CNN: Washington (CNN) – CNN has exclusively learned that Rep. Michele Bachmann will form a presidential exploratory committee. The Minnesota Republican plans to file papers for the committee in early June, with an announcement likely around that same time.But a source close to the congresswoman said that Bachmann could form the exploratory committee even earlier than June so that she could participate in early Republican presidential debates.
"She's been telling everyone early summer," the source told CNN regarding Bachmann's planned June filing and announcement. But the source said that nothing is static.
"If you [debate sponsors] come to us and say, 'To be in our debates, you have to have an exploratory committee,' then we'll say, 'Okay, fine...I'll go file the forms.'" [MORE]It looks like Bachmann is quite serious about this. I kind of wish she wasn't. I like Bachmann a lot, I think she will add a much need voice in the debates. However, just like Allen West, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio, I really wish she would become a governor first. After the 2008 presidential race, the idea of legislators going to the presidency leaves me wanting.
Where I would like to see Bachmann in 2012 is in John Boenher's seat. Day by day Boenher is proving himself to be yesterday's news and completely inadequate in moving to House towards the serious cuts needed. Bachmann on the other hand clearly sees the financial danger America is facing.
On the plus side, Bachmann will offer conservatives another choice to Herman Cain (the only other true conservative exploring a presidential run). Should Palin run that will make three. It then becomes important for conservatives to do their homework and begin making their first, second and third place choices. In addition to that, conservatives must stand ready to be fluid with their choices otherwise we risk on of the RINO candidates becoming our nominee.
Win, lose or draw, Bachmann will certainly spice up the presidential debates and will be sure to make sure the TEA Party point of view is heard.
What are your thoughts?
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