Michele Bachmann: "God, I'm a loser"

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Bachmann lost confidence and beat herself up as her presidential campaign crumbled, a new book reports.
As we told you about earlier today, a new book by journalists Mark Halperin and John Heilemann -- Double Down: Game Change 2012 -- contains some discussion of Michele Bachmann's meteoric rise and fall during her presidential campaign.

SEE ALSO: Michele Bachmann is so full of baloney, the Associated Press gave up on fact-checking her

One discussion point is Bachmann's bizarre, irrational fear of Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Another is how she handled her humbling sixth-place finish in the Iowa caucus -- a disappointing result that prompted her to end her campaign the next day.

Here's an excerpt from the book discussing what the scene was like in Bachmann's campaign bus as the extent of how badly she was thumped during the caucuses became clear (via the Huffington Post -- emphasis ours):
Sitting in her campaign bus, in the same seat where she cried with joy in August [after winning the Ames straw poll], she now sobbed over her drubbing. "God, I'm a loser," Bachmann said. "God, I turn people off." With two debates ahead in New Hampshire, some of her advisers thought she should consider staying in the race. Bachmann wanted no part of it. Let's draft a withdrawal speech for tomorrow, she said.
So for once, Michele said something that won't be rated "Pants on Fire!" by fact-checkers.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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TheWordsmith
TheWordsmith

Wish I could have been there to console her...   I would have pointed-out that most of the country thought she was a much bigger loser than the tiny fraction that would vote in a GOP primary, to begin with...

McShyster
McShyster

All Repuglykan Teabaggers are LOSERS!

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith

Donna, you are so full of hate and venom. What happened in your life? There is help available.

Donna Truax LaPorte
Donna Truax LaPorte

Far from the flaming hatred and bigotry of the right.... Think of the idiots on FOX! OOh, and Rand Paul and Ted Cruz and....

Donna Truax LaPorte
Donna Truax LaPorte

AS a native Minnesotan (now living in WI), I consider her an embarrassment!

Brenda Leis
Brenda Leis

Maybe they are reacting to all the hate that has come from Bachmann over the years

Padre Pienbique
Padre Pienbique

There's no punchline like Bachmann my friend. City Pages doesn't have to do a thing: She writes it better than they possibly could.

Togba Norris
Togba Norris

Nope. I don't! That's what she gets for spreading hate and lies.

Laura Buske
Laura Buske

Finally, an actual fact came out of her mouth!

Adam Epps
Adam Epps

If she really said that then that's the only honest thing I've ever heard about her having said. Well, sometimes introspective thinking is difficult. Well done, finally.

Ezra Bennett
Ezra Bennett

Shall we call her a waaaaaaaaahmbulance?

Jeremy Dowd
Jeremy Dowd

If course I feel sorry for her. I pity every mentally ill person who isn't getting the treatment they badly need. :-)

Adam Mikelson
Adam Mikelson

She's actually right for once. She is a loser.

Stefanie Megan Brown
Stefanie Megan Brown

Being "uncomprimising' is actually a shitty trait to have. So is being a judgemental bitch. #byefelicia

Kevin Green
Kevin Green

Turn of Fox tv it is rotting your mind.

Stephanie Ybarra-benitez
Stephanie Ybarra-benitez

Feel sorry for her? Feel sorry for the people of Minnesota who have to have our great state forever be linked in history with this pathological liar!

Bill Bachman
Bill Bachman

The US ended up with Barry Soetoro, 'We The People' lost in 2012. Same high unemployment, same high deficits, same terrible housing market, lies about obamacare, people losing their heathcare, Benghazi...and CP can't go 1 week without slamming Michele Bachmann. Hope & Change!

Andrew Harris
Andrew Harris

This is predicated on breaking elections laws and cheap political opportunism. Don't play dirty, don't feel dirty.

Patrick J. Cotton
Patrick J. Cotton

Whatever will they do without Rep. Bachmann? Their two minutes hate will no doubt find another target.

Dane Aura
Dane Aura

City Pages has become such a joke.....

Allisen Waage
Allisen Waage

Oh don't worry Michele, Jesus still loves you... lol

Stephen Biondo
Stephen Biondo

The first part of recovery, is admitting you have a problem, Shelly.

Christopher Smith
Christopher Smith

The only hate I've seen comes from the left attacking her. Liberals are the most brutal, racist, closed minded people I have ever come across in my life. Too bad more of them do not renounce their citizenships.

yoopie93
yoopie93

@Christopher Smith   Winner--for most ridiculous comment of the hour!  Look for your "Participant" ribbon in the mail sometime soon.  You can put it with all the others you own.

Southsider
Southsider

@Christopher Smith “People think that a liar gains a victory over his victim. What I’ve learned is that a lie is an act of self-abdication, because one surrenders one’s reality to the person to whom one lies, making that person one’s master, condemning oneself from then on to faking the sort of reality that person’s view requires to be faked…The man who lies to the world, is the world’s slave from then on…There are no white lies, there is only the blackest of destruction, and a white lie is the blackest of all.”

― Ayn RandAtlas Shrugged

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