So. Is Michele Bachmann – poster woman for the Tea Party movement – throwing her hat in the race for President? Maybe! In an interview held on a Des Moines trolley, the Minnesota Congressperson tells ABC News’ Jonathan Karl that she’s “in” to making sure President Barack Obama does not serve a second term in the White House, although she’s yet to announce, definitively, whether that means she’ll campaign for his spot.
I’m in for 2012 in that I want to be a part of the conversation in making sure that President Obama only serves one term, not two, because I want to make sure that we get someone who’s going to be making the country work again. That’s what I’m in for.
But I haven’t made a decision yet to announce, obviously, if I’m a candidate or not, but I’m in for the conversation.
If Bachmann’s opinion of other conservatives in Washington is any indication, she views herself as one of the GOP’s more viable candidates for the role of Commander in Chief. Bachmann, see, believes that Republicans in Congress are essentially moderates who would rather compromise with the President than confront him on various issues.
She also takes issue with our county’s current role in Libya and asks, as has fellow Republican Sarah Palin, what our exact mission there happens to be.
Speaking of Palin, Bachmann refused to directly answer whether she’ll choose to run if Palin does, saying only that the former Governor is “a beautiful individual.”
Bachmann also said she isn’t too worried about previous gaffes she’s made concerning U.S. history. After all, said noted, “People make mistakes.”
Watch the interview, courtesy of ABC News:
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