Ready for Michele: Bachmann Won’t Rule Out Another Run for President

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DES MOINES, Iowa–Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann can say she has done something no other woman has ever done: she won the Republican Party of Iowa’s Straw Poll. Bachmann, who is retiring from congress, hasn’t said she will run for president again in 2016. But she wouldn’t rule it out, according to a story from the Associated Press. 

“I occupy a very unique space,” Bachmann told the Associated Press. “I am the only woman who has been in presidential debates on the Republican ticket.”

Bachmann, an Iowa native, tried to use her home state roots during her run for president in 2012. Winning the straw poll in August in Ames made her the first woman to accomplish that. But that victory offered just a fleeting moment of fame, as her campaign got lost among higher-profile efforts of Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and others.

Bachmann’s misstatements helped doom her campaign. She claimed Perry’s decision to have Texas sixth-grade girls get the HPV shot to ward of sexually-transmitted diseases could cause mental retardation. That claim got her widely mocked.

Bachmann is particularly close to fellow social conservative, Iowa Congressman Steve King. The two recently went to the Texas-Mexico border to address continued concerns of undocumented immigrants coming into the U.S. Despite that closeness, King declined to endorse his good friend in her 2012 campaign, instead choosing to remain neutral.

Bachmann finished a distant sixth in the caucuses and dropped her presidential campaign the next morning.

Here’s her victory speech at the straw poll. 

 

11 comments

  • Ashley

    I am going to donate my lifes’ savings to her campaign so the republicans will nominate this psycho and Hillary can have an easy ride to the white house

    • Right Wing Patriot

      You call Michelle psycho? How about Hillary? Like when she said ‘Corporations/businesses don’t create jobs” and when she said the other day “We need to understand and show empathy towards our enemies”. If that isn’t disconnecetd with reality I don’t know what is. Sheeesh.

      • Ashley

        She claimed Perry’s decision to have Texas sixth-grade girls get the HPV shot to ward of sexually-transmitted diseases could cause mental retardation.

        In case you missed it

  • Joe

    Bachmann is one of the biggest dummies to ever darken the doors of Congress. The mere fact that this megalomaniac thinks that she has what it takes to be President proves she’s batcrap crazy.

  • it'snotme

    ever notice that female GOP’ers are just more attractive than the dem HAGS….hilliary…pelosi…boxer…and that wasserman-shultz……..

    • John Smith

      No, that pass-time is for you up-tighty righty whiteys. Normal folks listen to what politicians have to say.

      And, in this case, that’s not much.

  • John Smith

    What, did Dave Price take a bread for the Ben Carson campaign for a couple of minutes?

    Maybe he’ll take over for Mr. Sorenson…

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