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Pawlenty quits as Romney campaign co-chair
Yahoo! News ^ | 9-20-2012 | Olivier Knox

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: anotheratthetrough; pawlenty; romney; romney2012; romneycochair; wallstreet
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Dont know how to read this....obviously the MSM reads this as rats jumping ship....
1 posted on 09/20/2012 7:45:21 AM PDT by Vaquero
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To: Vaquero

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”


2 posted on 09/20/2012 7:46:19 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Vaquero

Well, if he is responsible for the milquetoast approach, good riddance to him!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 7:46:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Taranto: "The whole point of the metaphor is that if you can hear the whistle, you're the dog.")
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To: Vaquero

Wall Street Lobbyist....wonderful.


4 posted on 09/20/2012 7:47:20 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Vaquero
Polls show the former Massachusetts governor running neck and neck with President Barack Obama in a contest both sides predict will be very close

LOL!

Neck and neck, just like 1980 and 1984 were up until election eve. ; )

5 posted on 09/20/2012 7:47:23 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Vaquero

I read it as winner Romney is placing people where he needs them


6 posted on 09/20/2012 7:48:19 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Vaquero

“Wall Street”. Terrific imaging. Couldn’t Pawlenty have waited 2 months to announce this?


7 posted on 09/20/2012 7:49:28 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Vaquero

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.


8 posted on 09/20/2012 7:50:14 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Orange1998

They are all whores.


9 posted on 09/20/2012 7:50:44 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


10 posted on 09/20/2012 7:50:50 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: NonValueAdded

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.


11 posted on 09/20/2012 7:52:13 AM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: EGPWS
Neck and neck, just like 1980 and 1984 were up until election eve. ;)

Damn, if Romney loses by THAT much, that truly says volumes about the mindset of this country.

12 posted on 09/20/2012 7:53:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Vaquero

Further proof that being in government is a stepping stone to the ultimate goal, becoming a lobbyist.


13 posted on 09/20/2012 7:54:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Vaquero
Tim Pawlenty

may be a nice guy, but he seems ineffectual.

14 posted on 09/20/2012 8:01:27 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your teaching is my delight.)
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To: dfwgator

Who really unchained Wall Street?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2919263/posts

Bush - 1,300 convictions;

Clinton - 1,000 convictions;

Obama - Zero attempts.

some whores are more whorish than others...


15 posted on 09/20/2012 8:02:00 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Vaquero

And to think many wanted him as the GOP candidate.


16 posted on 09/20/2012 8:03:21 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Wealth = Net Worth ///// Income = Net Work)
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To: Vaquero

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.


17 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Orange1998

“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?


18 posted on 09/20/2012 8:06:22 AM PDT by quesney (e)
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To: Vaquero

That explains the unfocused message.


19 posted on 09/20/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: Vaquero

Tim P yawn lenty? WHO CARES?


20 posted on 09/20/2012 8:08:16 AM PDT by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Vaquero

He needs to call in Newt and Trump.


21 posted on 09/20/2012 8:09:11 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Vaquero

One RINO abandoning another.


22 posted on 09/20/2012 8:12:40 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Support hate crime laws: Because some victims are more equal than others.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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.


23 posted on 09/20/2012 8:14:20 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: stocksthatgoup

I think that HE wanted him as the GOP candidate.


24 posted on 09/20/2012 8:16:33 AM PDT by rhubarbk
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To: Vigilanteman

But,he did give us Al Franken.


25 posted on 09/20/2012 8:19:44 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Ding Ding Ding....

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner.


26 posted on 09/20/2012 8:21:11 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: henkster

Absolutely. See ya Tim.


27 posted on 09/20/2012 8:21:55 AM PDT by adc
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To: Revolting cat!

What will the Pawlians say?


28 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: All

Milquetoast Tim GoodNplenty Pawlenty

...still has sour grapes, he wasn’t the VP pick.


29 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:26 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Conservative Economic and National Security Commentary: econus.blogspot.com)
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To: Vaquero; mickie; flaglady47
You can make book on it that both Romney and Ryan gave Phewplenty the heave-ho.....and thank God they did!

Leni

30 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:54 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Vaquero

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.


31 posted on 09/20/2012 8:23:56 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Jonty30

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.


32 posted on 09/20/2012 8:24:15 AM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Vaquero

Sounds good to me. Ever since Romney won the nomination, his campaigning effectiveness has evaporated. Whatever changed needs to be changed again.


33 posted on 09/20/2012 8:24:17 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Vaquero

What will R+R do without such dynamic, exiting, influence. zZzzzzzzzzzz... Anyone with a pulse could do a better job.


34 posted on 09/20/2012 8:25:08 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Vaquero

I read it as he wants to make money and the campaign doesn’t need him that much.


35 posted on 09/20/2012 8:26:43 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Vaquero

Just damn! What will R+R do without that wet sock stumping for them?


36 posted on 09/20/2012 8:27:03 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Vaquero

37 posted on 09/20/2012 8:29:43 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: henkster

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.


38 posted on 09/20/2012 8:30:07 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Bingo. He has access to the internals.
39 posted on 09/20/2012 8:31:05 AM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: rbmillerjr
Milquetoast Tim GoodNplenty Pawlenty

thought it was BO Pawlenty?(showing my age I suppose)


40 posted on 09/20/2012 8:31:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Vaquero

I suppose it does kinda suck to be more conservative than your boss, when he’s running for President.


41 posted on 09/20/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Conservatism is not a matter of convenience.)
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To: Vaquero

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.

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I think Mitt was listening, and asked Pawlenty to step down.
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42 posted on 09/20/2012 8:35:56 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Orange1998

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.


43 posted on 09/20/2012 8:42:31 AM PDT by brightright
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To: Vaquero

John Bolton would be awesome.


44 posted on 09/20/2012 8:44:45 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: henkster

Yeah. We saw how McCain made out.


45 posted on 09/20/2012 8:45:04 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: editor-surveyor

I heard that too....you’re correct.


46 posted on 09/20/2012 8:47:31 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Andrei Bulba
A co-chair's responsibility is to raise money. Job done.

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,

47 posted on 09/20/2012 8:47:46 AM PDT by chiller (First check the poll's Dem/Rep/Ind sampling numbers, then re-think.)
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To: editor-surveyor
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.

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.

48 posted on 09/20/2012 8:49:23 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: old and tired
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.

49 posted on 09/20/2012 8:51:57 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: jersey117

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.


50 posted on 09/20/2012 9:08:02 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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