Skip to comments.Pawlenty quits as Romney campaign co-chair
Posted on 09/20/2012 7:45:15 AM PDT by Vaquero
Tim Pawlenty quit as co-chair of Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Thursday to become one of Wall Street's top lobbyists in Washington. Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota, will lead the Financial Services Roundtable.
The move came with Romney's campaign struggling to find its stride with just seven weeks left before Election Day. Polls show the former Massachusetts governor running neck and neck with President Barack Obama in a contest both sides predict will be very close
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I read it as “Wall Street types would not blow their money on a top Republican as a lobbyist if the smart money was expecting a Democrat to win”
Well, if he is responsible for the milquetoast approach, good riddance to him!
Wall Street Lobbyist....wonderful.
Neck and neck, just like 1980 and 1984 were up until election eve. ; )
I read it as winner Romney is placing people where he needs them
“Wall Street”. Terrific imaging. Couldn’t Pawlenty have waited 2 months to announce this?
Pawlenty going to be lobbyist just tells me he was special interest guy from the start. For once will someone run that has the American people interest first. The debt these politician have created is unheard of.
They are all whores.
I think the so-called Milquetoast method is working. The MSM and Dems are massaging the numbers for all its worth and they still cannot make a winner out of Barrack.
If Mitt Romney were to take the powerful approach, as you suggest, he’d likely lose most of his independent support, who are reluctant Republicans at best.
I read it as campaign shake-up. Pawlenty was running a McCain style campaign, and I think Mitt knows he has to start throwing punches. This is addition by subtraction.
Damn, if Romney loses by THAT much, that truly says volumes about the mindset of this country.
Further proof that being in government is a stepping stone to the ultimate goal, becoming a lobbyist.
may be a nice guy, but he seems ineffectual.
Who really unchained Wall Street?
Bush - 1,300 convictions;
Clinton - 1,000 convictions;
Obama - Zero attempts.
some whores are more whorish than others...
And to think many wanted him as the GOP candidate.
Pawlenty was worthless anyway. And his timing is always bad. He quit the presidential race, not after any actual votes were cast, but after a straw poll was cast. Had he stayed, he may have rallied support as all of the others did.
Romney’s probably better off without his moderate advice. He has enough of his own, after all.
“For once will someone run that has the American people interest first.”
Keep hope alive. It’s a depressing scene. Is this how the fall of Rome felt?
That explains the unfocused message.
Tim P yawn lenty? WHO CARES?
He needs to call in Newt and Trump.
One RINO abandoning another.
Good observation, Buckeye. Pawlenty was always about as interesting as watching paint dry. Romney has an ample number of advisors in that category as it is.
I think that HE wanted him as the GOP candidate.
But,he did give us Al Franken.
Ding Ding Ding....
Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.
Absolutely. See ya Tim.
What will the Pawlians say?
Milquetoast Tim GoodNplenty Pawlenty
...still has sour grapes, he wasn’t the VP pick.
Pawlenty wasn’t able to run a good national campaign for himself. It boggles the mind to think he’d run a good one for someone else.
In any case, the unrelenting attack on the republican candidate by the media has been forecast by anyone with half a brain.
As always, the republican strategy to overcome that is to complain that journalists just aren’t fair.
Unbelievable. The republican strategy is to whine.
Would someone please put a general who understands warfare in charge of this campaign? They understand information war and will come up with “other-than-whining” strategies to deal with it.
I’d go after Schoomaker, Keane, or Franks.
Look at today’s Ras. It finally is having an impact. That said, I strongly believe it will be short-lived.
But, it still is a bit of a concern.
Sounds good to me. Ever since Romney won the nomination, his campaigning effectiveness has evaporated. Whatever changed needs to be changed again.
What will R+R do without such dynamic, exiting, influence. zZzzzzzzzzzz... Anyone with a pulse could do a better job.
I read it as he wants to make money and the campaign doesn’t need him that much.
Just damn! What will R+R do without that wet sock stumping for them?
I strongly doubt Pawlenty ran anything. He was a politician co-chair. Further, if anyone actually reported on Romney he is not milquetoast at all, criticizes Obama every day.
thought it was BO Pawlenty?(showing my age I suppose)
I suppose it does kinda suck to be more conservative than your boss, when he’s running for President.
I’ll tell you how to read it.
A caller to Rush’s show yesterday called attention to the RINOs that were running Romney’s campaign, and Rush noted that they wouldn’t be there without Romney’s acceptance.
I think Mitt was listening, and asked Pawlenty to step down.
Who is running that has the American peoples interest first? Not Romney. He had his staffers start the first attacks on Sarah Palin in hopes that the GOP would lose and he would not have to wait 8 yrs to run again. He got his wish we got Obama. He either did not believe Obama was that bad for the Country or did not care. Romneys special interest is himself.
John Bolton would be awesome.
Yeah. We saw how McCain made out.
I heard that too....you’re correct.
A politician thrown out has to find a job and usually one that pays well. End of story.
If there is more to the story, (shaping policy for example) I hope it was that his milquetoast cautionary advice was at odds with Mitt's pending aggressiveness.
Romney is sounding quite conservative at heart, as I've been speculating for months. Now we need to see more of his deepest held conservative convictions on display on the campaign trail. Pawlenty couldn't help him there, IF that's the plan. It had better be. I'm still confident of a landslide,
Yup. I agree. And that 47% line probably brought in more donations and support from grassroots conservatives than anything else Mittens has done or said to date.
Meant to add that seeing hearing that 47% percent bit was the first time I was actually enthused about voting for Romney. Before it, I was figuring on pulling the lever while holding my nose.
He needs to call in Newt and Trump.”
I would love to see him hire Newt to do a formalized weekly press briefing on his half. Would keep MSM busy doing a compare and contrast.