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Pawlenty Announces His Candidacy For President

May 24, 2011 by  

Pawlenty announces his candidacy for PresidentFormer Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty has officially announced that he is running for the GOP Presidential nomination.

Pawlenty, a Tea Party favorite, released a YouTube video on May 22 declaring his intentions to vie for the nation’s highest office. He was slated to reiterate his announcement on May 23 through television appearances and during a town hall event in Des Moines, Iowa.

“We need a President who understands our problems are deep and has the courage to face them,” Pawlenty said in the video, which was emailed to his supporters. “President Obama doesn’t. I do.”

According to, Pawlenty has visited Iowa — a key battleground State in the Republican primary process — 14 times since November 2008, which is more than any other potential GOP candidate.

The Washington Post reported that Pawlenty has hired Eric Woolson as his campaign manager in Iowa. In 2008, Woolson led former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee’s winning campaign in the Hawkeye State.

During an appearance on NBC’s Today Show on May 23, Pawlenty admitted that his campaign will not raise as much money as former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, but he added that fund-raising will not elect a candidate.

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  • Lorne Marr

    I hope this will be the first Republican candidate who will put aside unimportant issues such as birth certificates and present a vision for the future four years that will include some possible solutions to the real problems in the area of economy or security that the US faces today.

    • Vanessa T.

      lol really you don’t think that providing U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS IMPORTANT?
      where did you leave your brain this morning? this is america and i don’t think it is right for some one who is not american to even run for president and a lot of patriots would agree with me. that is very important! it has never been brought up as an issue until now because we have some one as president that paid billions of dollars just to hide it from the public and not show it for the first almost 3 yrs and then when he was feeling threatened decided to come up with one that is copied and pasted. so FYI it is very important.

  • crystal

    Finally, a candidate that I just may be able to vote for without getting sick to my stomach.

    • nax777

      I got sick just reading the first two posts.

      It is irrational to think that any nation can save more than a hand full of people from overpopulated poorer nation. Especially when most refuse to change their life style and blame the Jones’s for their plight.

      It is irrational to call mom a Nazi A. hole for giving people a ride back home to keep her home from overpopulation. It is irrational to think that any single payer social program will work best. It is irrational to think that nations can tax its way out of poverty. It is irrational to believe that a power convinced that you have nowhere else to go will do your biding.

      No one is going to stand in their way the template to convince people that a rational person is a very sick or stupid SOB must be removed first. And only you can remove yours. The misuse of Negative Theory must be taught to future generations.

      A true Conservative and a true Liberal agree on one thing though for different reasons. Any single payer social program is a nutty idea! Now each believes that it’s not so nutty as long as their side is managing it.

      We can destroy the power by replacing them with citizens that can be immediately removed by citizens should they grow a greedy bone and never serve for a life time. We must take control ourselves. Please join with us at you might be able to click on my name. This will take you to my link page that links to, and

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  • T. O’Dea

    Why would I vote for an individual who is governor of a state that is open to accepting sharia law as part of its state laws, a state that seem to bend to the wishes of the islamics and over look the citizens of the state. Imagine the damage this guy would do to the US as president….. almost as bad as the one we have in the white house now.

  • Robin from Arcadia, IN

    I don’t know much about this man. How do we know if he is good or not?

  • newspooner

    The important question is: Who will he support when it becomes apparent that he won’t win the nomination? That will tell you all you need to know about him.

  • Carlucci

    YUCK – !! Pawlenty is just another big government RINO. I watched him in the South Carolina debate a couple of weeks ago, and he totally sucked. His answer to everything was, in a nutshell, “government has all the answers”.

    I would never vote for him.

  • chuckb


  • MichaelR

    If Pawlenty and Bachmann are the best Minnesota can do then forget it. He is a warmonger and very establishment. I would much prefer his predecessor, Jesse Ventura.

    • chuckb

      i agree about pawlenty, however, if you prefer ventura, i would suggest you return to the school you graduated from and ask to see the copy of your diploma it must be something like barrys bc.

  • i41

    Carlucci, yes he is another RINO just like Romeny and and Ginrich, we don’t need some more of these wimp azzed, get along, spineless, vasalating beltway buddies. When dems and the talking elits (Krauthamer), and RINOs with their democrap bunk buds, keep wigging out over Bachman and Palin possible running, there must be something these females are doing right. Herman Cain was a good canidate, till he will not investigate Federal Reserve and has been a board member. Pawlenty was a cap and trade moron supporter who has said he was wrong now, but he is a envior nut job, and America already has plenty of these peices of crap in office who want electric powered junk, but what id=s going to create the power and how will it be transported, something green smucks don’t think about!

  • Charles

    I kind of like Pawlenty.He is young and has done a great job for Minnesto under great odds. After all, Minnesto is a Democrat state
    and for a Republican to serve as Governor and ballance the budget for 8 years is something. He is backed by the T Party, which I respect
    very much. As for chuckb, who I agree with 90% of the time I would like to know his real take of Pawlenty. I probley need to do some more homework before I can say I will back Pawlenty for President.
    I do feel he is one of the young guns of the Republican party and
    not a rino as some would like us to believe. Talk to me Chuckb.

  • Charles

    T.Opea, Where do you get off saying Pawlenty backs sharia law. I don`t think any of our politions back this law. I hope your more responsible in the near future.


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