Michele Bachmann discussed her endorsement plans in the 2012 presidential race on Thursday, telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer that she would endorse presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney soon.
"As the line says in the 'Wizard of Oz,' 'All in good time, my pretty,'" Bachmann said of her coming endorsement. "It will happen."
Bachmann, who dropped out of the race following a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses, also discussed her post-campaign role in the Republican party.
"What I'm doing is working behind the scenes, bringing together all factions of our party," Bachmann said. "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."
The Minnesota congresswoman made similar comments on Mike Huckabee's radio show earlier Thursday. During that interview, she predicted that Romney would listen to conservatives and the tea party.
"We will see an open ear from Mitt Romney," Bachmann said. "So far, he has proved to be a person who listens. That's what we need, a nominee who listens."
Bachmann is the latest prominent Republican to admit that Romney will almost certainly be their nominee, but have hesitated before throwing full support behind him. Rick Santorum, who left the race earlier this month, also stopped short of a full-fledged endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor.
"I will support the nominee of our party," Santorum said during an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan on Tuesday. "If he's the nominee, I'm going to do anything I can to help him win."
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