Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN), a candidate for the Republican nomination to the presidency, admitted during a recent interview that a worsening economic climate has the potential to help her campaign.

Bachmann even went so far as to say she has "hope" that it will -- and she's not the only Republican making statements that might call into question the party's commitment to seeing the U.S. economy recover.

This video is from CNBC, broadcast Friday, July 8, 2011.

(H/T: Think Progress)