Nonprofit, nonpartisan journalism. Supported by readers.

Donate
Topics

‘When you speak six times a day, slip-ups can occur’

NBC News asked Michele Bachmann about those mistakes and gaffes that keep popping up in her speeches — the rise of the Soviet Union, Elvis’ birthday, the wrong state for the shots heard ’round the world.
Bachmann replied:
“When you spe

NBC News asked Michele Bachmann about those mistakes and gaffes that keep popping up in her speeches — the rise of the Soviet Union, Elvis’ birthday, the wrong state for the shots heard ’round the world.

Bachmann replied:

“When you speak six times a day, slip-ups can occur.”

 The story said:

Article continues after advertisement

The comment is the most frank Bachmann has been to date about a series of statements, dating prior to her announcement for president, that have caught notice by the public and in some cases have provoked clarifications from the candidate or her staff.

 But Bachmann also said the media attention to her misstatements contributes to the problem:

“The main thing people focus on in every single venue that I’ve been to is the economy and job creation,” she said.