Bachmann Promises to be a One Term President
Via USAT‘s OnPolitics: Bachmann vows to serve one term if elected president
"I’m a principled reformer, and my goal is to see the country turn around," Bachmann said. "I’m also committed to being a one-term president if that’s what it takes in order to turn things around, because this is not about personal ambition."
First reaction: yes, I suspect she would be a one-termer.
Second, near simultaneous reaction: but, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Third reaction: it is always easy to say that one would serve a limited number of terms before one is actually in a given office.
Fourth reaction: she hedges in the quote, i.e., “if that’s what it takes.”