“The only thing that the media has speculated on is that it’s going to be various men that are running,” she told RCP. “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.”
Bachmann gained momentum in the summer of 2011 and was briefly a top contender for the GOP presidential nomination. But she fared poorly in the Iowa caucuses and dropped out of the race early in the primary.
In discussing her plans, Bachmann cited a desire to speak to broader audiences than traditional Republican constituency groups — as likely 2016 candidates Rand Paul and Chris Christie have done. “I absolutely love the 18-to-35 set. Absolutely love them, and that’s a crowd I would like to talk to.”