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

Daniel Keylin Contributor
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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.”