Bachmann went to South Carolina today and told voters there that she is "one little fighter."
"We need one strong hombre or hombre-ette, and I'm the hombre-ette to go and stand for you in Washington, D.C.," Bachmann added.
It's not the Spanish word for woman -- that would be mujer -- and it seemed to startle the South Carolina audience, which probably thought she was speaking in tongues. But at least it suggested she's aware that other languages exist. Other countries, at least ones that currently exist, Bachmann's not so great at.
In an interview with conservative talk show host Jay Sekoluw, Bachmann said she knew what was bothering the American people. Bachmann described America's worries as a "unified message," before listing off about five things, one of which is a long-gone country:
It really is about jobs and the economy. That doesn't mean people haven't [sic] forgotten about protecting life and marriage and the sanctity of the family. People are very concerned about that as well. But what people recognize is that there's a fear that the United States is in an unstoppable decline. They see the rise of China, the rise of India, the rise of the Soviet Union, and our loss militarily going forward.Good answer, Michele. And what about the Ottoman Empire? Should we fear them, too? Is America prepared for a naval attack from the Phoenicians?
You can hear the audio on Bachmann's bungle at Right Wing Watch, and the "hombre-ette" clip is below. Cowgirl Michele Bachmann, fighting the Chinese, Indians, and Soviets: This is going to be the most badass Western of all time.