Michele Bachmann wants to be president [UPDATES]

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What could possibly go wrong?
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, the pride of Waterloo, wants to be president.

ABC News is out with a story today saying that she's soon going to huddle with GOP powerbrokers in the state of her birth about a potential White House run.

Not that she or her staff are admitting she covets Barack Obama's job.

Her spokesman, Andy Parrish, told ABC only that, "The congresswoman is excited about her first trip to Iowa this year."

But ABC is running with their "exclusive" anyway, citing the proverbial unnamed source with insider knowledge.

Maybe a presidential run is the next logical step for a two-and-a-bit term congresswoman who couldn't score a House leadership post. She says she "put that gavel in John Boehner's hands," and all she got was a committee assignment with an ironic title and the prospect of deathly boring hearings devoid of television coverage.

Or maybe it's just a publicity stunt. Bachmann's demonstrated that she knows how to ride the crazy train for headlines, and then rake in the campaign contributions that follow. As a result she's sitting on a mountain of cash left over from the 2010 election cycle that could start boosting her national visibility.

Update 1: Bachmann's D.C. office confirms to MinnPost she's interested in running.

"She's been looked to by the Tea Party movement as someone who's a leader," Sachtleben said. "The Tea Party movement sees her in a signification role of speaking up."

Update 2: The Washington Post tries to envision Bachmann in the Palin cosmology:

It's hard to see where Bachmann sees herself fitting into the GOP presidential field -- particularly if Sarah Palin runs. Bachmann and Palin inhabit largely the same political space -- female, unapologetic conservative, tea party favorite -- but Palin carries with her a much higher profile and would be hard to usurp for those voters.

It doesn't consider Sean Hannity's fantasy ticket: Palin-Bachmann in 2012.

Update 3: Jon Stewart looks into the future and sees a bottomless pit of source material for The Daily Show.

Along with Iowa Republican hobnobbing, she's slated to speak to an anti-tax group there as well. Here's the invite:

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An invitation to the party.

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Jesselamaack
Jesselamaack

I absolutely love my state and am fiercely loyal to it, but only Michelle Bachmann can make me humiliated that I live in the great state of Minnesota.

Derp
Derp

If this happens I'm heading Mexico or Canada

charlie3
charlie3

Bachmann is a Racist Murder She and Palin say KILL KILL KILL anybody that disagrees with their racist views they are Whores of the Devil

wow
wow

And in the end, she will run for...

...Senate.

Just wait and watch

Liam
Liam

president of what?

CJ
CJ

Shudder to think...not sure she is qualified for anything more than being a pundit who loves the sound of her own voice.

Dave
Dave

Bachmann/Palin 2012 !!! Yay. Let's jump ahead. The Secretary of State will be Christine McDonnell. Secretary of Education: Ann Coulter. Surgeon General: Dr. Laura. Attorney General: Bill O'Reilly. ... We gots lots to look forward to 'Merka

Foureyes
Foureyes

Yes, yes, oh my goodness please YES.

You know the metaphor related to how hard it is to look away from an imminent train wreck?

Yeah, THAT.

Tara Scott
Tara Scott

Judy, I'd love to see a list of rational, ethically sound reasons as to why you'd vote for her as president.

Judy
Judy

Having Michelle Bachman become president would be a wonderful event for this country. A fresh voice, a fresh position, someone who truly has their finger on the pulse of what this country needs ... she has my vote.

Annie
Annie

Good one--that's hilarious. Hahaha. Oh wait, you weren't kidding?!?

Idiocy isn't exactly a "fresh position". I'd start to list the many times she's humiliated her state with senseless comments but I'm pretty sure CP limits the number of characters in my reply at 5000 and I would have only gotten started.

stonekat
stonekat

Yes, we need fresh ideas from a narcissist who prances in church in a tight pink suit panting she's "hot for Jesus." (Yes, there is video.) Bachmann believes she is getting rich from selling her votes to lobbyists because God favors her and people who are poor or sick are in God's disfavor. Nothing wrong with that, huh?

ThisGuy
ThisGuy

It's only a -slightly- better idea than Pawlenty running for president.

vitajex
vitajex

This is very good news.

I've looked at the 2011-2012 network broadcast schedule and there is a dire shortage of situational comedy...

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