Michele Bachmann’s Birth Time Revealed…Sort Of
Michele Bachmann herself has revealed her birth time in an interview…sort of. In the Status of the 2012 Presidential Candidates’ Birth Times post you can see the updates regarding Michele Bachmann’s birth time. At first it seemed it would be impossible to get Bachmann’s birth time as the time was not printed on the certificate. However, thanks to a tip from Robert Blumberg, I was led to this article which refers to a now-defunct article from the Des Moines Register in which the following exchange occurs between Bachmann and an unknown interviewer:
Q. We went to the Black Hawk County courthouse and asked for a genealogical copy of your birth certificate, not an official, certified copy, just a genealogical copy, but they declined to release it. Would you be willing to give us a copy?
A. “Of course, you can have my birth certificate! As a matter of fact I brought it with me the last time I went to Iowa in case anyone asked. I was born at Allen Memorial Hospital in Waterloo, and I was born at 12:08 on April 6. My dad was actually in college at the time at what was called the state teachers’ college which is of course now UNI, and that’s where I was born.”
As you might have noticed, one crucial detail is missing: whether her birth time is 12:08 AM or PM. Either way, though, this is extremely promising that Bachmann would be very open to providing this crucial detail if she were asked. It is kind of annoying that the original article that all of this came from in the Des Moines Register is now broken, and is not available through the Internet Wayback Machine either. So the original source is a bit in doubt, which is annoying, but I am willing to bet that the original article did exist, as several other websites have picked up the quote as well, though not necessarily for the birth time.
We here at the PAB will try to suss out which chart may be the real one, and try to get Bachmann to clarify if she meant 12:08 am or pm. In the meantime, here are both charts, which one do you think is Michele Bachmann’s?
12:08 AM, April 6th, 1956, Waterloo, Iowa
12:08 PM, April 6th, 1956, Waterloo, Iowa
I say this purely speculatively as I have not thoroughly examined these charts yet, but my first impression is that it would be very interesting if Bachmann were born at 12:08 am, as her Descendant would be at 21 Gemini, the degree where she had her Sun-Mercury recurrence transit on the day she filed her papers to run for President and participated in the debate that launched her to the first tier, which we talked about here. Let us know what you think!
Thanks to reader Robert Blumberg for the tip!