By Billy Dane
Former Rep. Michele Bachmann is coming out of retirement to run for president again.
“God came to me in a dream, told me he was not happy with any of the presidential candidates and commanded me to run again,” said Bachmann in a campaign launch hosted at an Evangelical church.
Bachmann also said God told her to run in 2012, even though she quickly dropped out of the race. God also told Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Ben Carson to all run for president.
When asked why God told her to launch a failed campaign in 2012, Bachmann said, “God was testing how faithful I was. He commanded and I obeyed. It’s not for me to ask why people didn’t vote for me in 2012.”
Bachmann was a controversial congresswoman renowned for her incorrect statements. During the 2012 presidential debates she didn’t know Libya was in Africa and claimed the HPV vaccine caused mental retardation. She also claimed that she and her husband Marcus had never received a penny from the federal government, even though they had received $260,000 in farm subsidies. Marcus Bachmann’s clinic, which provides counselling for gay people who want to become straight, also received $161,000 in state and federal funding.
Marcus Bachmann was excited about embarking on another presidential campaign.
“I think it’s a fabulous idea,” he said. “I can’t wait to get out on the campaign trail and start picking out Michele’s outfits.”