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Even former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty -- the one potential top-tier candidate who will be at tonight's debate -- is sounding a little miffed. In an opinion piece in today's Daily Caller, he called out the no-shows (listen up, Mitt Romney).
"Some candidates are skipping tonight's debate in South Carolina because they believe it's 'too soon' to begin the presidential campaign against Barack Obama. I only hope that it's not too late," he wrote.
In addition to Pawlenty, tonight's debate will include former Godfather's Pizza Chief Executive Herman Cain, Texas Rep. Ron Paul, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.