Tim Pawlenty never had his bump. He got in, the polls didn’t budge, he got out. But I’m thinking he bailed way too soon. Way.
We had the Bachmann burst and bust, we had Perry’s prosper and pop, and Herman Cain’s con and clang.
The Republican Primary process has become a knock down drag out last man standing affair. Governor Tim Pawlenty could’ve been that man. Let’s face it. He probably would’ve been had he just stuck around. His non-entity-ness would’ve actually been a benefit to him if he just showed a little stick-to-it-iveness.
He’s a pro-life Governor who cut taxes. Yeah, he allowed himself to be bullied with the nonsensical arguments of Bachmann which looked really bad for him. But had he stuck to it, I’d bet we wouldn’t even remember that anymore.
Now we’ve got Mitt and Newt looking to battle it out to the end.
I’m not saying Pawlenty would’ve been my guy but I’m just pointing out that this guy could’ve been the guy if he’d just hung around. Now, he’s stuck angling for a Veep nod from Mitt. Good luck with that.
November 29, 2011 at 6:10 pm
With apologies to Will-the-Catholic:
"…And gentlemen in Minnesota, now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Election day."
Pawlenty is a quitter, period.
November 29, 2011 at 6:15 pm
Ditto. A quitter and a Mitter.
November 29, 2011 at 8:23 pm
November 29, 2011 at 10:19 pm
Matt, why do you constanly ignore Ron Paul? He's pro-life, pro-family and a truly upstanding man. More Catholics should support Paul.
November 29, 2011 at 10:38 pm
How dumb are YOU going to feel when Ron Paul wins Iowa…in spite of your joining in the MSM blackout? I believe he's polling second. But you'd prefer RINOs to a man of interity, wisdom and truth.
November 30, 2011 at 12:26 am
Never trust a guy with two first names…guffaw!
November 30, 2011 at 1:30 am
If Ron Paul wins Iowa, I will still feel less dumb than him, and even less dumb than his supporters. Then again, "less dumb than Ron Paul supporters" is another way of saying "doesn't habitually eat from bottles with skulls on them".
Ron Paul is a RINO, by the bye, both his foreign policy ideas and his conception of states rights are more typical of certain types of Democrat.
Namely, David Duke, who has endorsed Ron Paul. As have the Communist Party USA and the neo-Nazi group Stormfront.
November 30, 2011 at 10:25 am
Soph. Fav.: Actually, the never ending "war on terror" (which the Senate this Monday met in secret to expand to include as targets US citizens on US soil…and you think traditional Catholics just might be targeted??) is a communist Trotskyite tactic, part of the Hegelian dialectic we are all forced to spiral down. "Foreign Policy" is not synonymous with attacking and occupying countries that have done nothing to the US. "Foreign policy" can also include peaceful trade, minding our own business and no CIA meddling and "regime change", no "sanctions" designed to starve children. If certain types of Democrats understand how this country was formed then those Dems know full well the Constitutions only real "teeth" to reign in a tyrannical central state is the threat of states LEAVING that "voluntary" pact. The original states made no pact to be subservient to the central state, only to empower that state with very specific duties. That was, of course, "reinterpreted" by Lincoln. Conservatism has always meant small government and rule of law…until the GOP was infiltrated by leftists like Kristol, Krauthammer (that "Conservative" pundit who thinks all Americans should be disarmed), etc. who redefined it into the same thing as what the commie Dems stand for with the addition of "Israel First"….endlessly plugged by a Zionist media and Jewish "pundits" and dual citizens (and now I fully exp[ect to be smeared as "Anti-semite" because I am not and "Israel Firster". Usually people who think states rights (subsidiarity), sound money, peace, and economic liberty are bad are communists and your argument would put in their camp, not Ron Paul (he of two first names…GUFFAW!). As far as who endorses him, how on earth can he control who endorses him?? You are indulging in a smear by association. And BTW, even David Duke was right on a few things, racist as he is (and it is his right to be racist, think his own thoughts,have his own ideas just as it is YOUR right to make your own choices). You think Jesse Jackson isn't racist? Or Michelle Obama? Say what you want about Ron Paul but back it up with some logic and sense. He is as far from a RINO as there is in a "Party" FULL of them. Apparently you are content to let the Marxist MSM define what the GOP stands for.
November 30, 2011 at 10:29 am
November 30, 2011 at 6:39 pm
Matt, clearly you are engaged in a conspiracy to ignore the great, true constitutional conservative – Buddy Roemer. You're going to feel like totally stupid when he wins Iowa, New Hampshire, and the rest of the 57 states.
December 1, 2011 at 12:51 am
Yeah, 2nd-most-recent anonymous, sure: it's all because of the Jooz.
Way to make my point, genius.
December 1, 2011 at 11:38 pm
"it's all because of the Jooz".
I must be a genius because I knew that was your next smear, didn't I??
December 2, 2011 at 2:48 am
If the jackboot fits, anti-Semite.
December 3, 2011 at 8:31 pm
"If the jackboot fits, anti-Semite."
LOL! It all depends on who is wearing the jackboots, right Zionist fascist? How's the weather there in Tel Aviv anyway?