Pat Roberston’s Christian Broadcasting Network seems to be turning into the Rep. Michele Bachmann channel. Fresh off her extended interview with Robertson himself, Bachmann also sat down for an interview with CBN’s Mark Martin to talk all things God:
Martin: Talk about how your faith in Jesus Christ has helped you and continues to help you.
Bachmann: Well, the Lord is my compass and he is my rock and my salvation. In Him do I trust. I was born into a Lutheran family and my parents had be baptized and took me to church every Sunday. And I’m grateful for the parents I had. It wasn’t until I was 16 years of age, however, that I truly understood that I was a sinner and that I needed to repent of my sins and that I needed to have a savior who paid for those sins and so when I was 16, I went to my Lutheran altar, knelt before that altar, confessed my sins before Jesus Christ, asked Him to come into my heart, cleanse me of my sins so that I could receive his righteousness and have an assurance of salvation that when I die that that wouldn’t be the end, that that would just be the beginning, that I would spend eternity forever with Him and with those who have come to know Jesus Christ. My world changed when I was 16 years of age. It was like I’d lived in darkness my entire light and it was like a door was thrown open and I saw for the first time the fullness of life, of all that there can be. Because life is not just about this world. We really are pilgrims here in this world. Our true life is our eternal life in Heaven with Jesus Christ.
Martin: What do you want your legacy to be?
Bachmann: That I was faithful to do what the Lord had called me to do because there is no, it brings tears to my eyes, that when we come to the end of our days we want to know that on our death bed that the Lord will say to us, ‘well done my good and faithful servant’ and I wish I could say that for all of my life that I have been good and that I have been faithful, I haven’t. I’m a sinner but I thank God that I have received his grace and that he has forgiven me of my sins and made a way for my salvation.
Not surprisingly, CBN’s David Brody sees her a prime presidential material:
Congresswoman Bachmann has been absolutely torched by the liberal left and many in the so-called “mainstream media”. Could it be because she has the whole package? You think they might see her as a tad bit dangerous? After all, she’s smart, telegenic and articulate and by the looks of it she seems like she has an uncanny ability to inspire folks around the country. Just look at her role in the tea party protests and other Washington rallies. Also, she’s a strong in your face woman who tells it like it is. I’m sure that drives the liberals nuts. (unless of course you’re a strong liberal women!)
Hey folks, let’s just be real here. Michele Bachmann is a threat. If she ran for President in 2012, she could be a serious contender. Bachmann is polished and speaks eloquently. Of course her critics will try and brand her to be another Born-Again Christian politician but she speaks to a wider audience. I’m not saying she’s going to run. There are lots of factors that go into a decision like that. I’m just saying keep an eye on her. Don’t write her off. She’s a conservative media star who may end up giving Sarah Palin a run for her money.
If we’re lucky, maybe we’ll get to see a Palin/Bachmann or Bachmann/Palin ticket in 2012.
One can always hope.