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Friday, July 12, 2024

Straw poll broke Pawlenty’s campaign

Bye bye Tim (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Iowa straw poll claimed its first victim Sunday when former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty pulled the plug on his failing campaign for the GOP Presidential nomination.

“Obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign,” Pawlenty told ABC’s “This Week” Sunday news talk show. “I with it had been different.”

Pawlenty based the future of his campaign on a strong showing in Iowa but he came in a disappointing third behind tea party centerfold Michelle Bachmann and perennial Presidential candidate and loser Ron Paul.

“I thought I would have made a great President,” Pawlenty said.

The voters in the Iowa straw poll apparently felt otherwise.

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3 thoughts on “Straw poll broke Pawlenty’s campaign”

  1. “I thought I would have made a great President,” Pawlenty said. …extract from article

    The problem with this guy is here’s too many “I’s” in this statement. No doubt he’s a political narcissist with a touch of egomania to boot. What a loser! /:|

    Carl Nemo **==

  2. egc, it will be up to the voters to pick and choose their Republican Candidate. In my world, they are mired in demanding social laws being included in the Constitution and they have no chance once they hit New York and California.

    President Bush was dragged into the White House by buying the religious right with federal grants to their churches. However his action did not reflect a level of Christian thought as Bush went solo with greed for the ultra wealthy.

    I come from many years in the world of live theater and Gov. Perry is the personification of a crooked politician; too slick with a scent of corruption right down to his southern accent.

  3. Pawlenty was victim of a failed campaign strategy. Is that a measure of how good a president he would have been? The GOP may nominate a lesser president and more savvy campaigner.

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