In an interview that aired today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, former GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann joined the program to discuss her future endorsement of a presidential candidate. A highlight from the interview is after the jump.
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Highlight from Interview
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BLITZER: We’re out of time — one quick political question. Why haven’t you endorsed Mitt Romney yet?
BACHMANN: Well I’ve said all along that I will we be backing our party’s nominee —
BLITZER: You haven’t yet.
BACHMANN: — and I will happily do that.
BACHMANN: What I’m doing is working behind the scenes bringing together all factions of our party. Don’t forget, when there was the dust up between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama there were 18 million women who had backed Hillary Clinton. They wanted no part of backing Barack Obama. It took time to get them to come over. I’m working behind the scenes to knit together the Tea Party, the evangelicals to come together with the conservatives and back our nominee —
BLITZER: He’s the leader of the Republicans right now, Mitt Romney, right?
BACHMANN: Mitt Romney is the presumptive nominee right now.
BLITZER: So you want him to beat President Obama.
BACHMANN: Of course.
BLITZER: Why don’t you just say I endorse him?
BACHMANN: Well of course that will all come —
BLITZER: What are you waiting for —
BACHMANN: You just want me to do it on your show, that’s the thing.
BLITZER: Yes, I do —
BACHMANN: That’s the thing and so it will happen —
BACHMANN: It’s just not going happen right now on your show.
BLITZER: I only want you to do it if you want to do it. It’s a free country, but what I hear you saying you’re not yet ready to say I’m endorsing Mitt Romney, but you will at some point.
BACHMANN: Well as the line says in the “Wizard of Oz”, all in good time, my pretty. It will happen.