Bachmann: Democrats Are ‘Terribly Afraid Of A Michele Bachmann Candidacy’


Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has a message for the Democrats: They are afraid of her running for president, and the possibility that she could pick up votes from women.

As the Associated Press reports, Bachmann toured New Hampshire on Tuesday, and appeared with the local radio WXKL-FM “Road to the White House” interview series, at a bar across the street from the statehouse. And during the interview, she criticized DNC chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz for calling Republican policies “anti-women.”

“They’re terribly afraid of a Michele Bachmann candidacy for president of the United States,” said Bachmann. “Democrats see themselves with group politics quite often, they’ll see that they think they should own certain minorities or ethnicities or that they should own women. That’s not true.”Instead, Bachmann asserted that women are paying attention to economic issues, such as the rising gas and grocery prices.

“Women are not inclined to go necessarily toward the liberal policies of Barack Obama. If they see a common-sense conservative like myself making the case for pro-growth politics, that threatens the Democrats, so they want to attack,” she said.