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Tim Pawlenty on Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Hulk Hogan ...
The Politico ^ | April 13, 2011 | Kendra Marr

Posted on 04/13/2011 12:36:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Tim Pawlenty implied Tuesday that there are some less-than-serious presidential hopefuls eyeing the race, with a quip that seemed to lump Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and Donald Trump together with wrestling icon Hulk Hogan.

"You're going to have, you know, Mitt Romney who will start out as the front-runner with the most name-ID and money..." Pawlenty told CNN’s Piers Morgan in handicapping the race. "And on the other end of the continuum, you'll have perhaps Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, or I don't know, maybe Hulk Hogan will get in the race too. Who knows? But I think in between those two things on the continuum, there's a role for a serious person who has tackled these kinds of issues. We live in very serious times and the country's facing a grave challenge. And if we're going to restore America's promise, we're going to have to get back to leadership that is steady, clear and strong."

Pawlenty was quick to emphasize that he means “no disrespect to those others,” and he pivoted to say that President Barack Obama has “never run anything before” and is “clearly in over his head.” But the message of holding himself up as a serious alternative to other potential candidates was a clear one....

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TOPICS: Minnesota; Parties
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; hulkhogan; kendramarr; michelebachmann; mittromney; obama; palin; palinisnotrunning; pawlenty; romney; sarahpalin; timpawlenty; trump
Fail.
1 posted on 04/13/2011 12:36:30 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pawlenty would make an excellent Hypnotist. He puts me to sleep every time I listen to him. He comes across as a thorough gentleman and sincere, but I would like to see some fire in the belly, some charisma, some boldness. All are missing.


2 posted on 04/13/2011 12:39:30 PM PDT by Bridge_toofar (Trump/Bachmann 2012 will finish off Obama for good.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

All of them except for the Hulkster are more viable than Timmy boy.

Timmy can’t carry Trump’s jock.


3 posted on 04/13/2011 12:40:39 PM PDT by LowTaxesEqualsProsperity
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I already cheapshotted Jesse Ventura earlier.

So why are the ladies not serious candidates?


4 posted on 04/13/2011 12:41:12 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pawempty is finished before he even starts. Keep the day job, Tim
5 posted on 04/13/2011 12:42:36 PM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This guy is a joke.


6 posted on 04/13/2011 12:46:45 PM PDT by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: JPG

TPaw can’t read polls. He has zero chance. Save your money for retirement TPaw.


7 posted on 04/13/2011 12:47:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Bridge_toofar
He is very boring,and is a dead ringer for George Jetson. Every time I see him I hear the theme song “Here's George Jetson” playing in my head. I cannot take him seriously,not even for VP.
8 posted on 04/13/2011 12:48:17 PM PDT by samantha (Sarah has our back,and we sure have hers.. America the Beautiful...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not excited about Pawlenty at this point, but he’s on my list to watch. He does need to show some fire in the belly or he will not be a good match against the bamster.


9 posted on 04/13/2011 12:48:52 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: RichInOC
My favorite candidate.


10 posted on 04/13/2011 12:49:25 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pawlenty makes me sleepy, just watching him bores me to tears. So he’s comparing Bachmann, Trump, and Palin to Hulk Hogan..and who should we compare Pawlenty too..a giant sack of poo sounds like a good start


11 posted on 04/13/2011 12:49:57 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: UCANSEE2

Heh.

Unfortunately, Roddy was born in Saskatoon, so that’s not happening.


12 posted on 04/13/2011 12:54:07 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If pawlenty thinks he is a serious candidate then why is he so defensive and state that others like romney will come out in the lead. A presidential candidate should be painting a vision and not focusing on other candidates like a talking head lower level type analyst. He comes across pretty weak.


13 posted on 04/13/2011 12:56:13 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

With Trump’s anti-globalism and anti-politically-correct speeches, he’ll whup all of the rest of ‘em very easily in the vote.


14 posted on 04/13/2011 12:56:28 PM PDT by familyop ("Nice girl, but about as sharp as a sack of wet mice." --Foghorn Leghorn)
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To: All

The denial that Pawlenty lives in does not recognize the reality that he will not break 10% ...ever.

if you get up to 12-15%, then attempting to deride other candidates might work a little. But at 5% or so, nobody hears you.

When I think Pawlenty I think two things.

1. Good n Plenty
2. Milquetoast


15 posted on 04/13/2011 12:57:19 PM PDT by rbmillerjr (Murdering unborn children is the highest sacrament in the liberal religion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like Tim Pawlenty has some real, professional hair stylists on his team. That's essential.

16 posted on 04/13/2011 12:58:20 PM PDT by Cicero
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t see Pawlenty getting very far, but we’ll have to see how he does in the so-called debates. Palin, of course, is not going to run.


17 posted on 04/13/2011 1:02:49 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"You're going to have, you know, Mitt Romney who will start out as the front-runner with the most name-ID and money..." Pawlenty told CNN’s Piers Morgan in handicapping the race. "And on the other end of the continuum, you'll have perhaps Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Donald Trump, or I don't know, maybe Hulk Hogan will get in the race too. Who knows? But I think in...."

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Pawlenty doesn' get it: Many of us would vote for Hulk Hogan for president before we ever voted for Pawlenty.

As I see it, if anyone could convince Obama to release his long form birth certificate, it would be Hulk Hogan.

Pawlenty, on the other hand, seems to me like the type of presidential candidate that Obama would eat alive on the presidential campaign trail.

Go Donald! Go Hulk Hogan!

18 posted on 04/13/2011 1:14:43 PM PDT by john mirse
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I am neutral on candidates so far, knowing that these are times unlike any other in out history, and so will require a candidate and campaign unprecedented.

This quip by Pawlenty, however, turns me against him decidedly. Who the hell does he think he is in comparison with Palin & Bachmann? Does he not have sense enough to understand the great following of these candidates?
19 posted on 04/13/2011 1:26:48 PM PDT by jobim
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To: EveningStar
And Evening Star is in for a major surprise when Sarah announces. Will be interesting to see if ES goes to work for Obama when that happens.
20 posted on 04/13/2011 1:28:37 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: Friendofgeorge

I will support and vote for the Republican nominee, as usual.


21 posted on 04/13/2011 1:57:53 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Tim needs to make a sleep aid cd, he’d make a lot of money


22 posted on 04/13/2011 2:48:59 PM PDT by factmart
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To: Friendofgeorge

He’s already donating money to Zero. Es also still crying over the demise of pissant.


23 posted on 04/13/2011 2:53:49 PM PDT by factmart
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To: EveningStar
"Palin, of course, is not going to run."

So you're in her "kitchen cabinet" or something? I'm dedicated to raising $2 million for her campaign if she runs and follow most everything she does and says, but I have no idea if she will run or not. Are you a psychic?

24 posted on 04/13/2011 3:53:02 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ('As a kid, I got three meals a day: Oatmeal, miss-a-meal, and no meal.' Mr. T)
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To: plain talk
Well ya know, Tpaw is at least serious enough to actually run and debate his opponents. Not that it will help him.

Romney has been given the lead by default. I am pumped. His first word in 6 months was to denounce people who think Obama is ineligible.

GO GOP! hoo yah!

I am mighty happy I have Netflix. I am one of the lucky ones. I will be dead before the indoctrinated realize they been had.

25 posted on 04/13/2011 4:00:41 PM PDT by dforest
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To: indylindy

Hey you’re from Indiana. I’ve read some about your Governor. Some good, some not so good. What’s your take?


26 posted on 04/13/2011 4:41:04 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk

Daniels was a far better Governor than the Democrat we had before him. Many things work better in this state. He is a good guy, and he is fiscally sound. The guy is a great bean counter and brilliant in many ways. He is popular with both parties. Fine with the state, not so good nationally IMHO.

The downside is that he is somewhat of a nanny state guy.

For that reason I can’t get excited about him as President. He isn’t too good on immigration either.

Hope that helps.


27 posted on 04/13/2011 4:52:32 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pawlenty is like Mr. Rogers without the charisma. He is vapid.


28 posted on 04/13/2011 4:59:24 PM PDT by Puddleglum (dance with the horse that brung ya)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
To 24 - What's this "if she runs"? How many times have you and your wee group here ridiculed people for not seeing that Palin 'has been running since the last election'*. You feckers calling anyone, sarcastically, "psychic" is rich.

* Of course when questions are asked of Palin that may be 'uncomfortable' the standard response is 'why should she respond, she hasn't announced that she's running?'

You people are an utter embarrassment to Sarah Palin.

29 posted on 04/13/2011 6:18:12 PM PDT by jla
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To: jla

I’d get banned in a New York minute for telling you what I really think, but I do ask you not to post to me anymore as I will not respond as long as I remember your cute little screen name.


30 posted on 04/13/2011 6:27:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ('As a kid, I got three meals a day: Oatmeal, miss-a-meal, and no meal.' Mr. T)
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To: factmart; EveningStar

my bad, I was sure ES was a girl


31 posted on 04/13/2011 7:31:48 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012, PLEASE LORD)
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To: factmart; Friendofgeorge
He’s already donating money to Zero.

I have donated only to Republicans - twice. The first time was to the McCain-Palin 2008 campaign - because of the presence of Palin. The second time was to Joe Wilson.

32 posted on 04/13/2011 8:00:04 PM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: RichInOC
Unfortunately, Roddy was born in Saskatoon, so that’s not happening.

But Obama has already set a 'precedent' (and if one doesn't think that is what the plan was, then one isn't seeing the big picture) which overrides the Natural Born Citizen Requirement.

33 posted on 04/14/2011 1:44:51 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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To: RichInOC

I’ll tell you a little secret.

If it hadn’t been for Sarah Palin as VP, the DEMS would have run with Hillary. Once they saw that Palin’s popularity outshone Hillary’s, they decided to switch from a GENDER based race, to a RACE based race.


34 posted on 04/14/2011 2:06:24 PM PDT by UCANSEE2
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