This seems to be the growing concensus. The controversy over the number of houses McCain owns appears to have been the final blow to Romney’s chances (Romney has four, himself). Also, polls show that McCain is running very close to Obama in Minnesota, which hasn’t supported a Republican for President since 1972.
If Tim Pawlenty is the choice, that chances are the McCain camp has done a whole swath of polls in Minnesota. And losing that state will cause huge headaches for the Obama campaign.
I don’t see much of a controversy over the number of houses anyone has. Dems tried to make it one, but I have heard ZERO people talking about it other than briefly on the net. Not an issue. And, even if they did bring it up, with the ads McCain is running, I’m sure they have that one handled.
Pawlenty brings nothing to the ticket. A subpar squish who presided over a total wipeout of the MN GOP on his watch (ALL separately elected statewide GOP incumbents, a Congressmember, blowing the U.S. Senate race, loss of the MN House majority (from over 60% down to 36%) and losing 1/3rd of the State Senators). A disaster.
There’s no evidence he’ll put MN in the GOP column since he has NEVER won a majority of the vote in his runs for Governor. BAD choice (not as bad as Slick Willard, but still unacceptable).