Bachmann names V.P. picks
December 1st, 2011
07:47 AM ET
10 years ago

Bachmann names V.P. picks

(CNN) - She may not be topping polls as a Republican presidential candidate, but Rep. Michele Bachmann has already put some thought into who she might select as her running mate or appoint to her cabinet.

Bachmann threw out a few names Wednesday when asked who her potential vice-president would be, including fellow candidate Rick Santorum, businessman and reality television host Donald Trump, and influential GOP senators Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida.

The congresswoman from Minnesota also floated Santorum as a potential attorney general, saying his legal acumen was top notch.

"I think that Rick Santorum is a wonderful man personally, but also, I think that he's very gifted when it comes to the area of legal issues," Bachmann said on the Fox News program "On the Record w/ Greta van Susteren."

"I think I could see him as an attorney general. I think he'd do a great job. I haven't talked to Rick about that, but I think he'd be wonderful, or another cabinet position."

Bachmann also said Santorum would be on her list of potential running mates, should she win the Republican presidential nomination. Other names on her list?

"We've got a lot of wonderful candidates who would fit that bill," Bachmann said. "Easily comes to mind I think would be Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. Marco Rubio of Florida certainly would be in that category. There's a lot of great people out there. And Donald Trump is someone that I think a lot of people would be intrigued with, too."

Bachmann has met with Trump four times during her campaign, last meeting with the mogul in mid-November at the Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Donald Trump • Michele Bachmann • Rick Santorum
soundoff (461 Responses)
  1. Gemini Girl

    To AlaskaPalin, I hope you were just being sarcastic!

    To Pastramiman, I agree she is OFF kilter and she should be ON meds!! LOL

    What a sad, sad, group of candidates. Calling them clowns is the nicest thing you can say about them!

    December 1, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  2. Lulz

    What a joke.

    December 1, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  3. ab

    i like her

    December 1, 2011 07:27 pm at 7:27 pm |
  4. Grampa

    Wow! And I didn't think she even HAD a sense of humor.

    December 1, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  5. Clwyd

    I've said iit for years that this woman is crazy! Why would she consider a man who has gone bankrupt so many times to be her VP? they would both bankrupt America!

    December 1, 2011 07:32 pm at 7:32 pm |
  6. johnborg

    It would be one thing if Gingrich or Romney were talking this kind of language, but Rep. Bachmann? You're so low in the polls, you should be worrying more about other things. Yet, you might be trying to trick some people into liking you by throwing out some favorable names.

    December 1, 2011 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  7. nauticalman

    Well, whomever she picks, it will be a dream ticket for sure. For President Obama...

    December 1, 2011 08:13 pm at 8:13 pm |
  8. Sighko Sis

    Bristol Palin would be a real breath of fresh air as Bachmann's VP.

    December 1, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  9. The Veteran

    Obama/Clinton 2012!!!!

    December 1, 2011 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  10. Drew

    When I saw the headline "Bachmann/Trump 2012," I wondered if I was accidently reading the onion

    December 1, 2011 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  11. nine

    You don't get elected with 6% of the vote.

    December 2, 2011 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
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