Bachmann Announces Presidential Candidacy
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — Outspoken tea party favorite Michele Bachmann cast herself as the “bold choice” for the Republican presidential nomination as she formally kicked off her campaign Monday in her Iowa home town.
Representative Michele Bachmann announced her formal candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in front of the Snowden House, a historic building in Waterloo, Iowa, on Monday morning.
Outside a sun-splashed historic mansion in Waterloo, Bachmann told a crowd of more than 100 family members, friends, supporters and others that she is waging her campaign “not for vanity,” but because voters “must make a bold choice if we are to secure the promise of the future.”
The three-term Minnesota congresswoman railed against the Democrat she hopes to oust — President Barack Obama.
“We can’t afford four more years of Barack Obama,” she said.
We can’t afford 4 more years of Republicans doing everything in their power to make the US Government fail, either, Michelle, but that’s not stopping you now, is it?