Michele Bachmann: ‘Committed to being a one-term president if that’s what it takes’

As Michele Bachmann ponders a presidential run, the Minnesota congresswoman told the Des Moines Register that she would serve only one-term as president if necessary.

“I’m a principled reformer, and my goal is to see the country turn around,” Bachmann said. “I’m also committed to being a one-term president if that’s what it takes in order to turn things around, because this is not about a personal ambition.”

Bachmann’s comments seem to imply that she would sacrifice a second term in order to accomplish her agenda.

“It’s about getting our financial house in order and to become respected again in the world on an international scale,” she said.

Bachmann’s interest in a presidential run is no secret as the congresswoman has visited the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire during the past several weeks and plans to attend a Tea Party event in South Carolina with Gov. Nikki Haley on April 18.

In a recent interview with The DC’s Matthew Boyle, Bachmann said that she would make a decision on whether to run “in early summer.”

  • HiTekRescu3

    Although she is very aggressive and very well informed, her history lessons need some improvement. I like her as a possible candidate but I believe that LTC West has a more informed history of world events as well as a clear understanding of U.S. politics. He speaks his mind also based on facts. Up to this point I have not found him to have mis-spoken on any event. He is also well versed in what we are facing today regarding a serious Muslim threat to our country’s values.

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  • Texas Chris

    To oppose Obama in 2012 we need someone equally radical on the opposite end of the spectrum.

    If only there was a Goldwater-esque candidate…

  • J Baustian

    Too often, the headlines just report that she said she’d be a one-term president… but leave out the “if that’s what it takes.”

    So far she hasn’t made any missteps, except to forget she was in new Hampshire when she discussed Concord and Lexington. It’s along time until I need to made a decision, but right now she’s my gal. “Bachmann for President”

  • Delmarjackson

    The mainstream media will not report this fact about Bachman, according to Numbersusa, she has the highest grade on immigration voting of any 2012 candidate.Most of the other candidadtes have a D or worse, Obama has an F minus.

    Immigration is an issue that concerns the majority of working Americans and is never truthfully reported by the MSM. The media has only one immigration narrative,
    IMMIGRATION GOOD, people that want less immigration VERY VERY BAD!!

    . There is no known economic benfit to native born Americans from massive immigration. The only people that approve of immigration are Democrats that want more voters and cheap labor lobby republican whores that want cheap compliant labor.

    I am a lifelong Democrat, a liberal and environmemtalist that sees the danger of massive immigration and will be happy to vote for anyone that will reduce legal immigration and elimibate illegal immigration. So far Bachman has my vote.
    I am not alone.

    • mr.wordsworth

      good on immigration but she also just voted to extend “Patriot” “Act.” With the attack on civil liberties in the name of 9/11, limited government sounds like a very grand old concept.

  • mckeestown

    can’t believe a word any of them say

  • loudog

    If only the country would lose it’s mind for one election, not likely.

    • Offensive Bias

      “Obama 2008″

  • Drahcir

    I don’t mean this as a mean line.
    I hope you have plenty of hair color.
    Gray hair on men(so I’m told) is distinguished.
    And on women(in some opions) is just old.
    Need I say more?

    • BillyShaft

      No. in fact– say less.


    • bigsigh

      My, that was offensive. What purpose? Looking for a fight?