Tim Pawlenty is IN.

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    So??​

    He's obviously another....

     
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    And Mr. Shithead with another link (in his United Colors of Benetton style of posting) to a winger site as 'proof'... the trollishness knows no limits, still
     
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    Tim Pawlenty is pretty boring. I don't care who the GOP runs, they will all turn out to be the same pliable, empty suit they always run.

    Nobody over there is exciting or smart.
     
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    He was a decent governor. If I remember right he had DFL majorities in both chambers during his terms, so he's definitely familiar with having to compromise and cooperate--even though there was a government shutdown a few years ago.

    He's got the resume for focusing strictly on the budget, for better or worse. Early on he was all about expanding Minnesotacare, but then later on in his final term his budget pretty much gorged public-funded health care and a bunch of free clinics had to shut down. Similar story for universities and tuition.

    It's disappointing to see him back off from his previous environmental policies. He was a big supporter of ethanol (lots of corn here), and there's tons of state-funded wind farms in southern MN built in the past decade.

    Following my gut I think it's going to be sad to watch him walk away from some of his positions and his history of being a relatively-rational center-right politician and become a fiery ideologue to farm votes from the GOP primary base. Hopefully I'm wrong on that.
     
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    You're saying Ron Paul nor Gary Johnson is smart? GTFO. Paul and Johnson are smarter than any Dem and Republican in Washington (tied with Kucinich).
     
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    He and Bobby Jindal were both hopefuls back in '08. Good to hear about his finer points from someone who knows. The GOP needs to allow their candidates to be themselves, there are a few who could be good at this.
     
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    Can someone list his stances on the big issues? Based on what I seen from him in the first GOP debate, he is just more of the same status quo.

    Nobody in the race is standing up for civil liberties except for the two Libertarians running! And you know who they are.
     

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