Michele Bachmann files presidential race paperwork
That's the last official step any presidential candidate must take before officially jumping into the ring. But in the Bachmann told the TV audience she still expected to make an official declaration later this month.
Her announcement was part of a carefully orchestrated PR campaign. Besides announcing the news on CNN, she posted a video on YouTube, teased it through Facebook, launched a re-branded michelebachmann.com website now says "Bachmann for President," and kicked out an e-mail to supporters under the subject line, "I'm in."
All of this makes her promised announcement in Waterloo, Iowa, later this month an anticlimax. And it leaves the future of her congressional seat in the sixth district up in the air.
Here's the video announcement.
- More Insanity: shitbachmannsays.com
- Did Michele Bachmann just call Sarah Palin a bad mother?
- Bachmann's campaign chief: Sarah Palin's a lightweight quitter
- Team Pawlenty hammers "pain in the ass" Bachmann, Part 2
- Michele Bachmann prays for Bradlee Dean's homophobic ministry [AUDIO]
- Team Pawlenty fires shot at "pain in the ass" Bachmann