Representative Michele Bachmann appeared on Meet the Press on Sunday to discuss the 2012 race and her continued fight for the nomination.

Here is Bachmann’s entire interview with David Gregory:

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Minnesota Representative Michele Bachmann said Sunday that the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State is a matter for the state, not Congress, to deal with.

“This is a state matter, it needs to stay at a state level,” Bachmann said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.’’

Bachmann said that as a parent, her response to the arrest of the college football team’s former assistant coach for sexual abuse of children and the firing of the head coach and college president, would be forceful. “If that was my child, my automatic reaction would be even though I’m a small woman, I want to find that guy and beat him to a pulp,” Bachmann said.

The Republican presidential candidate said the investigation should remain in Pennsylvania, the jurisdiction where the incident occurred.

As Bachmann remains in the single digits in national polls, she has tried to portray herself as the consistent conservative in the presidential race. She made that point on “Meet the Press,’’ attacking GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney for his lack of consistency – and for the health care plan he signed as governor of Massachusetts, which requires individuals to buy health insurance.

Bachmann has been plateaued in the polls for a couple months now and is looking like an increasingly outside shot to win the nomination. Despite popularity with GOP voters, Bachmann hasn’t been able to recover from her drop in the polls since late July.


  1. I still don’t understand why Ms. Bachman is doing badly in the polls. Every time I see her speak she sounds better and better. She seems to understand all the issues very well and is extremely well spoken and eloquent. She also comes across as being much more genuine than some of the other candidates. I hope she wins.

    • I agree with you, Jeff. I still like her and appreciate that she tells it like it is, leaving herself open for criticism by some people, especially those that do not understand her perspective. But she KEEPS telling it like it is. I trust her.

      • wow, obviously you don’t understand the words that come out of her mouth. It’s sad that my 7 year old niece catches michele in her lies and you can’t.

  2. You can’t be serious. She just said that she believes that the citizens of a county we invaded should repay us for the cost of invading their country, and pay the families of our soldiers that lost their lives there. She shows a greater lack of understanding foreign and domestic policy as well as general human decency every time she appears in public.

  3. lmao, if you think she sounds good you haven’t been listening to her. She makes up things as she goes, gives false statements and is really batsh.t crazy. She is even dumber than Palin. But she is entertaining. Always fun to watch, never know what crap is going to fall out of her mouth

  4. I am currently watching Michele Bachman on MTP. Who did her eye makeup???? She looks like a racoon. I can’t really focus on her rhetortic because her makeup os so distracting!! UGH!!

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