This evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for a feisty conversation, as the Republican from Minnesota trotted out her trademark blend of candor and perspective.
Nearly six months since suspending her bid for the presidential nomination, Piers Morgan suggested it was time for the 56-year-old to reemerge on the national scene:
"If Mitt Romney was to call you, after this interview, and think 'You did a very good job there, Michele Bachmann, and I've missed you on the public stage. I think it's time you came back at a high level. I'd like you to be my V.P.' What would you say to him?"
Ever the politician, Bachmann proved she's as adept as ever at dodging the tricky traps and slippery slopes:
"One thing I know about Mitt Romney, he's made excellent decisions in the past when it comes to running organizations and I have no doubt, whoever it is, that he chooses, to bring in as his V.P., it will be a highly competent person who could step in at a moments notice and assume the responsibilities of the White House."
Following up on his guests vague response, and hoping for something a tad more juicy, Morgan opted for a more straightforward approach:
"Are you being vetted at the moment?" he asked, rather bluntly.
"Well, that's something for the campaign to answer on," came Bachmann response. "That's not for me to make that decision, and that announcement."
Sensing a window, Morgan offered this conclusion:
"That is not, as we say, in the journalistic trade, a denial, Congresswoman."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Bachmann further explains her position on Romney and details her hopes for the campaign.
» Follow Piers Morgan Tonight on Twitter