WASHINGTON – 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Michele Bachmann this week said she felt the people of America “aren’t ready” for a female president, and scoffed at the idea that America would elect one anytime soon.
“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” she said. “People don’t hold guilt for a woman. I don’t think there is a pent-up desire [for a woman president].”
As evidence, she pointed to what she called the failing candidacy of Hillary Clinton. “Frankly, America looks at her and they see a woman begging to be told that she’s pretty, that she’s worthwhile. How is that presidential? It’s not like she’s ever done anything that would make people think of her as anything other than just another silly woman,” said Bachmann of the former First Lady, former Senator of New York, and former Secretary of State.
“And that goes for any woman who pretended to run,” Bachmann continued. “Honestly, the idea of a woman president is just silly.”
According to Bachmann, any woman who runs for president is doing so for the free publicity. “Everybody knows a woman can’t be president. That’s a given, that’s scientific fact. So if a woman announces a run for the White House, she’s just desperate for attention,” said Bachmann. “I might even go so far as to call her a fame whore.”