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Bachmann’s claim: ‘I’m a real person’

By MIKE GLOVER - Associated Press
August 11, 2011

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks during a campaign stop at the Competitive Edge plant in Clive, Iowa, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she’s “lived a real life” and isn’t a politician.

“I didn’t go to Washington to be a politician,” the Minnesota congresswoman said Wednesday. “I’m not a politician. I’m a real person who believes in America and job growth and job creation.”

Although she was elected to Congress in 2006, Bachmann cast herself as an outsider at a time when voters across the country are angry at Washington and looking to punish anyone connected to it.

She made the comment after touring a business when one worker asked her how she could distinguish herself from the other candidates. She pointed to what she called her track record of carrying out her promises, as well as her modest upbringing that she said connected her with working people.

“I’ve lived a real life,” said Bachmann, arguing that that gives her the necessary experience to withstand the pressures of the White House.

“As president of the United States, I’m not going there because I’m interested in making me somebody. I think I’m somebody already,” Bachmann said. “I don’t need to be president. I’m doing this because I so love this country.”

“I want people to know that I understand the problems they’re facing. I get that,” Bachmann added. “I also understand the solutions we need. What’s really been missing in Washington is somebody who has the political will to do what has to be done.”

Bachmann said her record shows she can fill that role.

5 Responses to Bachmann’s claim: ‘I’m a real person’

  1. bmclellan

    August 11, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Congratulations all you little people, you have been upgraded to feckless zealot status.
    Oh, the humanity…

  2. Sandune

    August 11, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Bryan. I like Bachmann basically because she is open and honest with her agenda for the promotion of the Evangelical Fundamental desire to return to a Christian nation. She believes that America was founded by Evangelicals and even had a full spin when writing the Constitution that the American people would support a White Christian Nation forever. My family believed this and it drove them into full support for the GOP.

    The Tea Party is financed by Evangelicals and our nation is at a loss of leadership to be very vulnerable to join in with this revolution of thought.

    From 1993, I have been posting on easily a dozen forums who were formed for the sole purpose of Evangelical promotion. CHB spent a couple of years fighting against and/or for social issues and many worked on the impeachment of Clinton. They had no idea why Clinton should go except he was not a Republican.

    Today the RNC backs any and all candidates who are of the Evangelical Fundamental positions. CHB saw a major return to rational discussions when Doug returned as our chief. Our Social Conservatives moved onto a Conservative forum that can make many a tad sick unless a part of the movement.

    I do not believe Bachmann is as militant as Gov. Rick Perry. Gov. Romney will run the nation under the ideals of Monson who is the Prophet in Salt Lake City. There will be no abortions, gay marriages and even birth control will be questioned.

    As an independent I can (to quote Hos) dress right or left and at this point my vote will be against any Republican running for any office unless a candidate can stand up against the Evangelical Fundamental mess that currently has the control.

  3. bmclellan

    August 11, 2011 at 9:48 am

    I’ll say one thing for her Sandra, she doesn’t spin too well like the other holy men.
    She’s more like a boiling mud pit with zany ideas and ideals bubbling to the surface,
    ever waiting for that elusive piece of straw to pass by so she can make up a brick of crap to throw at the commoners..

  4. Sandune

    August 11, 2011 at 10:42 am

    What a marvellous description Bryan….I certainly cannot top that!

  5. woody188

    August 11, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    I’m glad she understands the solutions we need, but I wonder why she never actually mentions them?

    Empty promises from a bubble head?