Michele Bachmann Would Add Ronald Reagan, James Garfield, Calvin Coolidge To Mount Rushmore


Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she would add former presidents Ronald Reagan, James Garfield and Calvin Coolidge to Mount Rushmore Tuesday in an ABC News/Yahoo! interview Tuesday.

When asked who she would add to the South Dakota monument, she proposed Reagan. She then mentioned James Garfield, who was president for just over seven months before being assassinated. She reportedly said she chose him because he is the only person to become president from the House of Representatives. (Bachmann could be the second if she is elected president.) She then said Calvin Coolidge would be a good candidate for the monument, since he "got the country's budget back on track."

Between 1927 and 1941, sculptors carved George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln into Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

When asked who would play her in a movie and what her theme song was, Bachmann answered Patricia Heaton and "Taking Care Of Business."

Bachmann remains far behind her rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. A Washington Post/ABC News poll showed her polling at four percent nationally, down from 16 percent in July. She attacked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain, who led the Post/ABC News poll, in a speech Monday.

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