I started to post in the "Michele Bachman Lies!" thread, but as you'll see in my next post, it got out of hand. Plus, now that the evangelical Tea Party darling and third-tier beauty queen has kinda . . . sorta . . . maybe . . . . announced her intention to run for president in 2012, apparently as a result of being "called by God", which she had previously set as her deciding criterion, I thought she deserved a whole new thread. During Congressman Steve King's "Conservative Principles Conference" held last week in Iowa, a field of presidential hopefuls and "considerers" trotted themselves out in front of the Republican/Teabag party faithful. Ms. Bachman was a highlight of the event, delivering a rousing address in which she relentlessly bashed Obama, the Democrats, and the "liberal socialist agenda" before a wildly cheering audience, during which she also all but confirmed her presidential ambitions: “Are you in for 2012?” she called out to the audience. “Are you in? Are you going to make it happen? Are we going to take our country back?” As the applause built, she concluded by saying, “I agree with you. I say we do. I say I’m in. You’re in. We will take this back in 2012.” In my next post I'll list some other statements she's made which outline various policy positions. So what do you think, LPSGers, is Michele Bachmann a credible contender to run against Obama? And what do you think of her prospects? Michele Bachmann is running for president now, sigh GOP presidential prospects court Iowa conservatives Michele Bachmann – CNN Political Ticker Minor footnote: Someone nobody's ever heard of, Herman Cain, former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, and a former conservative radio host, overwhelmingly won the Presidential Straw Poll held during the conference. Attendees chose Cain as their first choice for the presidency, followed by Newt Gingrich, Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, and Sarah Palin. For second choice they picked Michele Bachmann, followed by Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, and Mike Huckabee.