Canidate Profile: Photos of Michele Bachmann

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann campaigns on stage during the Iowa Straw Poll on the grounds of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on August 13, 201. Nine GOP presidential candidates are competing for votes in the Iowa Straw Poll, an important step for gaining momentum in a crowded field of hopefuls.

Republican presidential candidate and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann campaigns on stage during the Iowa Straw Poll on the grounds of Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa on August 13, 201. Nine GOP presidential candidates are competing for votes in the Iowa Straw Poll, an important step for gaining momentum in a crowded field of hopefuls. Dennis Van Tine/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: abausaphotos539413

She was once a frontrunner in the race for republican presidential candidate but now it seems the only headline Michele Bachmann has made lately is that she’s an author.  Just recently, Bachmann released her book “Core of Conviction,” which tells of her life from humble beginnings in Iowa/Minnesota (I swear all the political candidates come from “humble” beginnings). The memoir also explores her experiences in politics, and her motivation for serving in office.

One thing the book discusses that sets her apart from the other GOP candidates in a big way, is her role as a mother. She is the only female running. Not only has Michelle Bachmann raised five children of her own but she has fostered twenty-three others. No matter your political views, this may speak volumes about the type of person she is.

In a country where women’s rights have had its struggles, it’s kind of nice to see that America is embracing more the idea of women in political office. There are most certainly still problems created by the media (we all remember the “Queen of Rage” Newsweek cover) but these are being addressed more frequently than not.

Who knows if the “Core of Conviction” will help of hurt Michele Bachmann’s campaign, or if anyone will even read it, we’ll just have to wait and see. However, it is sure to put a spotlight on her once again. At least for a little while.

 

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks during the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks during the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011. EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: afplivethree940237

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) signs autographs at a rally protesting the healthcare bill outside the Capitol in Washington December 15, 2009. The healthcare bill has been passed by the House of Representatives, but Democrats have struggled to win the 60 votes they need in the Senate.

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) signs autographs at a rally protesting the healthcare bill outside the Capitol in Washington December 15, 2009. The healthcare bill has been passed by the House of Representatives, but Democrats have struggled to win the 60 votes they need in the Senate. KEVIN LAMARQUE/RTR/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: rtrlthree724300

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a political rally, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in downtown Aiken, S.C

Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a political rally, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, in downtown Aiken, S.C. ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: zumawireworldphotosfour534093

Aug. 11, 2011 - Ames, Iowa, USA - Fox News commentator Sean Hannity speaks with guest Michele Bachmann in the post-Republican debate spin room on the campus of Iowa State University

Aug. 11, 2011 - Ames, Iowa, USA - Fox News commentator Sean Hannity speaks with guest Michele Bachmann in the post-Republican debate spin room on the campus of Iowa State University. cZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: zumawirewestphotosfive461803

June 27, 2011, Waterloo, Iowa, USA: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and her husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann at a gathering of supporters to formally launch her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in her childhood hometown of Waterloo. Bachmann, 55, will test the limits of how far a favorite of the Tea Party movement can go with the start of her new campaign.///Michele Bachmann and Marcus Machmann.

June 27, 2011, Waterloo, Iowa, USA: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), and her husband Dr. Marcus Bachmann at a gathering of supporters to formally launch her campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in her childhood hometown of Waterloo. Bachmann, 55, will test the limits of how far a favorite of the Tea Party movement can go with the start of her new campaign.///Michele Bachmann and Marcus Machmann. Jeff Haynes/Polaris/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: polphotos005977

Sept. 5, 2011 - Columbia, South Carolina; USA - Rep. MICHELE BACHMANN takes part in the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum that is taking place at the Columbia Convention Center located in downtown Columbia.

Sept. 5, 2011 - Columbia, South Carolina; USA - Rep. MICHELE BACHMANN takes part in the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum that is taking place at the Columbia Convention Center located in downtown Columbia. Jason Moore/ZUMA Press/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: zumawireworldphotosfour680755

File Photo of U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) leaves after she spoke during a Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on March 31, 2011.

File Photo of U.S. Rep Michele Bachmann (R-MN) leaves after she spoke during a Tea Party rally on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., on March 31, 2011. Olivier Douliery/ABACAUSA.COM/Newscom. Find it on Newscom: abausaphotos514104

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