Bachmann's big upset prediction
November 22nd, 2011
11:41 AM ET
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Bachmann's big upset prediction

(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is banking on another victory in Iowa, and this one will be an upset.

In a Tuesday interview on CNN's "American Morning," Bachmann said 70% of voters are still undecided about who they'll support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination and the "flux" of the race could be a boon for her.

Programming note: GOP presidential candidates face off at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday, November 22, in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, D.C.

Bachmann scored a win at the critical Ames Straw poll in Iowa back in August and predicted Tuesday "there's going to be an upset on January 3rd in Iowa. We've worked very hard…we think we're going to be the winner in Iowa."

Winning the first GOP presidential nomination contest in the nation would be significant boost to Bachmann, who has fallen to the bottom of the pack in recent national polls.

In a Monday interview, Bachmann implied it was time "to let a woman speak," a reference to a recent debate controversy where she was asked fewer questions than some other candidates. A CNN poll released Monday placed her in sixth place with five percent support.

In the Tuesday appearance on CNN, the candidate emphasized the benefits of a Bachmann presidency in a pitch that could be aimed at women when she added, "It's time to have a mother in the White House. We never had that before-to have a mom in the White House-I think it's time." Five percent of women back Bachmann, according to the CNN poll.

Bachmann also touted her national security chops in the interview, stating she's "the only one involved in foreign affairs and national security" of the GOP candidate pack as a member of the House Intelligence Committee.

And saying she looks forward to the debate hosted by CNN, the Heritage Foundation, and AEI Tuesday night from Washington, D.C., Bachmann named the focus of the debate, national security, as her "favorite topic."

Also see:

Cain signs anti-abortion pledge

Cain, Paul crossed off for Iowa group's pres. endorsement

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Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann • TV-American Morning
soundoff (28 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    We never had that before-to have a mom in the White House-I think it's time."
    You know what else we never had in the White House before? A petting zoo in the Oval Office. I mean WTH is this woman talking about? The country doesn't need a mom, and if it did it wouldn't be your pill-popping, migraine incapacitated, eye-bulging, paranoid, xenophobic self!
    Where do they find these people?!

    November 22, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  2. unsub

    she is nuts!

    November 22, 2011 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  3. Expat American

    Someday, and perhaps someday soon – the President of the United States will be a woman.
    But in no way in Blue Hell will her name be Michelle Bachmann or Sarah Palin.
    Apart from Huntsman and Paul, who don’t stand much of a chance of winning the nomination – given the motley crew of degenerates populating the GOP stage at present time, it doesn’t look like there will be a Republican President either – for at least 4 years.
    GOP =Genocide Over Policy
    Obama/Biden 2012

    November 22, 2011 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
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