Bachmann: A lot of people 'aren't ready' for female president
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Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannGillibrand becomes latest candidate scrutinized for how she eats on campaign trail Trump will give State of Union to sea of opponents Yes, condemn Roseanne, but ignoring others is true hypocrisy MORE (R-Minn.) says a lot of people “aren’t ready” for a female president. 

She made the comment in an interview with TriCities.com that was published on Wednesday. 

“I think there was a cachet about having an African-American president because of guilt,” she told the news outlet. “People don’t hold guilt for a woman,” she said, adding that although people vote for woman for other offices, “I don’t think there is a pent-up desire” for a female president. 

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Former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump mocks wind power: 'When the wind doesn't blow, just turn off the television' Trump's approval rating stable at 45 percent Kellyanne Conway: 'I think my gender helps me with the president' MORE would be considered the Democratic front-runner in the 2016 presidential race if she decides to run. She has not yet made her decision. 

If Clinton were elected, Bachmann said it would just be a continuation of the Obama administration’s policies.

“Effectively she would be Obama’s third and fourth term in office,” said Bachmann, who also called Clinton “the godmother of ObamaCare.” 

Bachmann ran for the Republican nomination for president in the 2012 cycle and briefly led the field in 2011.