Bachmann draws new attention after GOP debate
June 15th, 2011
08:45 AM ET
10 years ago

Bachmann draws new attention after GOP debate

(CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's newly official presidential bid drew fresh eyes Tuesday after complimentary reviews of her performance in a face-off with her Republican rivals.

Several CNN analysts declared her one of the winners of the CNN-sponsored New Hampshire GOP debate Monday night, while House Speaker John Boehner said the third-term congresswoman "did a really good job last night."


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  1. John

    There Is no way Michele Bachmann could win.

    June 15, 2011 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  2. bassman

    Now that the Palin emails have proven that she was involved in the every day workings of governing Alaska. All the naratives that our media used. Palin is corrupt. Palin was not a good governor,Palin is stupid, have all been proven wrong. Our media has also been exposed as biased. The Palin haters in this comment section can now turn their hatred to Bachmann

    June 15, 2011 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  3. GI Joe

    She'll try for VP, folks. That's what this is all about.

    June 15, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  4. TB

    Before you consider voting for Michelle Bachmann, you might want to consider doing some research on her ties to psuedo-historian David Barton and the Seven Mountain Dominionist movement. Unless, of course, you are comfortable with the idea of America being turned into a religious theocratic state.

    June 15, 2011 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  5. Mikey

    This is the woman who said publicly that Congress should be investigated for un-American sentiments. If they do, perhaps they should start with Bachmann and her Tea Party friends.

    There’s enough material on tape to sink her candidacy. Come to think of it, where do I donate to help get this wacko the GOP nomination?

    Then again, there’s Romney, who violated elections law by voting in Massachusetts for two years after he moved to California. I guess when the GOP screams about voter fraud, they know very well of what they speak.

    June 15, 2011 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  6. FM

    I really do not get it with this woman who is not aware what it means by "climate change". How can the rest of the world understand her, leave alone taking her as a leader of the power nation on earth!

    June 15, 2011 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    More attention needs to be paid to the mistatements she made during the debate. When asked about troop withdrawals, I believe she said she would seek the advice of the Commander-In-Chief. On the subject of debt and the economy, she laid full blame for TARP on Obama. TARP was signed into law by Bush-43 in October of 2008. If Bachman wants to run for POTUS, then she can no longer get a free pass on false and inaccurate statements to the American people.

    June 15, 2011 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  8. s kel

    this women not only denies any real facts about climate change but will also renew a new mcarathy "house of unamerican activies" witch hunts in this country.

    June 15, 2011 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  9. Rick

    This poor woman thinks "Man" walked with the Dinasours???? Science has "PROVED" that man "Evolved" from Apes! I think for GopTea voters, "Its ok to climb down from the trees now,you can actually Walk Upright ! Try it, you,ll like it!! Michelle, you need to read some science books. There,s a ton of "Amazing Facts" in them! lol Dah?

    June 15, 2011 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  10. GI Joe

    Her family receives millions in farm subsidies. Guess that tells us how much SHE wants to cut the deficit. ha ha ha

    June 15, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  11. gt

    very nice looking woman with brains.... but not as president ... maybe a vp...

    June 15, 2011 09:53 am at 9:53 am |
  12. ABM

    She is not a viable candidate. What are her plans – in detail. All she is a a talking head. Nothing more.

    June 15, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  13. The Elephant In The Room

    Bachmann has a well documented history of either LYING to decieve -or- mental INCOMPETENCE. Take your pick.

    Americans won`t be fooled just because she crammed real hard for the exam. [the so-called "debate"] and sounded Less stupid than everyone expected.

    Her ignorance is dangerous and her shrill, bombastic rhetoric WILL NOT bring a team together to solve problems.

    She`s in the Business of Running for President; she is not pursuing the Presidency.

    June 15, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  14. ABM

    I would love to see her debate Hillary or Michelle Obama. They would wipe the floors with her.

    June 15, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  15. diridi

    she is not impressive at all......that's it...she sounded fake....

    June 15, 2011 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Bachman's biggest strike is that she has created the impression that she wishes to legislate morality. She, like Palin, wishes to impose her religously based morals upon everyone. Sorry, Michele. The founders of The Constitution seemed to expressly warn against and tried to prohibit doing exactly that. This country was founded by people who sought to escape the same type of theocratic society that she envisions for all of us. You cannot get anymore unconstitutional than that. No more Inquisitions.

    June 15, 2011 10:13 am at 10:13 am |