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).
So basically another RINO? Sheesh.
Red State pulled this out of their a$$.
This whole thing has been too well orchestrated to end with Pawlenty.
McCain does not want the name leaked tonight and I don’t think it’s gonna be. From what I’m reading around all the blogs, it sounds like he’s picked someone that isn’t even on the radar, meaning Not the following:
Agreed though that it is a bad choice. However, if it’s true, the silver lining is that he didn’t pick Slick Willard.
Lovely Michelle Steele is on FoxNews.com
So he's like McCain, which makes the choice explainable.
Not as bad a pick for him as Biden for Obama, but Biden at least has energy. Does Pawlenty?
Doesn't hurt McCain because those already supporting him despite protestations they'll stay home without a real conservative as VP are full of hot air. They said they wouldn't support McCain, and they caved. Won't help him because Pawlenty's probably not exciting enough to appeal to the Dem women and not conservative enough to get those still holding out onboard. Safe pick in line with McCain's own values that maintains the status quo. If this is true, McCain must be confident he can remain competitive and doesn't need an added edge.
Hoping it ain’t him. I’m not convinced yet.