She hasn’t officially declared her candidacy, but during an interview with ABC News in Iowa, the tea party darling and staunch conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) sure sounded like she was itching for the nation’s top job.

“I’m in for 2012,” Bachmann told Jonathan Karl, “in that I want to be a part of the conversation… But I haven’t made a decision yet to announce, obviously, if I’m a candidate or not, but I’m in for the conversation.”

CNN reported Thursday that Bachmann was forming a presidential exploratory committee and, citing one anonymous source close to her, added that she would announce her bid for the Republican nomination around June.

Watch Bachmann’s video interview with ABC News.