Then again, Obama’s afraid of his own shadow.

(Ballot Box) — President Obama “fears” Republican Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign, the Minnesota congresswoman said Monday night.

Bachmann, the newly-minted candidate for the GOP presidential nomination, pointed to the president’s reelection office’s attack against her campaign launch in Iowa today as evidence of their trepidation

“I think clearly what this demonstrates is that the president of the United States is afraid of my candidacy,” Bachmann said on Fox News. “He fears me.”

Obama campaign press secretary Ben LaBolt slammed Bachmann in a statement, saying that her policies “would erode the path to prosperity for middle class families.”

LaBolt went on to criticize Bachmann as a candidate of tax cuts for the wealthy, undoing Medicare, and for repealing Wall Street reforms and maintaining loopholes for oil and gas companies.