WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Michele Bachmann, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, says she thinks the race can accommodate both her and Sarah Palin.

Both women are favorites of the tea party movement. But Bachmann says she doesn’t compare herself to Palin — she compares herself to President Barack Obama.

Bachmann says there’s “enough room for a lot of contenders” to challenge Obama in 2012.

The Minnesota Republican says she considers Palin, the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential candidate, a “friend,” not a “competitor.” But she told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Tuesday that she has no problem running against a friend.

Bachmann spoke to ABC from New Hampshire, which holds the GOP’s first presidential primary next year. She is expected to announce her campaign decision in Iowa next month.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments (58)
  1. kieron says:

    What a colossal waste of money and energy, for any of these characters on either side of the aisle, and for the sheeple mesmerized by the circus. Anyone who knows anything, anyone who’s been trying to find out (w)hat (r)eally (h)appened, they know elections are rigged and the anointed one has already been selected by the big boyz. Stop playing the game.

    1. WHAT????? says:

      If they both run it will not be a waste of time and money like a lot of people are saying. I for 1 believe that this will be one of the best things that has ever happened to stand up comedy and parody shows. Get ready to laugh until your sides hurt after they go through the 1st debate these 2 have. Long live politics in the name of comedy!!!

  2. Howard Johnson says:

    It will take a women candidate Michelle Bachman) or a black male conservative (Herman Cain) to defeat Obama in the next election, because America is “stuck on black”. No white male has much of a chance, unless of course if Adolph Hitler or Karl Marx was running!

    1. Kelly Preiss Wilhelm says:

      You do not have alot of brain cells…….huh?

      1. Tom says:

        Howard Johnson

        Your basing your theory that the other 75% of country will lower their standards too even think about voting for Bachmann or Cain since both are loved by the Relgious Right and the Tea Party. That 75% of the country is not that nuts like the other 25% is.

  3. Robert says:

    Doesn’t Bachman do anything esle but NOT spend time in her home district? bachman is the true original abesentee politician. Heck she has a lousy reocrd.

    1. Tom says:


      Well lately she has been spending time to get that St. Croix Bridge built. Other than that no she hasn’t. But her followers still love her!

      1. Chico Escuela says:

        Queen laTEAffah asking for taxpayer-funded PORK ??

        that’s gonna go over well.

    2. Claire says:


      Boo Hoo Hoo……..What did Obama do during his campaign 3 years ago? How many votes did he chose to ignore and not show up for during his run for higher office? Actually his missed quite a few prior to running for Prez. This happens in all races, not just Republican.

      1. Paul says:

        Claire, we aren’t talking about the last year. For the last five years, Bachmann has accomplished nothing for the 6th congressional district. She keeps getting reelected on name recognition alone, but she hardly deserves it.

        1. Tom says:

          @ Paul

          It really doesn’t matter to followers what she does! The nuts will never abandon their queen nut!

  4. Talent Scout says:

    Jeff Daniels and Jim Carey in drag.

  5. Kelly says:

    The idea of Sarah or Michelle becoming president has me in stiches! LOL…..funny stuff!

    1. DJP says:

      I am with you there! I wonder how many people will head for Canada if that happens!!

  6. Kelly Preiss Wilhelm says:

    Its the Bush Economy Obama is trying to fix!

    1. Victim Du Jour says:

      Bush’s Average Unemployment Rate was only .5% higher than During Clinton.
      At least you could sell your home for more than it was worth when President Bush was in office.

      The Obama Economy is so bad, SNL is thinking about making a joke about Obama.

      1. Chico Escuela says:

        People selling their homes for more than they were worth WAS the problem !!

        Are you paying ANY attention ?

        1. Victim Du Jour says:

          That’s right, President Bush is on record requesting Congress to make regulations on Freddie and Fanny. Obama is on record in a Senate hearing playing it down and defending Freddie and Fanny.

          The Obama Economy is so bad, Bill Ayers has to make do with M-80’s.

          1. Chico Escuela says:

            Bush ?

            A REPUBLICAN ???

            asking FOR regulations ?!?!?!!?!?!?

            now i KNOW you’re full of baloney.

            1. Victim Du Jour says:

              President Bush’s 02 budget request is in the congressional Library, asking for regulations on Obamas ACORN Freddie and Fanny thing.

              You can watch Obama with Barny Frank defend Freddie and Fanny on YouTube. Sorry

              1. James says:

                Juat keep drinking the kool-aid cuz you really are a Victim.

              2. Good Ol Boy says:

                Again – Wrong article…

            2. me says:

              Say Chico, can you do anything for the Twins? They need some help right now.

          2. Julie says:

            Dems fail to check on their own talking points. History is not a concern and past mistakes are too hard to remember. They will say anything to get elected. This country is broke. We need a common sense leader, not a corrupt politician who has closed door meetings, funnels billions of unchecked funds, and has recorded lies under every catagory.
            Worst president ever!

            1. Good Ol Boy says:

              Don’t let the fact that you don’t know what you’re talking about stop you from babbling on and on anyway.

              What do these words even MEAN??

              “funnels billions of unchecked funds, and has recorded lies under every catagory.”

              It’s like you just threw a few random words out there and said “AHHAAAA!!”

        2. Mike says:

          Ah, no. The reason for the housing market crash was due to people buying out of their price range on stated income loans, which were APR based, and after 3 years they found they couldn’t pay for their mortgage. You can blame idiots that never should have purchased a house in the first place that far out of their budget, as well as the lenders not verifying income levels.

      2. Libby says:

        Lies And Statistics, What was unemployment in the last year of the Bush years. Perhaps you forget that unemployment was at 9% when Bush left office. So essentially Bush took it from a stable economy, maintained it then completely messed it up.

      3. Good Ol Boy says:

        Wrong article, chief. Pay attention.

    2. dan says:

      He has spent Trillions trying to spend his way out of it, only to make it worse. Next……………….

      1. Mae Johns says:

        WRONG. The deficit got larger when PRESIDENT Obama was elected because he put Bush’s illegal wars ON budget. Bush and Cheney kept the war numbers OFF budget so they could lie even more about how they messed up the economy. Next ………

  7. Chico Escuela says:

    bachmann mistakenly thought the first primary was in Massachusetts instead of New Hampshire.

    cant blame her tho, you know how cross-eyed people mix up adjacent things ALL the time.

  8. Victim du Jury says:

    yo Vic …… you remain fixated on blaming Obama for the issues of numerous former Presidents and members of both paties who stuck it to the taxpayer with the so beloved Pay It Forward mentality. If we willing to be remotely honest – something you seem to always struggle with …. lol ….. it is more a GOP belief that pay it forward was always good. I guess for instant gratification and business owners and stockholders it was. For the common folk who built and died for this country it’s not.
    Go read a book and get educated junior and then come back to play.

    1. Victim Du Jour says:

      Obama makes Bush look like a genius.

      1. common sense and the hell with the GOP fools says:

        poor Victim is all I can say. A pitiful attempt to play spin doctor that just slams the facts of his pathetic party of blunders and blamers. Pass on the troubles and ride high when you can. The Republican party of fools. 😉

  9. Chico Escuela says:

    On sale at the White House web site …….

    Palin/Bachmann-2012 bumper stickers !

    … along with T-shirts with Obama’s birth certificate (the long form) printed on them…. of course.

    1. Victim Du Jour says:

      “Obama = First 1/2 Black Jimmy Carter” T-shirts will be a hot item this year.

      1. Chico Escuela says:

        teabaggers will buy anything. Look how they flock to Palin rallies only to be teased and manipulated by the Qwitter from Twitter.

    2. me says:

      Do you have the bumper sticker –
      Palin/Bachmann 2012, The Boob Ticket?

  10. The Crux of the Biscuit says:

    Since neither of you will win the nomination, go ahead and run. Waste your time and other peoples money. Your a republican, your good at that……

  11. Le Moron says:

    The truth is nobody knows, I don’t like any of them.

  12. Murph says:

    We are not worried about the GOP race.It’s the human race we would have to worry about! What rock the GOP candidate crawls out from under doesn’t really matter! They are all a threat!

  13. Chico Escuela says:

    Even if Bachmann runs and is slaughtered in the GOP primaries, HER history books will state that she won a hard fought battle over the invading armies of the Roman Kingdom, led by Ghengis Khan.

    1. Daffy Duck MB says:

      and she was there washing the feet of her money Gods
      she truly is pathetic and actually makes Palin seem smart. almost impossible to do but she does lol

  14. James says:

    Bachmann has a mandate from God, so back off. She is the female Christ come to save America. She, with the help of affirmative action, will run against Jesus and win that seat in Heaven, just to the right of the Almighty,

    1. beyond dumb she is says:

      That she is…God’s special needs puppet….pull the string this a way, then that a way …..
      I’d actually feel sorry for her if she was walking down the street trying to find her way home. lol
      Palin’s grabbed her boatload of cash but evidently needs or smells more to be had.
      Bachmann will do the same but she needs her mug and more face time to make it happen. She’s dumb as a brick but give her credit – she never lets her low IQ and bumbling get her down.
      Rumor has it she’s still a virgin too ….. so that explains the God thing

  15. Wow says:

    That’s what she said.

  16. Iconoclast says:

    Nice one Wow! In all seriousness I can only hope that by failing spectacularly at a presidential run Bachman will finally go away for good. This delusional harpy adds nothing to anything. So long nut job!

  17. Good Ol Boy says:

    Any man who finds this woman attractive needs to hand over his heterosexual card immediately.

  18. soapboxgod says:

    Bachmann is a favorite of the incorporated Tea Party; the faction which is and has been infiltrated by the establishment GOP.

    Bachmann is NOT representative of the original intent of modern day Tea Party which was birthed following a 2007 Ron Paul money bomb.

    Bachmann separates herself from the latter crop by voting in favor of the establishment’s extension of the otherwise expiring provisions of the Patriot Act.

    A defender of the Constitution she is not.

    1. WHAT????? says:


      1. soapboxgod says:

        “And this fact of history was not lost on Paul’s supporters since they titled this fund raising effort “Tea Party ’07”.


  19. Pig pen wrestling says:

    I just want to see the 2 skanks go at it in a mud pit … may the best dummy win.
    Thing is I suspect MB would start eating the muck thinking she’s back on the farm,
    A MB side profile would also be truly disgusting one can assume …. kinda like perky vs droopy

  20. alan says:

    Perhaps Palin’s and her busses will occupy the same bit of space at the same instant of time during the campaign, obviating the need to ever hear them speak ever again.

  21. ivaopinion says:

    OMG..deliver us from Palenty and Bauchmann and Palin…Do some GOOD research on Pawlenty and Bauchmann…we in Minnesota say no, no, no

  22. MrB says:

    You go girl! From an old friend. SB

  23. Wow says:

    If the Tea Baggers actually win the nomination do you think the more left leaning republicans are going to jump ship come Nov 2012? I really wonder what happens in that scenario.

  24. Victim du Jury says:

    I love politics …… and the morons that go with the scam game

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