save money on taxes, but it may require moving to another country to save our sanity if the luatics take over.

    April 11, 2011 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  24. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Michelle Bachmann still doesn't realize that it is she who must gain respect of "ALL AMERICANS". Furthermore, President Obama has regained America's respect around the World which was severly damaged by none other than George W. Bush, or did she already forget he was the Republican President. Go home Ms. Bachmann, there are 300 million+ people in the U.S. and the largest majority needed will never vote for you and yes, we are AMERICANS.

    April 11, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  25. yuri

    But Michelle, w/ due respect to your educational background as a tax lawyer, we have to keep reminding you of your frequent gaffes in history, that speaks about your jaw-dropping indifference towards facts. This carries a risk of contributing to incompetence, and thus, might reduce your actions to cinders. Lastly, you are not the president yet. So please do not count the eggs before they are hatched. Thanks.

    April 11, 2011 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
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