Thursday, July 21, 2011

Pawlenty Slams Romney & Bachmann

I had been waiting for Pawlenty to finally take the gloves off, but I'm afraid it's too late. He had his chance to go after Romney in the New Hampshire debate. After telling everyone what a "nice guy" he is, this just makes him look foolish. As a darkhorse in the race, he should have been drawing these contrasts months ago. He won't make it past Iowa.
..."We got one leading candidate in this race who's running away from his record. We got another leading candidate in this race who has no record. I'm running on my record. That's a big difference," Pawlenty said.

He continued: "Well I think when you want to think about making somebody president you want to know some things. You want to know what have they done, not just by flapping their jaw or giving speeches or offering failed amendments in Congress. What have they really done? What results have they achieved?"

Rep. Michele Bachmann is in her third term in Congress and currently tops Pawlenty in some Iowa polls.

After the speech, CNN asked Pawlenty if, indeed, his slams were aimed at Bachmann and Romney – two people he's previously criticized, separately.

"My record in Minnesota of cutting taxes, reducing spending, and doing health care reform the right way... stands in contrast to Congresswoman Bachmann – in terms of the sense I actually have results. And in contrast to Gov. Romney in terms of, we took a different direction, I think a better and more conservative direction in my policies," Pawlenty said....
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Anonymous said...

I kinda am embarrassed for Pawlenty. Seriously, I think I am!

He just doesn't have it. From what I have read, he isn't as conservative in his governing as he'd like others to think he was.

Not campaigning like a "leader".

BOSMAN said...


You'll never make Romney's SHORT LIST with that attitude.

..............then again, you won't make it anyway.

Right Wingnut said...

Hardest hit?

George Will...

"I think we know with reasonable certainty that standing up there on the West front of the Capitol on Jan. 20, 2013 will be one of three people: Obama, [former Minnesota Gov. Tim] Pawlenty and [Indiana Gov. Mitch] Daniels. I think that’s it.”

Anonymous said...

He wasnt that hard on Romney, and his criticism of Bachmann is dead on. But this still seems like desperation on Tim's part.


hamaca said...

RW--I'd love for someone to remind George Will of that comment.

Right Wingnut said...


I didn't say I don't agree with what he said. If he had made some of these points earlier, it might have been more effective. Now that his campaign is running on fumes, nobody takes him seriously.

Right Wingnut said...

Hamaca, WIll also didn't support Reagan up until he had the nomination wrapped up...probably because "he couldn't win."

I'm sick and tired of these pundits telling us who should, and should not run...and who can, and cannot win.

marK said...


Thanks for the G Will quote. Most entertaining. That was a scant two months ago.

Which is why I am often amused by those who declare with certainty exactly how every primary and caucus is going to turn out months in advance. People who proclaim confidently that Romney is the nominee, or Palin, or Perry, or Bachmann, or whoever will be the nominee or will never be the nominee are just opening themselves up to eating crow.

Me, I'm on the hook for saying that Romney, Pawlenty, and Bachmann will likely be the last three standing because they are working the hardest. Well, so far Pawlenty is refusing to cooperate.

"July 4th! Write it down!!!"

Massachusetts Conservative said...

Oh, the irony. TPaw's book is called "Courage to Stand" - and what did he do in the last debate?

He cowered like a whimp.


Anonymous said...

Well, I think the way things have turned out--while good for Romney--is unfortunate. Pawlenty is the only other person who I believed would have been a decent nominee.

I can't see anyone else being very credible.


Anonymous said...

pawlenty will drop out even before the iowa straw poll. lol