Pawlenty establishes presidential exploratory committee

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Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty makes it official. Almost. Long hinting that he will run for president, Pawlenty announced on Facebook that he has established an exploratory committee.
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Julie

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Mar 21, 2011
Yuck. I like Palin or Bachmann much better. Pawlenty has too flat of an affect and has absolutely no charisma.
Justice

Rochester, MN

#2 Mar 21, 2011
Can't believe this gutless twit thinks he has a chance; he won't even carry his home state!

“OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!!!”

Since: Oct 10

Minneapolis

#3 Mar 21, 2011
T Paw's a barf bag with cheap shoes and a mullet.
Give it up dude.
You're a legend in your own mind alone.

Since: Feb 11

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Mar 21, 2011
Boring..........

Since: Jan 09

Tooele, UT

#5 Mar 21, 2011
Please no.
Bob

Minnetonka, MN

#6 Mar 21, 2011
Justice wrote:
Can't believe this gutless twit thinks he has a chance; he won't even carry his home state!
Wow, you libs are sur einto the name calling.
Bob

Minnetonka, MN

#7 Mar 21, 2011
lobster68w wrote:
Please no.
Please yes. The big zero that you guys put into office is going to bury us.
No way

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Mar 21, 2011
I never saw that coming. How long before it fizzles out?
Old White Guy

Hudson, WI

#9 Mar 21, 2011
He will make a great president
dave orrick

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 21, 2011
I am the union representative for the writers guild. the reporters a t the pioneer press have to belong to the guild we are affiliated with the AFL-CIO. I pay dues gladly to the union they spend 100% of their political contributions to democrats. pawlenty is not a democrat. As a result I will write stories on him that are biased. I am a democrat
john hopper

Portland, OR

#11 Mar 21, 2011
Tim Palenty is like watching paint dry.
really

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Mar 21, 2011
Justice wrote:
Can't believe this gutless twit thinks he has a chance; he won't even carry his home state!
great job stoop to name calling. he is not gutless for he stood up to your democratic party during his last legislative session. he required them to not raise spending and to further fund their insurance nd retirement. You should at least back up your childish statements. Facts stop the name calling...
rukiddingme

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Mar 21, 2011
Bob wrote:
<quoted text> Wow, you libs are sur einto the name calling.
But we don's use guns like the Republicans do...which is worse?
thats precious

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Mar 21, 2011
Another example of how b@stardized our political process has become. The guy can't even carry his home state in a gubernatorial election (thanks 3rd party!) T-Puke will run for the GOP, while Palin will be his "running mate" on the Tea Party ticket to draw votes away from Obummer and once again, Pawlenty will know "victory" via less than a majority vote. All you have to do is put one candidate in front of Americans that appears just slightly sane, and two wingnuts for the other "choices" and the populous responds in kind. Look how Dayton came to power and take note. Same way T-Paw did. Flip flop. The power at the top changes under the guise of "choice" while nothing really changes.
Citizen

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Mar 21, 2011
Timmy wants to take his disastrous policies to a national level. The sooner he falls flat on his a** the better.
thats precious

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Mar 21, 2011
rukiddingme wrote:
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But we don's use guns like the Republicans do...which is worse?
The 2nd Amendment was never a partisan issue until the corrupt two parties made it into one. It is there to insure our freedoms from these corrupt politicians and government. But please, keep thinking that laying down your arms is somehow a "smarter, more evolved" thing to do. Go back in history to the greatest human rights abuses ever (and resulting MILLIONS of deaths) and gun bans were put in place prior to the atrocities. China, Russia, Germany, etc.

Pick a side: FREEDOM and the right to live.
Jimmy Stewart

Santa Clarita, CA

#17 Mar 21, 2011
I'm a Republican but Tim Pawlenty is a dud. I'd never vote for him for President. I want a true conservative, not a forced into a Conservative candidate like Tim Pawlenty. Any guy who has to have a book tour to push him as President is not worth supporting. The guy/gal you want to run is one we already know well and we are clamoring for him or her to run.
thats precious

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Mar 21, 2011
john hopper wrote:
Tim Palenty is like watching paint dry.
Really? After it dries, hopefully the paint is even, colorful, and a pleasant overall result. Pawlenty could only aspire to be dried paint.
John in St Paul

Saint Peters, MO

#19 Mar 21, 2011
Great, another neocon flip flopper.
He voted for a smoking ban, wanted a health care mandate, and tax increases.

"The era of small government is over ... government has to be more proactive, more aggressive."
-- Tim Pawlenty

Why can't progressives stick to their own party?
Jimmy

Minneapolis, MN

#21 Mar 21, 2011
Run, T-Paw, run! He'd be an awesome prez.

2012 will be like 1980, another one-term democrat booted.

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