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Tim Pawlenty chief says Michele Bachmann won't last over long haul
Pollutico ^ | Sunday July 23, 2011 | Jonathan Martin

Posted on 07/24/2011 2:26:58 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

Tim Pawlenty manager Nick Ayers sent a blast email today to supporters making the case why Iowans will rally to the former Minnesota governor and Michele Bachmann will fade.

After reiterating Pawlenty's accomplishments in St. Paul, Ayers wrote: "This doesn't make great fodder for cable news but as more Republican primary voters start to tune in to the race, they are finding out that the Governor’s record and message will stand the test a brutal campaign. Other candidates’ records (or lack thereof), and plans for the future (or lack thereof) won't."

The manager also claimed they "had a record week of straw poll sign-ups."

[....]

...He successfully made the case, that in 2008, voters elected a member of Congress with no executive experience. We can’t afford the cost of inexperience any longer, and Iowans get are getting that. He also made the case that we have a leading candidate for President who is running from his record and another who doesn't have a record. Governor Pawlenty is proud of his record. Iowans got that, too.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
KEYWORDS: bachmann; backstabberromney; iowa; liefrommartin; martin4dnc; martin4romney; michelebachmann; minnesota; pawlenty; politicoflack; politicoprrep; pollutico4romney; romneyatwork; romneydirtytrick; romneyrumor; smellslikemitt; timpawlenty; tpaw

1 posted on 07/24/2011 2:27:01 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Did the e-mail reach all 14 of his supporters?


2 posted on 07/24/2011 2:29:42 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Bigtigermike

I’d easily wager she will last longer than you RINO Paw. =.=


3 posted on 07/24/2011 2:29:48 PM PDT by cranked
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To: Bigtigermike

Shut up Tim, you’re giving me a headache now.


4 posted on 07/24/2011 2:32:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Bigtigermike
Statement: "Tim Pawlenty chief says Michele Bachmann won't last over long haul

Response: So far she is winning by a head!

5 posted on 07/24/2011 2:36:01 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Bigtigermike

“Tim Pawlenty manager Nick Ayers sent a blast email today to supporters making the case why Iowans will rally to the former Minnesota governor and Michele Bachmann will fade. “

Attacking the messenger of why RINOs like TPaw are doomed to fail isn’t going to make him look any more attractive than he already ISN’T.


6 posted on 07/24/2011 2:38:08 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Bigtigermike

I don’t know much about Pawlenty, and Bachmann hasn’t done much for me, but I will say this.

When someone’s first impulse is to tell you what is wrong with an opposing candidate, instead of telling you first what is good about them, your radar should go up.

It is like going shopping for a car. When all a dealer can do is tear down their competition, instead of telling you what their car can do better for you...it isn’t a good sign.


7 posted on 07/24/2011 2:38:50 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Bigtigermike
Tim Pawlenty chief says Michele Bachmann won't last over long haul

Speak for yourself, Timmy Ten Minutes.

8 posted on 07/24/2011 2:39:11 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: cripplecreek

“Shut up Tim, you’re giving me a headache now”.

Tiny Tim has become tiresome Tim.


9 posted on 07/24/2011 2:40:35 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Bigtigermike
Anyone have any question who leaked the Migrain story to the Daily Caller? Pawlenty is turning into a real sleaze ball sort of guy. Maybe if he showed signs of a pulse and wasn't a coward, i.e.; backing away from the "Obamnycare" attack. Pawlenty is a dull hack.


10 posted on 07/24/2011 2:40:46 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cripplecreek

What Tpaw, Obmama and most of the others don’t seem
to understand is that the American voter is kind of
tired of “executive experience” screwing them in the
butt and that most would just as soon have a bagboy
from Pigglywiggly be President as long as he told
the truth, dealt with them in a straight forward
manner, and had at least an ounce of common sense.


11 posted on 07/24/2011 2:41:32 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’ll take Bachmann over that limp noodle any day of the week.


12 posted on 07/24/2011 2:41:48 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: tet68

As Herman cain has said.

How’s that workin out for ya?

LOL


13 posted on 07/24/2011 2:46:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Right Brother

She’s raised how many kids? I don’t think T-paw could short haul her lunch box.


14 posted on 07/24/2011 2:53:54 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Interesting the article does NOT say Bachmann directly.

Sounds like another Martin-Romney-Soros-Pollutico dirty trick.

“And The Most Irresponsible Journalist Award Goes to The Politico’s Jonathan Martin!
So tell me, how do you write a “news” story about an organization paying for a speaker when you don’t even know if the organization is paying for the speaker?
Ask “journalist” Jonathan Martin. He knows all about it.
You see, Jonny wrote a piss poor story the other day about how the Iowa Family Policy Center will be paying a large speaker fee if Sarah Palin comes to Iowa to keynote the IFPC’s fall funderaiser.
The only problem is that Jonny has no sources confirming that any exorbitant fee is being charged or paid.
Jonny also got some inside info from David Kochel, who was a top aide to former (and future) presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
Hey Dave, didn’t I just read a story about how Mitt Romney tried to buy off the Iowa Christian Alliance?
I heard you helped facilitate that little scheme. And somehow you are shocked at the thought of a well-known political figure (who very likely isn’t running for president) getting paid a speaker’s fee for (gasp) a public speaking appearance? ..
and then we’ve got Tim Albrecht quoted. He was the Iowa spokesman for Romney’s 2008 caucus campaign.”
And it always seemed like, whenever the Romney people had rumors they wanted to start about other candidates,
Jonny was their go-to guy to get those rumors in writing in front of a national audience.


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



15 posted on 07/24/2011 2:56:26 PM PDT by Diogenesis (No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. - Mark Twain)
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To: Bigtigermike

This guy Pawlenty should save his nasty remarks for the Democrats.

When he had the chance he FADED himself.


16 posted on 07/24/2011 3:01:38 PM PDT by chatham
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To: Bigtigermike

This guy Pawlenty should save his nasty remarks for the Democrats.

When he had the chance he FADED himself.


17 posted on 07/24/2011 3:01:48 PM PDT by chatham
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To: cranked

I’d easily wager she will last longer than you RINO Paw. =.=

PawPaw is already done. His campaign ended the night of the GOP, where he looked like a coward. He and Gingrich should write a book, and do video showings with Calista.


18 posted on 07/24/2011 3:05:43 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Bigtigermike

whatta joke.


19 posted on 07/24/2011 3:15:10 PM PDT by ken21 (liberal + rino progressive media hate palin, bachman, cain...)
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To: Bigtigermike

Pot calling a kettle black...


20 posted on 07/24/2011 3:16:33 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Bigtigermike

Tim Pawlenty obviously isn’t smart enough to direct his comments towards the left. Seems he’s dissing Bachmann more than necessary.

I doubt he’ll get very far, when all is said and done.


21 posted on 07/24/2011 3:22:09 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Bigtigermike

Tim who???


22 posted on 07/24/2011 3:22:29 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Tim Pawlenty is really starting to annoy me.

Granted, this was his campaign chief, and not Tim himself, but his entire campaign message is starting to resemble the yapping annoyance of hyperactive poodle.

Of all the contenders real and potential, he is coming in close to dead last in my estimation. Only Mitt and Newt are doing worse.


23 posted on 07/24/2011 3:23:09 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: rlmorel

Precisely!

TPaw hasn’t and never did have a chance in hell.

I like Bachmann’s grit and conservatisim, but there is just something about Minnesota politicians that makes you wonder, even about the good ones.


24 posted on 07/24/2011 3:46:35 PM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: Bigtigermike
• According to a 1,000 sample size poll in Iowa this week — we are now in second place — ahead of Romney, behind Bachmann.

The poll was not referenced. One suspects that it might be "well-stuffed", eh?

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25 posted on 07/24/2011 3:52:04 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Grunthor
...over that limp noodle...

Damn...and we were gonna have spaghetti for dinner tonight.

"Hey honey...get out those steaks...I want mine rare!"

26 posted on 07/24/2011 3:56:59 PM PDT by moovova (Obama rolled up his sleeves...and cut 2 strokes off his golf score.)
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To: Bigtigermike
“Tim Pawlenty chief says Michele Bachmann won't last over long haul”

This is why we have the caucus/primary system. So we can see people exhibit their poor judgment saying garbage like this.
Pawlenty seems to have a thing for going after Bachmann. Stupid choice. His handlers are idiots.

27 posted on 07/24/2011 4:03:13 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: HereInTheHeartland
A clear violation of Reagan's 11th commandment. I am not interested in what Pawlenty thinks of Bachmann, I want to know what he thinks on the issues of the day. I will vote for a candidate, not against one. So far, none have stepped out to gain my vote.
28 posted on 07/24/2011 4:19:02 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Russ
” I am not interested in what Pawlenty thinks of Bachmann, I want to know what he thinks on the issues of the day. I will vote for a candidate, not against one. “

All very good points. We need to remember that in the general election. If we just “run against Obama”; we will lose.

I liked Reagans “It's Morning in America” theme. That's the type of thing conservatives need to stand for. Even though he used in a re election theme; we still should run a positive forward looking campaign. There is plenty of good in this country left.
I could see Palin running that way.

29 posted on 07/24/2011 4:25:34 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: Bigtigermike

I barely remember Pawlenty from the debates and nothing he said, only vaguely remembering him as somebody who kinda looked like Bob Saget from “America’s Funniest Home Videos”.
Hang it up, dude.


30 posted on 07/24/2011 4:38:55 PM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Pawlenty seems to have a thing for going after Bachmann.”

That is simply because TPaw is, by far, the most inversely affected by Bachmann’s increasingly good fortune.

First off, he counted on doing well early in neighboring Iowa. But she was born there and is more their type of conservative. And is whooping his ass there.

But that is not the big reason. TPaw could at least hope (and cross his little TClaws) that the eventual Republican prez nominee might pick him for VP if he can get a respectable percentage of primary votes. However, if that nominee is Michele, then TPaw is the FIRST one eliminated for VP consideration.

No MN/MN ticket is going to happen.

(Unless maybe the Franken/Body 3rd party ticket takes off.)

“His handlers are idiots.”

I have a personal high regard for TPaw’s main guy, Vin Webber. Don’t know if he is the one driving this. I would doubt it.

I also don’t know why the silly Rove/Rollins/Romney conspiracy theories never mention the fact that Vin was Romney’s guy last cycle. Now TPaw’s.

Hmmmm.... Romney promised TPaw the VP if he can take down Michele.... yeah, yeah, now I see it... VIN WEBBER is #2 from Austin TPowers... clean looking and professional, but ready at any moment to push Bachmann into Romeny’s tank of sharks wearing frickin laser beams.


31 posted on 07/24/2011 7:06:50 PM PDT by BuddhaBrown (Path to enlightenment: Four right turns, then go straight until you see the Light!)
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To: BuddhaBrown
TPaw has, to use the favorite talking head term — No Gravitas. Bye, bye, TPaw.
32 posted on 07/24/2011 7:22:49 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Bigtigermike

Pawlenty may be right but his IMPLICATION that pawlenty is long term viable is laughable.


34 posted on 07/25/2011 5:09:27 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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