Washington, Dec 31(ANI): The 2012 White House contender Michele Bachmann is projecting herself as "America's Margaret Thatcher" ahead of the January 3aucuses.
"What we needed [in 1980] was the most articulate conservative we had to hold Jimmy Carter responsible and we got Ronald Reagan. And at the same time across the ocean there was another country, an ally of ours called Britain. Britain was also suffering under socialist policies. They needed a strong conservative too and up rose a woman and her name was Margaret Thatcher," The Telegraph quoted Bachmann, as saying.
"She was the Iron Lady and she led Britain back to prosperity too. Right now in the United States, we need another strong conservative who can stand up. We need another Margaret Thatcher, another Iron Lady. That's what I want to do. I want to be America's Iron Lady, America's Margaret Thatcher," she added.
Bachmann faces a tough battle to be re-elected to Congress in her home state of Minnesota after she came under fire for highlighting that she was born in Iowa but adopted the former as her home state.
She also suffered a setback due to the defection of her campaign manager and Iowa state senator Kent Sorenson, to Ron Paul.
A Political Action Committee also switched from backing Bachmann to Romney for the poll, which further exacerbated her woes.
Leading Christians have predicted that the social conservative vote would be split between Bachmann, Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum,
But Bachmann is continuing to campaign with tremendous zeal and enthusiasm.
Some of her supporters, however, were doubtful that Bachmann would be the front-runner.
"I think she's Sarah Palin with even more brains and even more charm. But she's so far behind in the polls that I don't think she can do it.I'm looking for somebody who's almost guaranteed electable against Obama and my fear is that Michele might struggle against him," a US citizen, Caroline Richer said. (ANI)