Bachmann: See? I'm for Real
'People recognize that I'm serious,' candidate says
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 26, 2011 12:17 PM CDT
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appears Saturday, June 25, 2011, during a pre-taped interview in Washington for Sunday's "Meet the Press."   (AP Photo/NBC News, William B. Plowman)
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(Newser) Michele Bachman is nipping at Mitt Romney's heels in Iowa, and she took to the airwaves today to trumpet that tidbit: “I am very serious about what I want to do. People recognize that I’m serious.” Chris Wallace didn't appear to take her seriously, asking, “Are you a flake?” “That would be insulting to say something like that,” Bachmann responded. “Of course, a person has to be careful with what their words are. And now I will have an opportunity to speak fully.” Elsewhere on the Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Bachmann on doomsday predictions over the debt limit: "Scare tactics," she says, adding that she wouldn't vote to raise the limit, which "would be very tough love."
  • Nancy Pelosi on Eric Cantor pulling out of deficit talks: "Leader Cantor can't handle the truth when it comes to these tax subsidies for big oil, for corporations sending jobs overseas, for giving tax breaks to the wealthiest people in our country while they're asking seniors to pay more for less, as they abolish Medicare."
  • Chris Christie on gay marriage: "Marriage should be between one man and one woman. That's my view. And that'll be the view of our state because I wouldn't sign a bill like the one that was in New York."
  • Christie on his vice presidential prospects: "Can you imagine? I mean, the person who picks me as vice president would have to be sedated."