Today, Michelle Bachmann, a Tea Party favourite, formally launched her campaign by announcing she intends to run for presidency in 2012.

The politician describes herself as an economic conservative and a fierce opponent of abortion and gay marriage whilst adding she is a 'bold choice' for president.

Looking back at some of her comments over the years, it becomes clear that Bachmann is not scared to put her point of view across, even if her vision and understanding of the world is sometimes rather peculiar.

While the congress woman has often been compared to Sarah Palin, she definitely has proven that she learned a lot from her former mentor and U.S President George W Bush. As Ms Bachmann says she is ready to rule the oval office, here is a list of the Ten Commandments her discourses seem to outline, and contrary to what she affirms, she could easily be seen as an anti-conformist