"When I pray, I pray believing that God will speak to me and give me an answer to that prayer, and so that’s what a calling is,” she told CBS News on Sunday, explaining that she had prayed about her decision to seek the presidency. “If I pray, a calling means that I have a sense from God which direction I’m supposed to go.”

 

No disrespect intended, but, really, this is not the analytical method that I would feel comfortable with in our President. Hoping and wishing for some instructional epiphany from a non-existent supernatural being might be appropriate for a comic book, but not for a real life manager/commander in chief of the United States.

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Comment by Joseph P on August 15, 2011 at 10:18pm
The comments by the first few people (Loren and Mark, mostly), a couple months back, were ... off.  You guys were seriously overestimating the average US voter.
Comment by Sentient Biped on August 15, 2011 at 10:10pm
I feel about her like I feel about Jesus, although I don't know who said it first... "Protect me from your followers". in Bachmann's case, without her followers, none of us would ever have heard of her.
Comment by Ranae on August 15, 2011 at 10:01pm
Well, this just super stuns me. Every time I see or hear of her doing or 'saying' something.. Yes, I find her incredibly frightening. I'm without the words to truly express it, that's how stunned and frightened I am.
Comment by Jim DePaulo on June 29, 2011 at 4:12pm
If a god actually existed and told Bachmann she should run for POTUS then I would have to assume that "god" doesn't have the good sense possessed by a warthog.
Comment by Lindsey S. on June 28, 2011 at 2:46pm

Compared to the rest of the republican candidates, Mitt Romney actually looks appealing. He seems to be the one least likely to cause america to collapse in on itself into a giant black hole of stupidity and irrational thought.

Comment by Sentient Biped on June 28, 2011 at 9:31am

I just watched her Hannity clip.  I would not underestimate Bachmann.  She was well spoken, serious, no beating around the bush.  She had gravitas that is lacking in the political scene.

 

That doesn't mean I like her.  Her sanctimonious religiousity is frightening.  She's a homophobe.  She seemed to call for a MaCarthyite era in congress a few years back. 

 

I would not underestimate her.  She has much more integrity than Gingrich, more 'outsider' credibility than Romney, along with she'd not a Mormon, she has tea party credentials, and she is not the circus clown that Palin is.

Comment by Gary Berg-Cross on June 28, 2011 at 6:49am

Edd Doerr discusses Muchelle Bachmann as a fundamentalist zealot on a Secular Perspectives blog at http://secularhumanist.blogspot.com/2011/06/michele-bachmann.html. Among other thins he notes that se got her law degree from Oral Roberts University's law school and home schooled her kids.



Comment by Glen Rosenberg on June 27, 2011 at 10:04pm

Rootin tootin where's my Rasputin?

Whether it is in the microcosm or macrocosm her way of thinking is down right dangerous. In any sane country Bachman's quote is indicative of mental illness or extreme credulity/stupidity and automatically will disqualify her from public office.

Comment by Mark Rowell on June 27, 2011 at 7:17pm
I have a feeling that her god is about to tell her she's the best possible candidate for a Republican Presidential nominee. Sadly voters are going to tell her the exact opposite.
Comment by Loren Miller on June 27, 2011 at 5:57pm
If she has a sense from something that doesn't exist, doesn't that constitute non-sense?

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