On Monday night, newly declared presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was roundly declared one of the best performers in the Republican debate (National Journal Insiders put her second to Mitt Romney). The Minnesota congresswoman made the rounds on television Tuesday morning to continue hammering President Obama’s leadership.
“President Obama once again, on the economy, is leading from behind,” she said on CNN's American Morning, less than 12 hours after appearing in the debate co-sponsored by the network. “As president of the United States, I would lead from the front because I believe the United States should be the head and not the tail.”
Bachmann also said that at this point she would not vote for a debt-ceiling increase because she doesn’t “see any serious cuts on the table whatsoever.”
“I only see tax increases,” she said. “And that will hurt the United States. Remember, the debt ceiling is all about giving the government additional authority to borrow money that we don’t have. About four trillion, that will only get us another year down the road and we’ll be that much more in debt.”
Bachmann called such an approach a “prescription for failure for our generation and the next generation.”
Bachmann also reiterated that if elected she will work to repeal the president's health care bill.
“The real problem in health care is cost,” she said on CBS’s Early Show. “And unfortunately, President Obama's prescription will only increase costs for the average American. What I'd like to do is allow every American to be able to buy any health insurance plan they'd like.”