Bachmann Claims She Received "Calling" from God to Run in 2012

 Oh, Jesus. Ha. Michele Bachmann told Iowa Public Television about the "higher calling" drawing her to run for President in 2012. Via Talking Points Memo

Henderson: You recently referenced your Christian faith. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, when he announced he would not run, said that he just didn't feel called to do that. Have you had that sort of calling to run for president?

Bachmann: Well, every decision that I make I pray about as does my husband and I can tell you, yes, I've had that calling and that tugging on my heart that this is the right thing to do and because it's such a momentous decision, not only for myself, my husband and our 28 children, it is a momentous decision what ideas will I bring to bear? What are the resources that I have to marshal in terms of people, assets, the message and also the finances, the amount of time this will take, what this will mean for the nation. Am I the right person for the job? Every decision and every endeavor my husband and I have made we think it through, we're not rash people. We make a plan because we want to succeed, we don't want to fail and so we've been very deliberative in this process and that's why we're now coming to the culmination and next month, as I announced last night, I'll make that decision right here in Waterloo and the world will know.

Apparently "God" told her to run for Congress in 2006, too. Would that God tell her to read the Constitution? In other news, the 16-year-old who challenged Bachmann to a pop quiz in said Constitution is facing threats online, including anonymous commenters who have called her a "whore." We're gonna go ahead and say that's not very "godly."

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at May 31, 2011, 4:51am

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