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?