Michelle Bachmann made it official today in Waterloo, Iowa. â€œDonâ€™t mistake my happy memories of growing up here in Waterloo, Iowa as pining for the past. I recognize itâ€™s impossible to turn the clock back and to go back to a different day. Instead, I want this moment to serve as a reminder of the best of who we are as a nation and of what our values are, and what it is to make America great. To recapture its best for the promise of the future. I want my candidacy for the presidency of the United States to stand for a moment when we the people stand once again for the independence from a government that has gotten too big and spends too much and has taken away too much of our liberties,” Bachmann told the crowd in Iowa today.