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Tim Pawlenty Should Go Home To Minnesota

August 13, 2011

How much debt is Mrs. Pawlenty going to allow her husband to create in Iowa during his futile race for the White House?

There were some goals that Tim Pawlenty had to reach and meet this past week, including coming out ahead in a debate and placing solidly in the straw poll.

In the debate Pawlenty went snarky, instead of smart, and lost.

In the straw poll today Pawlenty did not place as he wanted, and more importantly, as he needed to in order to really go further.

There is no where for the hapless soul to head but back to Minnesota.  Pawlenty may not utter the words yet about the future, but in his heart he knows it is all over for this election cycle.

If he can not draw the strength to make the move I suspect Mrs. Pawlenty will grab what needs tugging and get the former Minnesota governor heading north soon.

Pawlenty tried to put a positive spin on the outcome, noting that he did better than his sixth-place finish in a Des Moines Register poll in June.

“We made progress in moving from the back of the pack into a competitive position for the caucuses, but we have a lot more work to do,” he said in a statement. “We are just beginning, and I’m looking forward to a great campaign.”

Pawlenty invested the most time, money and staff in the campaign before the straw poll.

The biggest challenge for him will be to raise the money he needs to continue. Fundraising typically drops off sharply for candidates who fare poorly in the straw poll.

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