Michele Bachmann: "I was the perfect candidate"

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Bachmann was so perfect that she apparently can't fathom endorsing another GOPer.
Michele Bachmann's once-promising bid for the GOP presidential nomination may have gone up in a ball of flames, but Our Favorite Congresswoman apparently doesn't believe she's at all responsible for the meltdown. In fact, she's perfect.

Over the weekend, Bachmann appeared on Bloomberg Television's "Political Capital with Al Hunt." Hunt grilled her, to no avail, about which of the remaining GOPers she will endorse for the presidency.

But the interesting part of the interview occurred when Hunt asked her "Who is the more conservative of these four candidates left?"

"I was. I was the perfect candidate," Bachmann said.

While that isn't even a response to Hunt's question, the notion that Bachmann was "the perfect candidate" is so absurd that it might serve as the best evidence yet that she's simply not sane.

She made handfuls of gaffes during her ill-fated presidential run. A Washington Post piece from last November runs down just a few of the most famous ones:
Bachmann repeatedly, incorrectly said that the Revolutionary War began in New Hampshire rather than Massachusetts. She praised Waterloo, Iowa as the birthplace of John Wayne -- it was actually John Wayne Gacy, the serial killer. She wished Elvis a happy birthday on the anniversary of his death. She claimed, with no evidence, that the HPV vaccine can cause autism.
Just in case you're thinking we've taken her quote out of context to beat a dead horse, know that Bachmann actually reiterated that she was the perfect candidate. In response to Bachmann's self-aggrandizing non-answer, Hunt followed up with "Who's the second most conservative?"

"America had their chance with the perfect candidate," Bachmann said. "But any of our candidates are going to be acceptable to the American people."

So we had our chance, but presumably weren't prepared for Bachmann's perfection. Perhaps America will come around by 2016 -- if Michele doesn't lose her Congressional seat first.

See also:
-- Michele Bachmann running for reelection
-- New poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty unpopular with Minnesotans
-- Bachmann may face tough reelection battle


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Sam. I am.
Sam. I am.

Michelle Bachmann: A bit dizzy?  Yes.  However, she is still a productive, tax-paying member of society.  Unlike the OWS people who are lazy, liberal thugs, who do nothing but annoy other people and somehow think that they are "owed" something.  They are pissed off because they think smoking dope all day long and getting a 4-year degree in Art History or Music Theory should somehow land them a $100K job.  Sorry, doesn't work that way.

OWS people are scum.  Not too bright.  AND they voted for Obama.     

Mesears12
Mesears12

Just read the article about Michele Bachmann's Home District "School of Hate" in the Rolling Stones. These people give Christianity a bad name they are right in there with the Talibon. In the name of their so called God they live in hate and bigotry. My God LOVES all especially these poor kids. My heart breaks for them. Stand strong Kids you are loved and deserve compensation for your pain and suffering.

Nobodyishome
Nobodyishome

WOW, she totally is not in touch with reality.if you want to become president you need to be that cocky. but after you lost you should shut your mouth. if you're the pervert canidate you woulda been the nominee.

Bob Alberti
Bob Alberti

Bachmann WAS the perfect Republican candidate - ignorant, bigoted, pretty, and stupid. Like Reagan with tits.

David Banks
David Banks

Aaron:

Let's not forget in 2008, when Obama was campaigning, he said, 

"It is wonderful to be back in Oregon," Obama said. "Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. Alaska and Hawaii, I was not allowed to go to even though I really wanted to visit, but my staff would not justify it." 

I never realized that we had 57 states and since when did Alaska annex Hawaii?

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

I was going to vote for Obama again anyway, but I'll smile a bit wider when I do it knowing that it will piss you off.

Zorromcgee
Zorromcgee

Productive? What has she produced? She has never held a private sector job and has done nothing in her current tax-payer funded government job. So please explain to me just what has she produced?

Lothar
Lothar

I'm productive, pay taxes, am liberal, admittedly annoy other people now and then, don't smoke dope any more (huge fear of seven Big Macs at 2:00 a.m.), have a degree, make money, and the only thing I feel is owed me is that stupid asses like you not write ignorant drivel like you just did.  A little too "thuggy" for ya? Oh well.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

Four years and Joe Biden as VP and that's still the best gaffe that you've got? Really?

Mike
Mike

What a tired bit. Classic deflection, too. Par for the course in PubbyLand, I suppose.

Drewl
Drewl

What does that have to do with anything? A minor verbal slip-up in 2008 by the potus doesn't quite compare with this madwoman's delusions that she was/still is the perfect candidate for the GOP. You can't just say, "Hey, before you poke fun at her for being certifiably insane, remember that the now-elected president fumbled his words once four years ago." So what? That doesn't make Michelle Bachmann any less of a lunatic.   

Sam. I am.
Sam. I am.

Well, if you are productive, pay taxes, don't smoke dope, and make money....then you are obviously a Republican.

Lothar
Lothar

... whoops. Voted for Obama, too. Gonna do it again. Just to tick you off.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

If I'm such a lunatic why did God tell me I should run for President?   Check and mate asshole. 

Sieragriffin
Sieragriffin

Considering you didn't even spell your first name right I highly doubt that you Batsh!t.

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