Bachmann: People ‘aren’t ready’ for woman president

Michele Bachmann

 (CNN) — Sen. John McCain predicted if voters headed to the polls for the 2016 elections tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would be most likely be elected president — though the former secretary of state wouldn’t be his pick.

Asked by CNN’s Piers Morgan on Thursday about 2012 Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s recent assessment that America isn’t ready for a female president, McCain said they have a different reading on the current political landscape.

“I would bet, my friend, as much as I hate to admit it, that right now – this is why we have campaigns – but right now, if the election were tomorrow, Hillary Clinton would most likely be the president of the United States,” the Arizona Republican said.

“She wouldn’t be my candidate,” he added, but pointed to growth in the number of women in the Congress and state officials as evidence to the contrary of Bachmann’s judgment.

Clinton has yet to announce that she’s running for president in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped Republicans from preemptively attacking her record in preparation for another Clinton White House bid.

Bachmann told syndicated columnist Cal Thomas that a lot of people “aren’t ready” for a woman to be president when asked about Clinton’s appeal as potentially the first female commander in chief.

“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” she told Thomas. “People don’t hold guilt for a woman…I don’t think there is a pent-up desire (for a woman president.)”

A CNN/ORC poll conducted from January 31 through February 2 showed Clinton as the overwhelming favorite as Democrats’ choice for a 2016 presidential nominee. That same poll shows Clinton ahead of potential Republican White House contenders like New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, has said he won’t launch another bid for the White House but is considering running for a sixth term in the Senate.

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10 comments

  • Becky

    It isn’t a woman; it’s the woman.
    Can’t think of anyone more deliberately dangerous, deadly, corrupt
    and deceptive as the whole family industrial enterprise.

  • Becky

    Who is Ed Mezvinsky?
    Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in law.
    Intertwined with Clintons in enabling politics, adultry, federal fraud.
    Ed Mezvinsky embezzled more than $10 Million dollars from people via both
    a Ponzi scheme and the notorious Nigerian e-mail scams.
    He was found guilty and sentenced to 80 months in Federal prison.
    After serving less than five years in Federal prison, he was released
    in April 2008 and remains on Federal probation.
    To this day, he still owes $9.4 Million in restitution to his many victims.
    Ed Mezvinsky is Chelsea Clinton’s father-in law.
    Now Marc and Chelsea are in their early thirties and purchased a $10.5
    million NYC apartment. Times must be tough…
    Imagine the Media Outrage, hoopla, and Campaign….
    if that were a Republican. Government/Media, Inc. MUM, silent, enabling.
    All in the Family Corruption Enterprises..

    • Becky

      Roger is such an essential Democratic name caller.
      He made up a new one all on his own, without Democratic talking points. He is SO superior he can’t defend Democratic FACTS without
      anything but name calling.

      • manalishi

        Changed names 3 times in 1 day David? Oldest troll trick in the book, I figure you and Peter should be getting married with the new court decision and all.

  • airjackie

    Now it seems Rep. Bachmann feels we should not have a female President. But in 2010 when she ran for President and was leading in the Republican polls it was great to elected a female. With the current GOP/Tea Party candidate running two are Governors under investigation. Senator Paul is a sure loser. Senator Cruz is foreign born with proof and can’t run. Jeb Bush would continue the War Crimes his brother did. But there is always Mitt Romney who is waiting to be asked to run. Who knows the Tea Party might enlist Sarah Palin to run for President.

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