Rep. Michelle Bachmann helped open the final day of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by lambasting former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton over U.S. foreign policy and the Sept. 11, 2012 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya, while still predicting that the U.S. will elect the "right" woman president in the near future.
Rep. Michelle Bachmann helped open the final day of the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) by predicting that the U.S. will elect the "right" woman president.
"We will have a woman for president, just the right one," Mrs. Bachmann said. "We are the only party to have a [woman] on the presidential ticket this century."
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, was scheduled to speak later Saturday; Mrs. Bachmann had drawn attention in recent weeks for saying that the country was not ready for a female president.
The Minnesota congresswoman is not running for re-election, but remains a rock star among grassroots activists and could play a role — if unofficial — in partially shaping the GOP message ahead of the 2014 and 2016 elections.
"We have to keep our eyes on the prize, taking the gavel out of Harry Reid's hands on the first Tuesday in November is going to feel pretty sweet...His reign is over!" Mrs. Bachmann said. "Our movement at its core is an intellectual movement...the Constitution, limited government, free enterprise, strong families--these are the principles that have passed the test of time."
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