Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty ends White House bid


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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday, hours after finishing a disappointing third in the Iowa straw poll.

"I wish it would have been different. But obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist so we are going to end the campaign," Pawlenty said on ABC's "This Week" from Iowa shortly after disclosing his plans in a private conference call with supporters.
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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Well this man apparantly is smart enough to see the writing on the wall and is calling an end for his bid to the White House instead of wasting money on a pointless campaign.

Will be interesting to see who the next to fall will be. I'm sure Romney and Paul will be in it until the end but Bachmann or Perry might give up soon if they don't see a good surge for their campaigns.

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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:46 AM
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One down, seven to go.

. . . . . and then there was one. . . . Cain!

or Bachmann.
or Paul.
or Palin.

T'is the silly season. Time again to hire someone we can be angry at for another 4 years.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 09:57 AM
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Good. I found Pawlenty to be a passive aggressive tool. His character truly showed when he put out the business about Bachman being unfit to hold the office because of her headaches and then backed away from it, despite the fact that he was public about it. This entire campaign has been a series of him backing away from prior statements.

He is a weak gent who is overly defensive and small minded.

Good riddance
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:03 AM
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I watched the whole IOWA debate this morning.

Their ideas on how to revive the American economy basically rested on cutting corporate tax, reforming(cutting) welfare, repealing the Dodd-Frank bill which offers some kind of LIMITED protection to a repeat of 2008 and continuing to confront any supposed enemy abroad.

They remind me of some of the extreme characters from the British Empire after the Second World War. Still trying to hold on to something that no longer exists.

Obama is a disgrace for handing a chance to these nut-bags in 2012.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:34 AM
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I didn't watch the whole thing but Bachmann said that in order to safe the economy she would have not raised the debt ceiling. She never explained how that would help the economy. The fact is it would be a disaster for the economy. Bachmann appears to be clueless, yet somehow she won the straw poll. Maybe she is good at saying what people want to hear?



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:38 AM
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This was a shock to me! It's not like I love the guy, or even considered actually voting for him, but he did come in third place at the straw poll and some of the candidates that weren't even on there or didn't even make any places on the straw poll are still in the race. If he gives up this easily during an election campaign, imagine him as President!!! Good riddance.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:46 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer
One down, seven to go.

. . . . . and then there was one. . . . Cain!

or Bachmann.
or Paul.
or Palin.

T'is the silly season. Time again to hire someone we can be angry at for another 4 years.


Palin...Common Beez,you know better then that. She's a curiosity,no more,no less.

I hope she has the common sense not to actually get in the race. She'll be disappointed. She'll have more impact endorsing a candidate the running.

I don't dislike her or her politics,but, I don't see her running the free world.

OH... I never saw Obama running the Free World either....Oh...I was right on that one...

Actually? Looks like a weak field all the way around.

We're doomed. As you said,let's get ready to hate another 4 years.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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That's a shame.

But on the bright side, this gives Tim yet another opportunity to try to talk his wife into going to bed with him.

At the very least, they'll always have fishing.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 10:51 AM
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Her point was simple and she was right. S&P came out directly and indicated that unless we had $4T in cuts we were going to get a downgrade.

Her point has always been that we should have simply cut the government and not raised the debt ceiling and that we should have used the monthy tax receipts the government gets to pay the debt, social security, military pay, medicare and medicaid and nothing else.

The government raised the debt ceiling, did not cut anything and we got downgraded, exactly what she predicted would happen, which was confirmed by S&P who said that we simply did not cut enough



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 11:11 AM
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The same debt ceiling that has been raised 74 times since 1962.

Let us not forget that the deficit was run up mainly under the Republican Bush administration through the invasion of Iraq, which was supported by both the majority of Democrats & Republicans.

The bail out transferred the debt of the banks on to the U.S. balance sheet, resulting in the huge recession and increase in the U.S. sovereign debt.

She won the poll because of the massive evangelical presence in Iowa? Surely she has no chance nationwide.

Jon Huntsman was the most reasonable out of the candidates for me, although I suspect he has no chance.

Between Perry & Romney and possibly Palin IF she runs?



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 11:13 AM
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As far as I am concerned, he did nothing for the state of MN.
I don't think he would of done much for the country either.
Glad he stepped out of the ring.



posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 11:15 AM
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Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
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Jon Huntsman was the most reasonable out of the candidates for me, although I suspect he has no chance.


Yeah! Another Huntsman supporter you can talk about him here. www.abovetopsecret.com...
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posted on Aug, 14 2011 @ 02:26 PM
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yeah good riddence.

pawlenty should have never been running.

hey on the brightside hes got plenty of time to go mow some lawns


Next!



posted on Aug, 15 2011 @ 01:20 AM
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I kinda liked the guy to be honest. Seemed like a genuine character (whatever his positions may have been) Probably why he's backing out of it all. Considering the fact that he got 3rd in the IOWA poll, you'd think he'd be a little more confident. I guess I don't know the whole story.

Oh well. Good luck to him with whatever he does.

More room for the Paultropians, or whatever people call us these days.





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