Skip to comments.Pawlenty impresses Iowans on substance; Group backtracks on Huckabee commitment
Posted on 02/08/2011 9:14:25 AM PST by bigred08
Tim Pawlenty said all the right things during the inaugural Presidential Lecture Series event sponsored by The FAMiLY Leader. A crowd of 150 attendees, plus a dozen media members, gathered at Pella Christian High School early Monday afternoon to listen to the former Minnesota governor. The crowd liked what they heard, but was not blown away by Pawlentys delivery.
If elections were won only on substance, Pawlenty would stand a strong chance in the 2012 Iowa Caucus. However, style matters too. Oratorical skills propelled Barack Obama to the White House in 2008. Pawlenty will need to become a more passionate speaker as the campaign moves forward. He possesses an everyman quality that could endear him to caucus goers, but lacks the soaring rhetoric of Obama, folksy humor of Mike Huckabee, and fiery charisma of Chris Christie.
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Question is, is Pawlenty in it to win it, or is he a stalking horse busting up Huckabee so Huck never gets in the game?
...considering how Iowa swooned over Obama and launched his campaign, I have no confidence in their judgement...Republican or Democrat.
If we had to take a boring Governor, I’d rather have Indiana’s Mitch Daniels.
I don't know. It sure doesn't seem like he has any fire in the belly, no passion whatsoever. I don't know if you have to mirror Obama's charisma, but you have to have at least some charisma, to be believable. Pawlenty has none.
Iowans, as a group, are not well informed. They are sheep that follow the Baaa in front of them.
Pawlenty is a smooth Romney shill, which is even worse than Huck, the liberal Dem in RINO clothing.
PAWLENTY- the governor that made no public outcry while AL FRANKEN stole the US senate seat from Coleman? No thank you...I am looking for politicians with a back bone and a set of you know whats...
We’re trying to beat Obama. What has Pawlenty said or done to make you believe he’s the one?
Why a conservative would vote for Elmer Gantrybee is beyond me.
Pawlenty signs bill increasing ethanol content in gasoline
St. Paul, Minn. Gov. Pawlenty signed the ethanol mandate into law at a gas station that sells E-85, a blend containing 85-percent ethanol.
The new law would double the states current requirement that all gasoline sold in the state contain 10 percent of the corn-based additive.
I bet this would impress them, too.
Either answer is just as good for me. No More Big Spending Republicans, period.
And like the rest of the field, he is spookily silent on the subject of the corrupt banking sector.
Still wide open for me, only Romney and Huckabee are completely off the table.
Sigh. Yes, sadly, what it takes to be president is not only knowledge and good policy, but presence, charisma, and the ability to communicate.
Funny, we DO have a candidate who possesses all of those things, however, guys like Pawlenty and such just don’t seem to want to get behind HER ....hmmmmm.
When she grabs the issue with both hands, the Palin '12 sign goes up in my yard.
According to local talk radio host Steve Deace the following candidates are seen as organizing to win the Iowa Caucuses.
Governor Tim Pawlenty
Palin and Huck are definitely NOT making an effort and Mitt Romney will most likely try to have a small presence late in the game.
I personally think the “stalking horse” stuff is a fragment of overheated imaginations.
...I am looking for politicians with a back bone and a set of you know whats...