Bachmann: Republican voters 'very satisfied' with presidential candidates

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said Friday that it's her sense that Republican voters are "very satisfied" with the field of presidential candidates.

Following Monday's debate in New Hampshire, Bachmann said voters were happier with their options.

"I think people, especially after the debate on Monday night, were very satisfied with what they saw with the candidates," she said on Fox News.

Bachmann caught observers off guard when she announced her candidacy at the debate. She'll be among the Republican contenders in New Orleans this weekend to address the Southern Republican Leadership Conference.

She passed, though, both at the debate and on Fox, at leveling tough criticism at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) state healthcare law.

"Whether it's on the state level or the federal level, I think it's unconstitutional to require anybody to purchase health insurance as a condition of citizenship," Bachmann said, alluding to the Massachusetts law.

She also passed up a chance to jab former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) for declining an opportunity to blast Romney during the debate. (Pawlenty caught flak for that move, and on Thursday vowed to ramp up his criticism.)

Rather, Bachmann suggested she's more likely to train her sights on President Obama than other Republicans.

"I think that's what you saw on Monday night and I think that's what you'll be seeing going forward," she said.

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