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Pawlenty Endorses Romney Campaign

September 13, 2011 by  

Pawlenty Endorses Romney Campaign

Prior to the Tea Party Debate Monday night, former GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty, during an appearance on Fox News, endorsed former rival Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination.

“Alone among the contenders, [Romney] possesses the unique qualifications to confront and master our severe economic predicament. His abiding faith in our country’s exceptional historical position as a beacon of freedom will make him the most important leader in a world that depends upon a strong America to stay at peace,” Pawlenty said.

According to Deseret News, the endorsement comes only months after Pawlenty criticized Romney for passing a health bill in Massachusetts which President Barack Obama said was a model for his own healthcare legislation. Pawlenty called Obama’s plan “Obamneycare” after both Obama and Romney.

After being asked about his sudden change of opinion, Pawlenty said he now believes Romney is dedicated to repealing Obamacare.

Pawlenty also said he believes Romney has better plans for Social Security reform than Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is considered Romney’s biggest rival at this point in the race.

“Gov. Romney wants to fix Social Security. He doesn’t want to abolish it or end it,” Pawlenty said. “Gov. Perry has said in the past that he thought it was ‘failed.’”

Pawlenty is joining the Romney campaign as a national co-chairman but said he would not consider any other positions in the Romney camp.

“I’m not going to consider being VP. I was down that path once before with John McCain,” he said. “That won’t be part of the future for me.”

 

 

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • TIME

    WOW ~~~ what a real shocker two “RINO’S” who endorce each other!

    Who in the world would have ever thought that could happen?

    • Jyrine

      TIME, you finally said something that makes sense.

      • TIME

        No Jyrine, you’re just as so far in the weeds you can’t even grasp what I say.
        But then again it not your fault, you’re just one of the walking sleepers who thinks they are awake.

        Someday you’ll even wake up, then what I post will resonate with you in a positive manor.

        Please do keep in mind that I can’t make you drink from the cup of knowledge, {You have to choose what level you wish to stay on for your own comfort.)

        On that note; “I wish you all the best of luck”.

        Keep in mind we are all but ONE, thus when you can grasp that, then it will start the simple flow of energy as well Knowledge, then and only then will the blockage start to break free to OPEN your mind to the vastness of TRUTH.
        The really Good news is; It can happen to anyone at any TIME.

        • kyred

          Eureka TIME, my mind has been opened, and it is clear to me you have spent your life trying to be intelligent,and somewhat of a poet, but in clear vision, I,probably like Jyrine,see you for the [offensive word removed] you really are. Pedal your trash on a liberal site.

  • 2WarAbnVet

    Whatever respect I had for Pawlenty has now evaporated.

    • Stickwoman Red

      Especially in light of his previous comment about “Obamney Care” at the last debate he was involved in? Just to reiterate that the Mainstream Liberal Media, is serving “Romney” up like the most tasty feast on a silver platter! Let’s not let what happened to McCain happen once again in 2012! Michelle Bachmann yesterday said it best when she said that this election is the most important in history and if Obama gets in again, in my words not hers, “We are TOAST!” Do not fall for the Left’s endorsement of any GOP candidate, as it’s a set-up to get BozObama re-elected!!!

      • kyred

        Hi other red. You are right on about the repeat of a set-up, but please do not listen to much of anything Bachman has to say. That is just a female version of Pawlenty, and a very sneaky version at that.

  • Joyce from Loris

    National co-chair?? Pawlenty is doing this because Romney has vowed to help him pay for his outstanding debt of campaigning. What would you expect Pawlenty to say? This is the very reason he could never get a decent following. He’ll say anything he is told to say, now, by Romney.

    • Patriot II

      Joyce; I was wavering on Romney, but now that Pawlenty has endorsed him I have made up my mind to Oppose Romney. I think it was a deal breaker for Romney. I like Newt but he would be ripped apart by the Liberal Media. Actually the Liberal Media will decide for us, (we like to think we can make a difference) but they will spend the money, and once again will dupe the Ignorant in this country into hating the Republicans, and Obama WILL BE reelected because of their Power.

      • Joyce from Loris

        You know, sugar, I understand what you are saying, but I truly believe that there are more intelligent people than idiots. We just have to convence them to vote this year.

  • s c

    Let me be brief. Mr. Pawlenty, STICK IT! Mr. Romney, SHOVE IT! RINOs everywhere, CRAM IT!

    • Jyrine

      I second that s c.

      Semper Fi

      • kyred

        Jyrine, as an old flyboy, I would be honored to second your second to SC.

  • ONTIME

    Wally Peepers Pawlenty has now done his utmost, he has seceded from the campaign in a orderly fashion and now has thrown his light weight political bulk over to Mitt, who is going to have to fight like the devil to get that nomination….

  • chuckb

    i don’t think the real candidate has shown up yet.

    • newspooner

      No, you are wrong. The Doctor is in the House.

      • DaveH

        And his prescription is not what Big Pharma wants the people to take.

    • kyred

      Chuck, I have a gut feeling you are on to something.

  • Realist

    Folks, I’d rather have half a conservative loaf, than none. Romney stands the best chance to pull independents, and thus defeat Obahma. He has a track record of solving problems, with solid experience in the private and public sector. This election is about jobs, jobs, jobs – and whether you like his style, politics, religion, color, age; or not; Americans will vote for a jobs guy. I’m in.

    • kyred

      Sorry to inform you, I am, and have always been independent, and will not ever vote for a white Obama, as many of my independent voter friends agree. I’m not racist, just interested in a FREE America in all aspects.

    • DaveH

      For more of the same — vote for Romney.
      Pay attention. Even the majority of the Tea Party candidates caved to the Debt Ceiling raise. That was their only real chance until 2012 to do something to stop the Big Government Leviathan.
      Do you really think an establishment Liberal Republican from the state of Massachusetts, arguably the most Liberal state in the country, the man who sponsored Romneycare, will shrink our Government?

  • DaveH

    There is only one real choice if you want the Federal Government to be smaller and more in line with the Constitution which they falsely swear to obey. That choice is Ron Paul.
    If you just can’t stand the idea of ending the Drug Wars which have cost us our 4th Amendment rights, enriched the Drug Lords (the worst segment of society), terrorized as well as killed many innocent victims, and cost this country tens of billions of dollars each year, then lean on Congress to stop Ron Paul from doing the sensible thing. He can’t unilaterally stop those Drug Wars.
    If you just can’t stand the idea of ending our Empire Building around the world which has resulted in losing tens of thousands of our good soldiers, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, making millions of new enemies, and spending hundreds of billions of dollars each year, then lean on Congress to stop Ron Paul from doing the sensible thing.
    But Ron Paul (with Congress’s cooperation) is the only viable candidate in the race who can and will actually shrink our Gargantuan Government before we have no money and no Freedom left.

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