Well, it was going to happen anyway, he just couldn’t get good buzz. I actually thought he could be one of my top three, right up until the moment his campaign thought questioning Michele Bachmann’s migraines was a good move. The campaign only got more petty from there on. It never ceases to amaze me how, in a Republican primary, anyone thinks being a bitter small person would somehow put you in a positive light in the eyes of the electorate. Governor Pawlenty had really great ideas about how to get this economy moving, but instead decided the gutter is where he would play. It wasn’t even against Barack Obama, hell, you expect to play in the gutter with the Democrats, but against your own Republicans? No way. To call out someone for their positions or votes on liberal ideas is one thing, to attack someone and question their ability to run this Country because of migraines is another. You Really Had A Chance, You Allowed Your Campaign Operatives to Destroy It:
Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty said today he will end his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination.
Pawlenty informed his supporters in a conference call and then announced his decision on ABC’s This Week. He finished a distant third in yesterday’s Iowa presidential straw poll, well behind the winner, Rep. Michele Bachmann, his Minnesota rival.
“We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward,” Pawlenty told ABC. “That didn’t happen, so I’m announcing this morning on your show that I’m going to be ending my campaign for president.”
Even though he came in third, when he said he needed to be in the top five, the numbers that put him in third were indeed a bad omen for going forward.