• Michele Bachmann Has Never Had a Gaffe

    Say what you will about Michele Bachmann, there's one thing you've got to admit: She's never said anything damagingly silly, patently wrong or laughably laughable

    Michele Bachmann: I haven't had a gaffe or something that I've done that has caused me to fall in the polls…¬†And when it comes to the best Republican to take on Barack Obama and not have any clunker in my record to be able to take him on, it's me…

    Greta Van Susteren: So you're talking about clunker — you mean the allegations — underline allegations, no proof of Mr. Herman Cain that there were two women who said that they were sexually harassed, and you had the Governor Perry's unfortunate 53-second gaffe at the — one of the debates — is that the clunker that brings people down?

    Michele Bachmann: Those clunkers show that people — that that hurts candidates in the polls. I haven't had something like that. But what I've been…

    Greta Van Susteren: Well, you've had a few — you've had a few little gaffes, maybe not recently, but you had the historic reference in Massachusetts, I think, and I think you had one…

    Michele Bachmann: Well, I got Elvis Presley's birthday wrong, but I don't think that's a disqualifying factor for being president of the United States.

    I guess maybe a statement does officially count as a "gaffe" (or "clunker," which, by the way, yuck) if it's months long and stretches across an entire campaign.

    Photo by Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

    Tags: Greta Van Susteren, Michele Bachmann, Primaries, Republicans


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