Bachmann wants to see Steve King run for president.

Michele Bachmann and Steve King In August, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) told WorldNetDaily that she would run for president only if she “felt that’s what the Lord was calling me to do.” In a recent interview with the Sioux City Journal, Bachmann was again asked about a potential run for the White House, and she responded that she’s “not considering anything like that.” She did, however, suggest another member of Congress whom she would like to see run:

Additionally, I asked Bachmann if she is being prodded to seek the 2012 presidency, given her growing national profile. She said she has no doubts the GOP will produce a good crop of presidential candidates, and threw out King as a name of interest.

“Steve King is mentioned as a potential nominee. I have a very high opinion of Steve King and his ability, so I would encourage him to consider any position for higher office,” Bachmann said.

Bachmann, who shares King’s belief that President Obama is essentially “anti-American,” makes no mention of what platform she thinks King should run on. Perhaps, it would be his claim that same-sex marriage is “a purely socialist concept.” Or his proud stand against sending aid to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Or his belief that undocumented immigration is a “slow-moving terrorist attack.” (HT: Minnesota Independent)