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Tim Pawlenty: ‘I’m running for President’
Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 12th | Henry D'Andrea

Posted on 04/12/2011 4:37:29 PM PDT by conservativeforpalin

Former Republican Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told CNN’s Piers Morgan Tuesday he’s in the race.

“I’m running for president,” Pawlenty said in an interview set to air Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on “Piers Morgan Tonight.” “I’m not putting my hat in the ring rhetorically or ultimately for vice president. I’m focused on running for president.”

Pawlenty announced the formation of a presidential exploratory committee last month.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: pawlenty; pawlenty2012
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1 posted on 04/12/2011 4:37:35 PM PDT by conservativeforpalin
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To: conservativeforpalin

Yawn!


2 posted on 04/12/2011 4:39:02 PM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: conservativeforpalin
aside from his epic commercials, pawlenty seems pretty timid as far as criticizing obama.

whoever trashes obama the most gets my vote.

3 posted on 04/12/2011 4:39:51 PM PDT by exist
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To: conservativeforpalin

Not my first choice, but I’ll certainly take him over Obama.


4 posted on 04/12/2011 4:41:44 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: conservativeforpalin

He’ll get the dweeb vote.


5 posted on 04/12/2011 4:42:31 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: conservativeforpalin
I'll take him over Mitt.

I'd take Alfred E. Neuman over Mitt too.

6 posted on 04/12/2011 4:42:33 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Aww, hell! I’m looking for a job.

Cletus is running for President!


7 posted on 04/12/2011 4:42:37 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: conservativeforpalin

It’s amazing to me who all think that they’re fit to be Commander in Chief.


8 posted on 04/12/2011 4:45:07 PM PDT by definitelynotaliberal (There is no native criminal class except Congress. Mark Twain)
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To: LADY J
Woweee!!! The Gov of MN (al franken presiding) is gonna run for President.

I'm given to understand that when asked his impression of the stain, Paw-lenty said, "Ooooo...he's such a big meany!"

Thems fightin' words!

9 posted on 04/12/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: LADY J

Yeah, that was a real Fred Thompson moment for me, too.


10 posted on 04/12/2011 4:46:40 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: conservativeforpalin

The CNN Candidate: Tim Pawlenty!

(WTF?)


11 posted on 04/12/2011 4:47:32 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (0bamanomics: Trickle Up Poverty.)
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To: exist
whoever trashes obama the most gets my vote.

Ditto. I'm strongly opposed to a Trump candidacy, but he's the only one showing any b@llz at the moment.

12 posted on 04/12/2011 4:48:24 PM PDT by fwdude (The world is sleeping in the dark that the Church just can't fight, 'cause it's asleep in the light.)
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To: Logic n' Reason
"Woweee!!! The Gov of MN (al franken presiding) is gonna run for President."

He's a real man of steel!!!!!!!!

That's why he'll NEVER get my vote. My dogs have more backbone!!!

13 posted on 04/12/2011 4:51:09 PM PDT by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: conservativeforpalin
Timothy James Pawlenty

born November 27, 1960 in Saint Paul, MN (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Eugene Joseph Pawlenty, born MN
Virginia Frances Oldenburg, born MN

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Timothy Pawlenty is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN, unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

14 posted on 04/12/2011 4:51:32 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Oh, great. Yet another political pygmy.


15 posted on 04/12/2011 4:52:28 PM PDT by surely_you_jest
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To: Retired Greyhound
Not my first choice, but I’ll certainly take him over Obama.

I'd take - in no particular order - a) a garden slug, b) a 10 day old dead Asian carp wrapped in yesterday's newspaper, c) moe-mar kadafi over the stain any day at all.

Any day!!

16 posted on 04/12/2011 4:52:52 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: Retired Greyhound
Not my first choice, but I’ll certainly take him over Obama.

I'd take - in no particular order - a) a garden slug, b) a 10 day old dead Asian carp wrapped in yesterday's newspaper, c) moe-mar kadafi over the stain any day at all.

Any day!!

17 posted on 04/12/2011 4:53:25 PM PDT by Logic n' Reason ("I'm an expert on life...after shit happens." (Dead Like Me))
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To: conservativeforpalin

Let’s really rile the waters and start a “draft Cheney” movement. He would at least sound like Trump, in point-of-view about Obama, but would be more articulate and communicate with distinction. He too is good with one-line zingers.

All the above is said with a little wistfulness for the ole Cheney style and with a little tongue-in-cheek.


18 posted on 04/12/2011 4:53:25 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: conservativeforpalin

There is a point beyond which I am no longer willing to hold my nose and vote R. Pawlenty straddles that point.


19 posted on 04/12/2011 4:55:48 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Little, yawn, Timmy, yawn, running yawn,zzzzzzzzzzzzz.


20 posted on 04/12/2011 4:57:31 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: conservativeforpalin

Pawlenty must want to be in the Fox News Presidential debate badly.


21 posted on 04/12/2011 4:59:01 PM PDT by Defend Liberty
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To: conservativeforpalin
Campaign poster:


22 posted on 04/12/2011 5:00:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: conservativeforpalin

so far the list of nominees are
newt
romney
pawlenty
bachmann
cain
trump
rand paul if ron paul is not running


23 posted on 04/12/2011 5:01:08 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: gorush

I’m surprised with the responses on this thread, generally...

...can you help me out a bit and cite a few reasons why you dislike like Pawlenty so much; and also, who do you want to see as the GOP candidate instead?


24 posted on 04/12/2011 5:01:17 PM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: LADY J

Pitiful.


26 posted on 04/12/2011 5:09:05 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: lowtaxsmallgov

It is only impressions from what I’ve heard that have me where I am. I anticipate knowing alot more about him prior to my opportunity to pull a lever. Then again, I’m not sure I’ve met anyone to the right of me.


27 posted on 04/12/2011 5:09:14 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: exist

Whomever is the first to call Obama a POS on air, will make me volunteer for that Republican.


28 posted on 04/12/2011 5:12:37 PM PDT by max americana ( NF)
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To: samtheman

Does anyone here want Obama to have another four years to implement Obamacare, appoint supreme court justices, enact more cap and trade by EPA fiat? Does anyone here think that Romney is a conservative candidate or that Trump has a chance in hell of winning? Are there any serious conservative candidates who are officially in the race yet?


29 posted on 04/12/2011 5:17:29 PM PDT by yup2394871293
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To: conservativeforpalin

Okay, I’m not up on Pawlenty background. What’s the good, what’s the bad? Sounds like the negatives are going to outweigh the postives.


30 posted on 04/12/2011 5:17:34 PM PDT by ocr1 (really?.. Really?)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
Besides being elected in a small blue state twice. What has he done. He couldn't protect the state from an office theft by Frankin, He couldn't deliver a Rebubli=can to replace him. Had he done such a great job he would have some accomplishments. What are they. Not being A total failure is not an accomplishment.

I like what he says. But the guy is boring. We need someone that sizzles, or at least seems to have a heart beet.

I want my candidate to put Obama in his place. The Democrats never speak nice of their opponents. We should be ruthless, Obama is a scumbag and not calling him one gets you no respect.

31 posted on 04/12/2011 5:17:34 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Okay, I’m not up on Pawlenty background. What’s the good, what’s the bad? Sounds like the negatives are going to outweigh the postives.


32 posted on 04/12/2011 5:17:42 PM PDT by ocr1 (really?.. Really?)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Yippee, so are 15 others.


33 posted on 04/12/2011 5:19:21 PM PDT by dforest
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To: conservativeforpalin

34 posted on 04/12/2011 5:19:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ocr1

Ack, dreaded double post.


35 posted on 04/12/2011 5:19:36 PM PDT by ocr1 (really?.. Really?)
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To: definitelynotaliberal

The bar has been set pretty low for CIC these days. A manager of your local Rallys could be considered.


36 posted on 04/12/2011 5:21:06 PM PDT by dforest
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To: conservativeforpalin
Another progressive running for president, a great big yawn! His slogan: “I speak softly, and carry a big kiss for anyone who will compromise with me and get these stupid Americans working hard for the central government again!”
37 posted on 04/12/2011 5:28:51 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: ocr1

Somewhere in the republican lineup the progressives are missing their useful idiot!


38 posted on 04/12/2011 5:31:12 PM PDT by paratrooper82 (We are kicking Ass in Afghanistan, soon we will be home to kick some more Asses in Congress!)
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
...can you help me out a bit and cite a few reasons why you dislike like Pawlenty so much; and also, who do you want to see as the GOP candidate instead?

The fact that so few really know much about him is telling. He is okay. Just okay. I think his biggest "skeleton" is that he was once for cap-n-tax. He has since renounced that position.

The problem is, at least so far, he just isn't very inspiring. The minute Palin was chosen as the VP candidate huge crowds turned out for her, the base was energized and fired up to show up at events. Can you remotely imagine that enthusiasm for Pawlenty? I don't think so.

Republicans, conservatives, Tea Party folks are looking for someone that is reasonably inspiring and exciting, someone who can influence people, someone who will take on the left's sacred cows and not just continue working within the currently accepted establishment system. Someone with guts and energy like some of our new crop of Governors who are going directly at the heart of the Democratic Party by taking on the corrupt unions.

Pawlenty may be generally okay, I could perhaps see him as a VP selection, but he just doesn't really fire people up. I'd say he is much better than Romney on policy, but he is equally dull.

It's not that I wouldn't vote for him if he were the nominee, it's just that I wouldn't be particularly excited about it.

39 posted on 04/12/2011 5:31:42 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: conservativeforpalin

When you announce for president and say you are not running for VP then that’s a sure indication you know you don’t have a chance.


40 posted on 04/12/2011 5:37:25 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: ocr1
Want some bad?

I used to be a Pawlenty fan. A week or so ago he was on one of the evening FOX shows (Greta, I think). When asked directly what he thought of the "birth certificate" issue he said it doesn't matter where Obama was born but he's sure Obmama was born in Hawaii and is an American citizen (after all, there was an announcement in the Honolulu paper) so there is no problem with him being President (I'm paraphrasing here). It isn't an issue, nor should it be.

I went from being a Pawlenty admirer to changing the channel and vowing he would be the next to last guy I would ever vote for (Obama is the last).

Any cluck that dumb, naive, Constitutionally challenged, and uninformed (or spineless - take your pick) has no business being President. On the plus side, at least he has a nice smile and is an American.

We already have enough lethal problems with a Commie/Muslim, non-American (again, take your pick or choose all three) stinking up the White House. We need to replace him with somebody other than a pleasant clown with an "R" after his name.

Scratch Pawlenty. It would be like electing Mr. Rogers.

41 posted on 04/12/2011 5:39:49 PM PDT by Gritty (Never bet against Republicans being outwitted - Ann Coulter)
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To: LADY J

exactly the same 4 letters.


42 posted on 04/12/2011 6:17:12 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: Longbow1969

I don’t disagree with what you say, at least directionally, maybe with a bit more magnitude in favor of Pawlenty. I guess we were spoiled by Reagan. Who’s the Ronald Reagan in this lineup of candidates? Well, there ain’t one. OK, so who do we go for?

I find myself moving more and more toward Pawlenty, notwithstanding the propensity of some on this board to take gratuitous shots. Yeah, he’s not exciting, but...

Haven’t made up my mind yet, but absolutely not Mitt. Romneycare = Obamacare.


43 posted on 04/12/2011 6:18:45 PM PDT by lowtaxsmallgov (This Administration has absolutely no idea how to grow an economy)
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To: conservativeforpalin

I thought he told us this two weeks ago.

Tell us again, Tim, this time with spirit.ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


44 posted on 04/12/2011 6:22:25 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Sarah Palin ="for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14)
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To: EGPWS

I don’t know enough about Pawlenty.

but i do know enough about Mitt.

unless i hear a lot of bad stuff about Pawlenty, I prefer him to Mitt.


45 posted on 04/12/2011 6:24:39 PM PDT by truthfreedom
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To: conservativeforpalin

The “field” is gonna be littered with RINO’s......


46 posted on 04/12/2011 6:35:04 PM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: conservativeforpalin

Another pansy. I want Trump.


47 posted on 04/12/2011 6:36:08 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: lowtaxsmallgov
Haven’t made up my mind yet, but absolutely not Mitt. Romneycare = Obamacare.

Yes, Romney is terrible. The only way he wins the nomination is if movement conservatives and Tea Party folks split their votes between multiple candidates in the primaries. If there are several candidates acceptable to the Tea Party, it is going to be pretty important to coalesce behind one fairly early - otherwise we may indeed get Mitt the way we ended up with McCain.

Again, it isn't that I don't like Pawlenty, but seriously? Is that really the best we can do? Aren't we all hungry for someone a bit more charismatic that conservatives can truly get excited about? Someone who actually directly takes on the unions, the social welfare state, etc. And it isn't enough to fight those battles, we need someone that can persuade the public and not just preach to the choir.

One problem I suppose is that some of the candidates I'd really like to see run probably won't till next cycle. I am thinking folks like Susana Martinez, Chris Christie, Marco Rubio, etc.

48 posted on 04/12/2011 6:36:32 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: definitelynotaliberal

It’s not as if the Bamster set the bar all that high....


49 posted on 04/12/2011 6:55:25 PM PDT by notatard?
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To: yup2394871293
Does anyone here want Obama to have another four years to implement Obamacare, appoint supreme court justices, enact more cap and trade by EPA fiat?

As I see candidate after candidate being dismissed as insufficiently pure, thread after thread, it sure sounds like it.

Does anyone here think that Romney is a conservative candidate or that Trump has a chance in hell of winning?

Trump represents the right attitude for winning. The battle must be taken to Obama. He won't win but even Romney is better than Obama.

Are there any serious conservative candidates who are officially in the race yet?

If you read the threads here there are no conservative candidates or politicians period whether in or out of the race.

50 posted on 04/12/2011 7:34:37 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama's successor to be sworn in Fri, Jan. 20, 2017.)
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