Following her novel strategy of officially announcing her presidential candidacy during...her first answer at a presidential debate, Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign posted her pre-recorded YouTube announcement.
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Of course, Bachmann's very participation in the debate was itself an act of running for president, but the video provides the formal kickoff that voters are normally used to seeing these days.
"Hi, my name is Michele Bachmann. Today, I filed the necessary paperwork to seek the office of the Presidency of the United States," Bachmann says in the video. "And I'm inviting you to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and also to go MicheleBachmann.com.
"This is a historic day for our nation -- this is the first day of taking our country back.