Jumping Off the Romney Ship: Pawlenty Resigns His Campaign Role

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posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:37 PM
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I just wanted to bring this to the attention of ATS and add to the political debate as I found it relevant. Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who himself was previously in the running for the GOP nomination for both President and Vice President, has resigned his post as co-chairman of the Romney presidential campaign. He will be joining the Financial Services Roundtable as their president and CEO, succeeding former Dallas Mayor and Member of Congress Steve Bartlett.

Jumping Off the Romney Ship: Pawlenty Resigns His Campaign Role

So, what does this say about the Romney campaign a mere 46 days before the election, if anything? Many conservatives are voicing their displeasure with the Romney campaign and Pawlenty seems to be a very influential figure in the GOP. Does his decision to remove himself from his position within the Romney campaign say anything at all about the election especially with many speculating that he would likely receive a high level cabinet post in a Romney presidency had he stayed on?




posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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and so it begins, the rats are abandoning a sinking ship.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:40 PM
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This is much to do about nothing.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Pawlently has a fitting name for his new job.

That guy is going to make P(aaa)lenty of money working for all the banks.

Too bad he wasn't president, a banker in every home!

Anyways Romney is in the toilet - If you look at ALL the swing state polls Obama is
starting to move.

Obama is even viable (ahead) in North Carolina again, he was way out of the running half a year ago.

Romney is a loser... Should have ran Hilter.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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Your opinion is valued so much here in this community it is a shame that is all you have to add. Care to explain why?



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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T-Paw is a total LOSER!

He couldn't even beat Michele Bachmann.

Pawlenty wrecked Minnesota and then thought he would be President-LOL!

No one cares about ya T-Paw GO AWAY!



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:55 PM
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Information on the Financial Services Roundtable for anyone not privy: Financial Services Roundtable


Lobbying has always been a focus of the Roundtable. From 1998 to 2000, less than a million dollars was spent on lobbying.[16][17][18] But, by 2001 after the creation of the Roundtable, more than $1.1 million was spent.[19] For the next five years, the amount of money spent on lobbying increased. In 2006, less than $6.2 million was spent on lobbying.[20] The next two years, more money was spent on lobbying than in 2006: $6,380,000 was spent in 2007,[21] and $7,760,000 was spent in 2008.[22] The next year, according to SourceWatch,[23] the Roundtable spent about $6.9 million on lobbying in Washington, DC with more than $900,000 going to outside lobbying firms. The Center of Responsive Politics showed a continuation of this trend. From 2008 to 2011, an average of about $7.5 million was spent on lobbying each year.[24] A good number of lobbyists representing the Roundtable have been involved in the revolving door between industry and government. Nine of them are part of the revolving door and one is a former congressman.[25]



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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The RNC screwed up running with Romney. There are others who are distancing themselves as Romney basically backs himself into situations when he could of just "played" the script that was in front of him but keeps get caught slippen.

If the RNC would of pushed THE DR PRESIDENT RON PAUL they would not have these problems right now. Its there bed, now lay in it.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:07 PM
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No matter how you slice or dice it, having your campaign co-chair quit 46 days before the election is a scandal and it just serves as more evidence that the Romney campaign is imploding.

If you didn't realize it after the 47% fiasco or the brown-face embarrassment or even the fact that he chose to deflect from the first two by STUNNINGLY releasing his dubious tax records after stalling for months...then you must surely admit it now...IT'S OVER...

Barring any sort of scandalous shocker from the Obama campaign or an attack on the homeland.

Which is why we should all be very afraid...the GOP is desperate and disgruntled. Anything is possible at this point. Has anyone listened to talk radio lately? I had to wipe my face off as the venom and spittle was seething through the airwaves.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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reply to post by Sergeant Stiletto
 
To be fair, I have watched MSNBC and the venom flows both ways. I mean all they talk about is how Romney is an idiot (which he is).

News should be unbiased reporters. The way they are all bought is sickening.

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posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:18 PM
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It means a good job opening appeared and he can't do both so he chose his longterm future over a month long position. I don't really see any news here.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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Come now, you can do better than that. He jumped shipped, I am sure that Bank Position was open for much longer than the last 2 weeks. Why didnt he take the position when it was first given to him?? Ohhh, thats right, he probably has been working for them the whole time, but to save face he dropped off a "sinking ship" to officially announce it. Good for this trader.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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At this level of employment - the power brokers, the well connected and the wealthy - you can start a position when it's convenient for you.

Hell, in my own paltry middle class job I once accepted a position and didn't start for a month due to prior professional commitments, leave, etc.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:25 PM
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The Republican party had their chance with both Ron Paul and Gary Johnson. They marginalized both as 'people who couldn't win'. But it was obvious to anyone who checked into Romney's childhood, his actual corporate performance, and his personality that he couldn't win. Either the RNC wanted to lose, or they're idiots.



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:27 PM
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Probably they used the "idiot" clause so they wouldnt win. But, heres the hard part to understand, Hillary in 2016?? Bet on it!!!



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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Well, I like to leave my personal politics out of the discussion unless I think it is necessary to include them, but there is no arguing that this is indeed 'news worthy'. But there are people like you, who are always expected to chime in, that downplay certain events like this because it isn't fitting to their subjective viewpoint. What if this was David Axelrod or some other Obama campaign chairperson? Still not newsworthy?

I'm honestly not sure why he chose to do this now, would the job not have still been there for him when the campaign was over? And as I stated in my OP, tons and tons of political analysts have pointed out that Pawlenty would almost definitely have a job, and not just any job but one of high office, in a Romney White House. It isn't like he is leaving a 'one month job', he is kind of opting out of serious consideration for a political appointment. So why now? Is he really giving up? If so, I would think that would send quite the message to Romney's supporters and the rest of the conservative base.

From '08 I've been saying Romney would be the GOP nominee, chosen to lose against Obama, and although I cannot really think of a reason why all of these people would waste so much of their time and deliberately throw a race... it seriously looks that way.

I don't know. Waiting until the end of the election period would have been a win-win for Pawlenty, no? Romney wins, he gets a great job. Romney loses, he goes and heads the Financial Services Roundtable. I can't believe this was some urgent opportunity that he had to leave a presidential campaign for. Especially since Obama must be defeated at all costs since he is the anti-Christ and ruining our country with his socialist policies and all, you know?
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posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 10:46 PM
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"Chosen to Loose".....BINGO!!!! All Congressman and the Senate have Jobs lined up for them when they are ready to Jump Ship. No matter the ship they decide to jump, they are set.

The real Worry is Clinton2. Just like Bush2. Ohhhhh, the IRONY!!!!!



posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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Originally posted by hoochymama
reply to post by Sergeant Stiletto
 
To be fair, I have watched MSNBC and the venom flows both ways. I mean all they talk about is how Romney is an idiot (which he is).

News should be unbiased reporters. The way they are all bought is sickening.

edit on 22-9-2012 by hoochymama because: (no reason given)


All these so called news shows wants is ratings because that equals profits. It used to be that news channels were expected to lose money. Now to make money they hire bimbos that wouldn't know news if it slapped them in the face and air headed men that are about as bright as a ten watt bulb. I miss the old days when reporters actually did their jobs and left their personal feelings out of it. This was the last good reporter America had.




posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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This is just great, too. Seems Pawlenty wants to join the FSR because it is a bi-partisan organization. Of course it is! The Republicans and Democrats bicker in front of the American people and put on a good show, but as always, behind close doors they get together and lobby for Wall Street!

How charming.


The Financial Services Roundtable said in a press release that Pawlenty was stepping down from the campaign because the group is a bipartisan organization.


Tim Pawlenty ditches Romney campaign for Wall Street

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I agree with your sentiment buster, but in my humble opinion, Edward R. Murrow blew 'em all out of the water.


To be persuasive we must be believable; to be believable we must be credible; to be credible we must be truthful.



We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it.
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posted on Sep, 22 2012 @ 11:04 PM
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Hes not supposed to win, hes supposed to put enough of a fight and play act so people buy into the two party system.





 
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