Skip to comments.Will Republican Race’s First in Be the First Out?
Posted on 07/07/2011 7:28:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
AMES, Iowa Tim Pawlenty was first in line to enter the Republican presidential race. He is now fighting to avoid becoming the earliest major candidate to be shown the door.
No contender for the Republican nomination has followed the conventional playbook more than Mr. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota who began introducing himself two years ago during a prospecting trip to Iowa. Yet his path has been complicated by fresher faces, an unruly nominating contest and a handful of missteps that swallowed his summer momentum.
The voting will not open for at least six months, but Mr. Pawlenty knows that his performance at the Iowa Straw Poll on Aug. 13 fair or not will help determine whether his candidacy accelerates or lands in the annals of Republican presidential hopefuls like Elizabeth Dole, Lamar Alexander and Dan Quayle whose campaigns were extinguished here.....
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And take Rick and Mitt with you Timmy.
Yep, a horse cav caracole against squad automatic weapons got phased out of the playbook for the same reason. It got you slaughtered.
The old playbook is broke for conservative voters. Candidates might want to tack to the right if they want to win.
I don't care about Pawlenty one way or the other, but this handful of idiot bumpkins making so much of a difference, this just isn't right.
No need. Rick and Mitt are doing a pretty good job of eliminating themselves. So will T-Paw. It’s just a matter of time. Buy some popcorn. Sit back and enjoy the show.
Meanwhile, the wise candidate is keeping her powder dry, and watching all the rest destroy themselves.
Take your time Sarah, they’re thinning the field for your grand entry.
Mitt scares me. If he becomes the nominee, I’ll write someone in or stay home.
When will a candidate finally have the guts to call out this stupid primary system?
Yep. A dumb tradition if there ever was one. And not harmless. The stupid ethanol scam owes much of it's staying power to it.
Sarah is pefectly happy with her current lifestyle.
Her grand entry will come when she officially endorses Rick Perry.
MAY 31, 2011 .... Palin plugs Perry: "I really like him" .... Unprompted, Sarah Palin brought up Rick Perry's name yesterday as a strong presidential candidate. "I think he would be a fine candidate.... we have a lot in common. I really like him.
"That's why I am supporting Governor Rick Perry for re-election. He does what is right regardless of whether it is popular. He walks the walk of a true conservative. And he sticks to his guns and you know how I feel about guns!" ...... Sarah Palin, January 17, 2009
Your angry, flamboyant posts make you seem insecure, as though you are compensating for something.
Like him or not, I do give him credit for being a smart man and not overly wasteful with his money. Remember how quickly he bailed after Super Tuesday 2008?
That was his high water mark.
... only in your dreams.
Ya'll have a nice day now.
“Meanwhile, the wise candidate is keeping her powder dry, and watching all the rest destroy themselves....Take your time Sarah, theyre thinning the field for your grand entry.”
That’s the way I see it too....In the meantime “She’s not running”.....”She’s old news”......”Her 15 minutes are up”....It will be a firestorm of coverage when she announces.....Everyone else will become obsolete.....
What a load of crap.
This whole gong show of "exploring", "declaring", "running" two years or more before the election is the enemy's game.
I don't think TPaw is a strong man or a strong candidate, but the LSM obviously wants to be n the role of saying who's in, who's out, who has a chance, who has no chance - and whatever they say, they ain't saying it for love of country.
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