The 2012 election cycle will be an interesting one for Republican voters. It promises to be the most diverse and most colorful group of candidates any election season has seen. One example of such is the entry of Michele Bachmann.
On June 13th, during the CNN Republican debate held in New Hampshire, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann formally announced that she filed papers with the Federal Election Commission to run for President of the United States.
Her formal announcement can be seen below:
In her newsletter, the congresswoman notes how imperative it is to combat Obama’s disastrous policies, while restoring America’s greatness. She also stressed why she decided to run:
We will plan on making a more formal announcement and entrance into the race later this month from my hometown of Waterloo, Iowa but I feel so strongly about what is happening to our country that I couldn’t wait even one more day to begin this campaign!!
And the fact remains that our country is headed in the wrong direction under President Obama’s leadership. Our federal government has grown far beyond its constitutional boundaries. Our economic recovery is in shambles, our standing with our international allies is strained and our core American values and freedoms are under constant threat.
We cannot risk giving President Obama four more years to dismantle our nation. We must act now. That’s why I’ve made the decision to get in this race. As a mother, wife, small-business owner and public servant, I believe I can offer the leadership and passion our Party needs to win the White House.
Bachmann will be the second woman ever to run for POTUS on the GOP ticket. Unlike Elizabeth Dole, she will make it very far–even the nomination (god-willing). She’s a solid conservative, mother, politician, lawyer, and American. She stands with Israel, supports traditional marriage, upholds life, believes in small government, likes a strong national defense, and affirms the need for the Tea Party Movement, among many things.
One thing she must do to ensure a successful campaign: fire Ed Rollins to keep it under control.
Otherwise, I think I like the sound of a Bachmann presidency. Stay tuned!