Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) added some fuel to rumors that she might be mulling a run for president in 2012 this week, saying that she planned to add her "voice" to the battle to "repeal President Obama in 2012."
In an interview with Fox News's Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday, Bachmann tiptoed around the issue, but offered a classic non-denial. ABC News reported earlier in the week that the congresswoman is planning a trip to Iowa to feel out her presidential chances, and her chief of staff, Andy Parrish, told ABC, "Nothing is off the table."
"I am not focused on my own personal ambitions," Bachmann said in response to a Van Susteren question about her 2012 plans. "What I am focused on very clearly is to make sure that we cannot continue to go down the road we do."
As for her upcoming Iowa trip, "I'm planning to go down there and talk about why we need to have -- make sure that we repeal President Obama in 2012," the Minnesota Republican said.
But whether she runs for higher office or not, Bachmann said she's not going away. "I'm very committed to doing whatever I can to make sure that we don't have a second term for President Obama," she told Van Susteren. "So I'm going to add my voice to that conversation in the next two years."