Because you need something to talk about and Michele Bachmann needs her name in the press again for some reason. Worth noting, I didn’t have her listed in my chart of possible 2016 candidates. I guess it’s time to add the name.
Report from the UK Daily Mail:
Outgoing Representative Michele Bachmann joined the flurry of former Republican presidential candidates tossing their name into the ring for 2016 on Tuesday.
Bachmann told Real Clear Politics that the media has been wrong not to include her in 2016 speculation thus far because she may give the presidency another go.
‘The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,’ she said after the poling website asked her if woman would enter the horse race. ‘They haven’t speculated, for instance, that I’m going to run.
‘What if I decide to run? And there’s a chance I could run,’ she said.
If Bachmann did run again, she would be one of several 2012 presidential candidates seeking a do-over and one of as many as a dozen Republicans vying for her party’s nomination.
I think Bachmann’s time is finished as a national figure within the GOP. A run in 2016 wouldn’t last very long for her in my opinion.