(CNN) – Potential presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann may expedite an announcement about her presidential intentions.
"The recent response from people, in terms of Facebook activity and donations, has been amazing," Bachmann said in a statement Tuesday. "And it is forcing us to probably speed up our timing. We were looking at June, but we may make a decision in May."
Bachmann previously said she would make a decision by June, or possibly earlier.
The Minnesota Republican and Tea Party favorite has traveled to early presidential primary and caucus states including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
In a recent CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll, Bachmann received support from 7 percent of Republicans and independents who lean Republican when pitted against other possible and declared GOP candidates.
She ranked fifth behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who received 23 percent support, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with 17 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich with 13 percent and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas with 12 percent.
– CNN's Gabriella Schwarz, Paul Steinhauser and Shannon Travis contributed to this report
We most certainly are in silly season when someone such as Ms. Bachmann is actually considering running for President!!
Reminds me of a song from the 70s "the freaks come out at night", except now they come out for every GOP primary.
This shrill harpy will never run. Only her red-neck trailer trash district is stupid enough to vote for her.
I would be embarassed as an American, to have this woman be my President.
Can't we just have the Tea Party members give her $10M and skip a step? Afterall, she is only running so that she can garner a future deal on Fox, sell a book and some tapes like $arah Palin.
She has to know that she can't win, right?
@NVa Native – More like, "Who let the DOGS OUT!!!" LOL
["The recent response from people, in terms of Facebook activity and donations, has been amazing," Bachmann said]
But not every American is a follower – Is that another prerequisite to be President – Facebook followers???
FINALLY! something to look forward to from the GOP...this is going to get GOOD! Obama has GOT TO BE SMILING today!
Stocking up on popcorn and beer for the debates. ha ha ha ha ha
Is this the only job in the world where there are no qualifications required in order to apply? Used to be only legitimate candidates were recognized and Pat Paulson was the only punchline. Lord help us.
Can you believe there is a political party in the 21st century where 7% of the members support this whacko?
You mean there are some dods out there who still have money left they haven't given to sarah palin?
WOW! Right Wing Loonies / Tea Baggers are dreaming if they think the GOP will let this nut job run for President!
Palin isn't going to run. That means Ron Paul is in third place, and gaining.
Oh pleeeeease, let her run; if just for the sheer entertainment aspect.
The only announcement I want to hear is that they put this woman in a "Straight Jacket!" A real Wacko! A perfect choice for the republican candidate for President!
since they are letting ANYBODY run, maybe i should run, donations any one. lmao
I hope she runs. It will make the GOP debates must see TV.
It's been so nice and quiet without her and Falin' Palin spouting...... Yet, did miss the comedy relief.
Finally, a serious candidate jumps in! The GOP must be very happy
Please, oh please, oh please run. We're running low on laughable comments from twits since Caribou Barbie seems to have gotten the message her 5 minutes of fame was over.
Fingers crossed that she runs....pleeeeeeeeaaaaaaaasssse. Still laughing AT the GOTP.
I was looking forward to watching Romney and Gingrich debate but if this crazy lady decides to run then the republican debates will be better than any comedy show.
I'm looking forward to the entertainment value of the entire clown-car of Republican candidates "debating" each other. Should be better than anything SNL can come up with! ;-)
When is Bachmann going to answer to the little high school student to debate her on the Constiution or is she running away from her while the little girl is still waiting for answer which she so deserves.
How'bout never rather than ever?
Please let her run. I cannot wait for her to assail Romney on Romneycare and his Mormon faith, Gingrich on his lack of marital fidelity, Pawlenty on his false conservative values and Santorum on God knows what! This should be soooo much fun to watch. The first debate will be must watch TV.