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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

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To: rollo tomasi

He’s waiting for the debates. If Romney kills Obama during the debates, which seems likely as Obama has done little to prepare for them, while Romney has done nothing but prepare for them. He will then spend the entire month of October doing ad blitzes to deliver the coup de grace.

The Democrats have been doing what you are suggesting, ever since it was likely that Romney was going to win the nomination, and it has had little effect of pushing Obama over the top.

People are generally most affected by political adscduring the last two weeks of a campaign.


101 posted on 09/20/2012 4:38:15 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Vaquero

Hey Romney, hire Newt Gingrich!


102 posted on 09/20/2012 4:39:09 PM PDT by Taggart_D
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To: TurboZamboni

Great reference post - Thanks.


103 posted on 09/20/2012 4:42:50 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: OneWingedShark

You know I “get” where you are coming from about Romney,
he was my very last choice over Obama. But I think you
do not have a hope that the congress will change anything.
They have abdicated any power they have by letting Obama
get away with the crap that he’s done already.

I see only a very small hope that Romney can get anything
fixed either, but I’ll vote for him over the thing in the
white hut now.


104 posted on 09/20/2012 4:53:15 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: OneWingedShark

You know I “get” where you are coming from about Romney,
he was my very last choice over Obama. But I think you
do not have a hope that the congress will change anything.
They have abdicated any power they have by letting Obama
get away with the crap that he’s done already.

I see only a very small hope that Romney can get anything
fixed either, but I’ll vote for him over the thing in the
white hut now.


105 posted on 09/20/2012 4:53:23 PM PDT by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: Jonty30
The debates are so watered down with talking points that they are relegated to impotence (The whole/current set up btw, not debates in general). I just hope an October blitz happens (Which I am expecting).

I recently spent 6 months living in Florida and all I saw were Obama ads ad nausea. When I got back to Texas I was relieved to be away from a "battle ground" State but even in Texas I am getting pesky Obama ads non stop.

Obama's disingenuous ads can prove effective for those only getting info from the alphabet networks.

Just hope Romney's team steps up to the plate and swing for home runs; Obama's Presidency sure has lobbed a lot of floaters waiting to be crushed out of the park.
106 posted on 09/20/2012 4:54:44 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Great info... a keeper. Thank you.


107 posted on 09/20/2012 4:57:59 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Orange1998

I can’t stand him, never could yet I’ve never met him nor know anything about him. I guess it’s because he reminds me of someone whose a suck-up.


108 posted on 09/20/2012 5:00:06 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: editor-surveyor

Pawlenty (thankfully) gone, punches being thrown by Mitt. Co-een-kee-dink? I think not.


109 posted on 09/20/2012 5:01:19 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Vaquero

Some rats should be pushed.


110 posted on 09/20/2012 5:31:13 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: epluribus_2

*Snicker*


111 posted on 09/20/2012 6:34:10 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: Vaquero
Don't know how to read this.

I'd read it as MYTH WHITE HORSE GOD FROM KOLOB ROMNEY is a degenerate pathetic con man liar and coward and "Bishop" from the mormon cult and LOUSY candidate from a party of blue blood country clubbers with greedy pulled back wives, and even "TPAWL" (whatever the heck that was supposed too be) realizes it.

Doesn't matter which faction of the Washingtonians are in control,collapse is inevitable.

Only thing too be worked out is how much they steal and extort from us before they go under.

112 posted on 09/20/2012 7:04:23 PM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: Vaquero

3-1 odds I get zotted TONIGHT at Free Republic.

[Yes...Work was THAT bad today.I only have three Sam Adams left and Glengarry GlenRoss is playing on the DVD player.]


113 posted on 09/20/2012 7:19:51 PM PDT by bigoil (Study Thy Nixon)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Tim, we hardly knew ye

Posted on September 20 2012 - 4:04 PM - Posted by: | Follow Doug on Twitter!

I’m not sure how to interpret this.

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has resigned as a national co-chairman of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to lobby for Wall Street. He has also ruled out a run for governor or Senate in Minnesota in 2014.

The Financial Services Roundtable announced Thursday that Pawlenty will become its new president and chief executive officer on November 1. Pawlenty adviser Brian McClung told The Associated Press that Pawlenty ruled out the races as he prepared to take the job heading the Wall Street lobbying group.

“With this new position, Governor Pawlenty is taking off the table running for U.S. Senate or governor in 2014,” McClung said in an email. Pawlenty did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

Pawlenty was an early entrant in the Republican presidential campaign, but he ended his bid last year after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. He was also a finalist to be Romney’s vice presidential running mate.

I can think of four possibilities. In order of likelihood (least likely to most likely), they are as follows:

A) T-Paw believes Romney will win but won’t give him a plum job in his administration. This is hard for me to swallow. Pawlenty has been on board Team Mitt since he lost a straw poll to Michele Bachmann (remember her). And who can forget T-Paw’s the Iowa Straw Poll. And who can forget T-Paw’s refusal to confront Romney after his clever “Obamneycare” construction. Pawlenty had Mitt in his crosshairs over Romneycare and gave him a free pass without so much as a whimper. Mitt rewards loyalty (how else can we explain that incompetents like Andrea Saul and Eric Fehrnstrom still have jobs) and would certainly, in my opinion, have given T-Paw a prime job in his administration.

B) T-Paw was simply miffed at being “passed over” for the VP slot for the second time in as many elections. That can’t be good for the ego.

C) T-Paw, the self-described ”Sam’s Club Republican” has had a change of heart, and decided that he’d rather join that ”big triangle of greed” about which he once spoke rather than rail against it. Becoming a banking industry lobbyist offered him a symbolic and dramatic way to illustrate that change. Kind of like ripping the band aid off in one swift motion rather than slowly peeling it away.

D) Having seen the latest polling data and intrade trends – and the disarray inside the Romney camp — T-Paw has decided to flee the sinking ship while he could. He’s afraid that being associated with the Romney campaign will not be much of a resume enhancer … quite the opposite. (Think Steve Schmidt and the McCain campaign). The lobbying gig presented him with an irresistible life raft, so to speak, and T-Paw jumped into it head first.

Is there an option E that I missed? I’m open to possibilities.

114 posted on 09/20/2012 7:49:14 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Pawlenty?

Is that Looser still around?

He is just pissed He isn’t getting some sweet Position in the New Administration....


115 posted on 09/20/2012 7:53:50 PM PDT by LtKerst
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To: brightright
His choice to help Obama win shows his true character.


116 posted on 09/20/2012 8:52:50 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: NonValueAdded

You beat me to the punch!!!!


117 posted on 09/20/2012 9:14:46 PM PDT by RightLady (Take out the trash Nov 6th)
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Who’s Pawlenty?


118 posted on 09/20/2012 10:28:50 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: Vaquero

The MSM has made sure to include that Romney is “struggling in polls” in this story.

But I honestly think Pawlenty has been bitter ever since he was denied the VP slot


119 posted on 09/20/2012 10:56:38 PM PDT by CountryClassSF
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120 posted on 09/20/2012 11:20:16 PM PDT by NoRedTape
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To: listenhillary

“John Bolton would be awesome.”

Bolton is already working for Romney as a senior national security advisor. My guess is Romney is lining Bolton up for Secretary of State or some other important post, like Homeland Security chief.


122 posted on 09/21/2012 12:37:54 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: devolve

Really! It’s a pity he didn’t go further on, the same with many of the others, like Mr. Cain, Mr. Perry, Mr. Santorum,...


123 posted on 09/21/2012 1:36:30 AM PDT by dsutah
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To: OneWingedShark; All
I used to feel the way you do and I used the same smug arguments to avoid having to make hard choices. Then 911 happened and I reevaluated all the work I had done for the Libertarian Party.

Realistically, what I had done was insure that more leftists got elected. The real fight is in the media. The MSM controlled the country far more than politicians did because they decided what were the issues and what the fights were about.

Now we are building enough new media to counteract them and to start restoring the Constitution. It will not happen with Obama, but Romney at least can be pressured from our side, and has a chance of selecting supreme court appointees that have some respect for the Constitution.

You will do what you will, but after 911, I gave up on being a smug moralist who was above the dirty political conflict, and concentrated on what can actually have an effect.

The media is the biggest change we can make. Just posting on freerepublic shows that you are engaged on that front. But, the new media has to have material that can be pushed the right way. A Romney administration can be pushed in the right direction. Obama will do everything he can to destroy the new media.

124 posted on 09/21/2012 4:01:34 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: henkster

And Rahm Emanuel quit as Obama’s Co-chair. This is meaningless, it was an honorary position. Clearly the lobbying firm is anticipating a GOP win.


125 posted on 09/21/2012 4:02:58 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: frogjerk

CBS showed battleground states last night with MAJOR tilt to Obamabozo. ??


126 posted on 09/21/2012 6:43:04 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

Thank you for your responsible rebuttle. If we lose this election, God help us all.


127 posted on 09/21/2012 6:51:28 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: brightright

So you’re “ax grinding” is about Palin. Get over it.


128 posted on 09/21/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: NavVet

Emanuel had a better offer: Mayor of Chicago.


129 posted on 09/21/2012 7:11:53 AM PDT by sarasota
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To: NonValueAdded

Pawlenty seems milquetoast to me each time I watch him. So glad he is not the VP nominee.


130 posted on 09/21/2012 7:25:04 AM PDT by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: sarasota

No. I mention her because she was the one he attacked. I am amazed that people were so upset about the MSM and others because of their attacks on her think it was fine for him to do so. He was not running against her. His only reason was so he could run again in 4 years instead of 8. Romney;s ego helped give us Obama and 4 miserable years. If you want to thank him for the damage done that is your choice. Bit of a double standard, you hate Obama but love the guy who helped put him in office. You liberals will win this election no matter who gets elected.


131 posted on 09/21/2012 7:42:30 AM PDT by brightright
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To: EGPWS
Neck and neck, just like 1980 and 1984 were up until election eve!

EXACTLY! In 1980 at this point in the race, Carter was about 30 points ahead

I never liked Pawlenty. He's too mild mannered with no cape to back him up in a fight. We don't need Clark Kent, we need the alter ego. While Mittens doesn't exactly fit the bill, he's infinitely better than the Lex Luthor in the WH now.

132 posted on 09/21/2012 12:46:42 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: sarasota

Emanuel only quit as co-chair recently, long after he had been elected Mayor of Chicagoland.


133 posted on 09/22/2012 12:19:54 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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