Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is either on the verge of announcing that she's running for president -- or she'll be holding the biggest let-down of a rally that ever happened in Iowa.
Bachmann spoke to Republicans in Des Moines Thursday night (via phone and Internet video, after she cancelled a much-promoted live appearance
in order to stay in Washington and vote to renew the Patriot Act) and discussed her upcoming plans.
"We are starting the effort," Bachmann told reporters over a speakerphone, CNN
reports. "We already have a hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire, in South Carolina. We have every aspect that we need in this effort."
"When we make that all-important announcement - which will happen in the month of June - that announcement. I am pleased to tell you tonight, will be made in Iowa," she further added. "And I will also tell you that announcement will be made in the city where I was born, in Waterloo."
It's not exactly a confirmation that she is running -- but did anyone ever put together a big rally in Iowa, and then deliver a rip-roaring speech that they weren't