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Quotes of the Day (Pawlenty = Weakling)
Hot Air ^ | 6/13/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 06/13/2011 8:14:00 PM PDT by teg_76

“Tim Pawlenty: Pawlenty came into the debate with perhaps the biggest challenge: to prove that the insider buzz he has been generating of late could be translated to a public forum. He had moments where he shined — his answer on the separation of church and state was outstanding — but by and large he came across as a bit over-programmed. Pawlenty also seemed to pass on a golden opportunity to prove his ‘tell the truth’ credentials when King asked him about his criticism of Romney’s health care plan. Pawlenty demurred even though 36 hours before he had described the law as ‘Obamneycare’. Strange.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debate; obama; palin; republican
Pawlenty was the only "establishment" candidate that I thought I might be able to get behind...but if he can't tell it like it is to Mitt Romney's face he doesn't deserve the nomination. He talked tough on Fox News Sunday, but was a shrinking man tonight.
1 posted on 06/13/2011 8:14:08 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76

Actually that goes for the rest of them too..........we need a Sarah Palin in this race.


2 posted on 06/13/2011 8:16:48 PM PDT by teg_76
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To: teg_76
Palin/West 2012

Accept no substitute.

3 posted on 06/13/2011 8:17:16 PM PDT by adm5 (AMERICA HAS ONLY GOD AND THE SECOND AMENDMENT LEFT TO SAVE THE REPUBLIC. by: LibLieSlayer 3/18/10)
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To: teg_76

The only people who did not impress me in the debate were Pawlenty and Romney. I don’t like Paul, but for the most part he handled himself well tonight. But I wouldn’t vote for him.


4 posted on 06/13/2011 8:19:13 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: teg_76
sigh can we have a real man please?

5 posted on 06/13/2011 8:20:36 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: ari-freedom

If only...


6 posted on 06/13/2011 8:22:08 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Perry/Bachmann 2012 - they can share hair care products.)
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To: teg_76

Bill O’Reilly seems to be very concerned about helping Mr. Pawlenty find his mojo.


7 posted on 06/13/2011 8:23:48 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: teg_76

Anyone have a link to the debates? I can’t find it on Youtube.


8 posted on 06/13/2011 8:25:15 PM PDT by garjog
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To: teg_76
T-Paw is bland and would lose. Romney is presidential looking and sounding and would win, but would be a classic "hold our nose" candidate. Santorum is a solid conservative and pugnacious at times and would be my default candidate as it stands. Bachmann was good tonight and is solidifying her VP slot. Gingrich is very bright-too bright.

Palin and/or Perry would sweep this field.

IMHO

9 posted on 06/13/2011 8:28:55 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin/West vs. Obama/Biden.)
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To: MattinNJ
T-Paw is bland and would lose. Romney is presidential looking and sounding and would win, but would be a classic "hold our nose" candidate

Mitt Romney is not going to win anything.

His negatives with the Conservative base are way too high.
10 posted on 06/13/2011 8:33:28 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: ClearCase_guy

Mittens was ready to turn Afghanistan over to the Taliban military. Slip or not. Maybe it was too many hair products. Both he and Pawlenty were weak. Paul’s an idiot but he was in one of his more sane modes. Newt did fine. Wasn’t impressed with Bachmann. Santorum was middle of the road. Cain did well and was impressed that Newt and a couple of the others had his back. CNN and host John King were pitiful.


11 posted on 06/13/2011 8:34:44 PM PDT by bgill
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To: MattinNJ

the last Presidential candidate that won who was kinda bland was H.W. Bush but he with the help of adviser Lee Atwater and riding on the tails on Reagan ran hard to the right and was probably at his best of his political career in those 9 months leading up to election day...charisma does matter because Pawlenty might say all of the right words but if people forget what he said because he acts so bland then he will miss out in a crowded field


12 posted on 06/13/2011 8:38:30 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SoConPubbie

I don’t know. If it came down to Romney or Obama, I have to go with Romney. Hoping it is not the case though.


13 posted on 06/13/2011 8:46:21 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Palin/West vs. Obama/Biden.)
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To: MattinNJ
I don’t know. If it came down to Romney or Obama, I have to go with Romney. Hoping it is not the case though.

I've done that in the past with Arnold, McCain, and Dole.

I've never felt right about it and because the GOP refuses to close the Primaries, I will longer reward their perfidy.
14 posted on 06/13/2011 8:52:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: teg_76

I think it would be the height of stupidity to use a forum designed by CNN and John King to discredit conservatism as a measure of who might be the most successful and effective conservative nominee for President.


15 posted on 06/13/2011 8:53:44 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: ari-freedom

He’s not running.

We will have to choose a nominee from among those who decide to run now.


16 posted on 06/13/2011 8:55:25 PM PDT by rogue yam
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To: garjog

http://www.therightscoop.com/

should be posted here sooner or later


17 posted on 06/13/2011 9:47:44 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: bgill

agree CNN and king were awful.


18 posted on 06/13/2011 9:49:12 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: teg_76
Ok, here is my unbiased, expert, truth on the debate.

No clear winner.

From left to right (order on stage)

Rick Santorum:

He did well. Probably helped himself some.

Michele Bachmann:

She did ok. I wasn't that impressed. I was hoping for more, although it seemed she didn't get as many opportunities to speak. Probably just me.

Newt:

I think he came across “angry”. He seemed like a grouchy old man tonight. A short answer type forum is not well suited to Newt. He had to keep correcting John King about mischarachterizing his positions.

Mitt Romney:

I thought he did poorly. He came across as your typical used car salesman I mean politician. Canned answers, phony praise for the vets, cheap sports team plugs. He looked & acted like a game show host, not presidential.

Ron Paul:

What can I say? The old coot, lost most people with his answers. Who let him out of the attic? Has no chance what so ever at becoming president, NONE!

Tim Pawlenty:

He did well. He was the same exact guy that was on Fox News Sunday. Cool under fire. Direct answers. I think he helped himself tonight.

Herman Cain:

He did ok. While he came across well, and had no gaffs, I think his inexperience and lack of foreign policy knowledge showed through. He is a one trick pony. He's a business man. Yes, the economy is important, but this is a complicated and dangerous world. Ask George W Bush.

19 posted on 06/13/2011 10:19:27 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: teg_76

Picture a Sarah or Perry up there...I think there’d have been a little more fightin’...

I loved it when Michele said EPA had to go...after that she had my vote. Cain and Santorum close seconds.

Romney and his mini-me TPaw came in last...


20 posted on 06/14/2011 12:24:40 AM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: bronxville

Agree, though Santorim did fine.


21 posted on 06/14/2011 12:33:00 AM PDT by Exton1
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To: teg_76

Agree. I was decidedly unimpressed with him last night. He hemmed and hawed and avoided the word Obomney care until the press guy bullied him into saying the word. If he can’t stand up to the press feigning an objective question how can he stand up to Schumer and Reid?


22 posted on 06/14/2011 4:38:03 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: bgill

“CNN and host John King were pitiful.”

Just horrible.


23 posted on 06/14/2011 4:43:25 AM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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