Bachmann does not deny she is being vetted

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, July 2, 2012 22:30 EDT
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Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) on Monday refused to say whether or not she was being considered as a running mate for Mitt Romney.

“One thing I know about Mitt Romney, he’s made excellent decisions in the past when it comes to running organizations and I have no doubt, whoever it is, that he chooses, to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moments notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House,” she told CNN’s Piers Morgan.

“Are you being vetted at the moment?” Morgan asked.

“Well, that’s something for the campaign to answer on,” she responded. “That’s not for me to make that decision, and that announcement.”

“That is not, as we say, in the journalistic trade, a denial,” Morgan noted.

Bachmann’s former campaign manager, Ed Rollins, has said the Minnesota congresswoman avoided attacking Romney during the primaries to safeguard her chances of being his vice presidential pick.

“There was some talk early on between her and her husband that she could end up as the vice presidential nominee,” Rollins told Politico.

Watch video, courtesy of CNN, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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