I didn’t know how close the race was in Minn, I just assumed that most candidates have a good shot in their home state. However Tim Pawlenty is a solid conservative and could pressure McCain into upholding his promise on securing the border. For that I still think he would be a good choice for VP.
I’ve got nothing against him except that he’s a global warmer. But who isn’t these days? (Just all of us normal people I guess...)
If Pawlenty really did state on the record, that he would serve out his current term as gov and then goes runs as vp, the majority of the voters in this state would probably not vote for him. (if he was a dem. then the majority probably would but he’s not) This state does have a record of not supporting people who don’t follow through on statements like that...just my observation. He would NOT guarantee this state.