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Pawlenty Says ‘We’ll Know Soon Enough’
ABC News ^ | August. 8, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe

Posted on 08/08/2012 11:02:23 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

JACKSON, Mich. — After a brief speech at the opening of a campaign office here, Tim Pawlenty was asked if he would return to Michigan “when you’re vice president.”

“We’ll know soon enough,” Pawlenty, dressed in shirt sleeves, told the crowd with a chuckle.

The former Minnesota governor is believed to be on Mitt Romney’s short list of running mates and there is speculation that the choice could be made any day.

Hank Choate, the chair of the Jackson County Republicans, asked the former Minnesota governor what his schedule is like Friday, asking a question many of the reporters in the room were trying to determine.

Pawlenty answered that he would be in New Hampshire. Pawlenty is doing four events in the state Saturday for the state party and the Romney campaign.

Choate then invited Pawlenty to a barbecue here on Sept. 23.

“As the VP, we will welcome you with open arms,” Choate said.

Pawlenty then told the crowd of about 30 that Romney “can’t make a bad pick.”

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1 posted on 08/08/2012 11:02:27 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Pawlenty then told the crowd of about 30 that Romney “can’t make a bad pick.”

Oh yes he can and one of them would be you.

2 posted on 08/08/2012 11:14:09 AM PDT by 103198
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To: All

3 posted on 08/08/2012 11:14:29 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: j_k_l

Indeed.

I’m starting to think: PAUL RYAN.


4 posted on 08/08/2012 11:16:42 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: 103198

I wasn’t in favor of Chris Christie for VP before this week, but am convinced he may be Romney’s only hope to fight back and put O and his “regime” in their place. Where is Newt when we need him?


5 posted on 08/08/2012 11:18:55 AM PDT by spiderfern
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To: InterceptPoint

yeah Paul Ryan would take apart Joe Biden in a debate


6 posted on 08/08/2012 11:20:14 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is the “boring white guy” that Brian Williams was bugging Romney about....

Rubio is best suited to GAIN the most votes.
Nevermind what the birthers say...


7 posted on 08/08/2012 11:23:57 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Speaking as a Minnesotan, I’m really glad Pawlenty was elected governor twice. But he’s the wrong choice for VP, though he would be a good member of Romney’s cabinet. Better yet, I’d like to see him run against Al Franken in 2014.


8 posted on 08/08/2012 11:27:42 AM PDT by Parmenio
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To: G Larry
Rubio is best suited to GAIN the most votes. Nevermind what the birthers say...

Well, in that case I'm hoping for Benjamin Netanyahu

9 posted on 08/08/2012 11:31:58 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: G Larry
Rubio is best suited to GAIN the most votes. Nevermind what the birthers say...

Then choosing Arnold Schwarzenegger would indeed make more sense. We COULD win Califor-nay-yeah.

Heck, ask Pelosi to be the VP.

10 posted on 08/08/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Who is the clown that decided “Natural Born Citizen” means both Parents must also be born on American soil?


11 posted on 08/08/2012 11:45:05 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

It wouldn’t be FFFFAAAAAIIIIIRRRRR


12 posted on 08/08/2012 11:56:15 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pawlenty?


13 posted on 08/08/2012 11:57:33 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: G Larry

NBC means that both parents were American citizens at the time of the child’s birth.


14 posted on 08/08/2012 11:58:47 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: G Larry
Who is the clown that decided “Natural Born Citizen” means both Parents must also be born on American soil?

Barack Obama to John McCain

15 posted on 08/08/2012 12:06:19 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: G Larry

Anyways that’s all thrown out the window with the rest of the US Constitution thanks to Barack Obama and also thanks to John Boehner for letting it happen.

Heck, all George Soros needs to do is burn his papers and he’s eligible to be President. What he’s said verbally or in books no longer matters he’s an American citizen until proven otherwise now. That’s the new way. (at least it is unless Obama gets tossed out for it before getting voted out of office).


16 posted on 08/08/2012 12:09:48 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pawlenty/Pelosi - 2012

Hey hey, ho ho—PP, we gotta go....

Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.


17 posted on 08/08/2012 12:11:17 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pawlenty is a stand up guy and would make a great VP. However, I don’t think he will help near as much in the electoral count as Portman,Rubio, or McDonnel.


18 posted on 08/08/2012 12:12:17 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Parmenio

The fact that Franken was elected on Pawlenty’s watch despite plenty of evidence of fraud makes me a bit concerned about Tim’s gonads.


19 posted on 08/08/2012 12:13:30 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Pawlenty is a stand up guy and would make a great VP. However, I don’t think he will help near as much in the electoral count as Portman,Rubio, or McDonnel.


20 posted on 08/08/2012 12:13:41 PM PDT by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

With the way Romney is headed (down in the polls, gaffe after gaffe), it only makes sense to pick a conservative.

That way they can blame them for the eventual loss - just like they did Palin. It couldn’t possibly be Romney McDole.


21 posted on 08/08/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I was going to read this article about Pawlenty, but I got bored just thinking about it.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 12:31:20 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
Spoke w/ one of my out of the box thinkers today, their long shot (and I like this one)...

Nicky Haley, some of his points and mine...

* She is a Women
* Took on Corny Capitalism i.e. the Boeing mess.
* Shinning light on the American Experience and Immigrant Children that do well
* And last but not least needed in these budget cutting times, she is an Uber CPA, Washington would not like the likes of her their...

Brilliant pick IMHO...

23 posted on 08/08/2012 12:36:26 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Sioux-san

You seemed to have omitted the quote from the Constitution...


24 posted on 08/08/2012 12:38:00 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: tsowellfan

You seemed to have omitted the quote from the Constitution...


25 posted on 08/08/2012 12:38:56 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: ScottinVA

Would be worse than Dan Quale. And that was pretty bad.


26 posted on 08/08/2012 12:39:53 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: G Larry

Since you posted that BOGUS statement, I guess it’s YOU.


27 posted on 08/08/2012 12:40:37 PM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: greenhornet68

You seemed to have omitted the quote from the Constitution that validates your position...


28 posted on 08/08/2012 12:51:16 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am lukewarm on Pawlenty.

He neither excites me or alarms me that much.

I think he will in the general election give Romney more pluses than minuses, any gaffes along the way not withstanding.


29 posted on 08/08/2012 12:54:09 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Sioux-san

The governor of Minnesota has no control over the counting of votes. Regarding Pawlenty’s gonads, he really did a job on Brian Sullivan during the 2002 primary, so I don’t think there’s anything missing in that department.


30 posted on 08/08/2012 1:16:15 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: G Larry
You seemed to have omitted the quote from the Constitution

Not me. You must be talking about someone else. I didn't quote anything from the Constitution. In fact what I did say is that the Constitution has been thrown out the window by this pResident and if I believe that why in the heck would I quote something that's gone already?

31 posted on 08/08/2012 2:02:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: Wuli
I am lukewarm on Pawlenty

He's boring (to those voters who would need to be excited over character in order to go out and vote).

I'd compare it to a McCain/Lieberman ticket

32 posted on 08/08/2012 2:05:02 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Exactly!
There is NO definition of NBC in the Constitution!

You’ve made it up!


33 posted on 08/08/2012 2:14:34 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry
There is NO definition of NBC in the Constitution!

You’ve made it up!

I made NOTHING up. You're putting words in my mouth. I never even talk about Natural Born Citizen regarding Obama because I have not even seen proof of who his parents really are or proof he was born in the United States. There is nothing that proves his parents were American so unlike the NBC crowd that actually gives Obama the benefit of the doubt I do not go that far. Obama has provided nothing to prove he's a legal citizen of the United States. Nothing.

That means even George Soros is eligible now.

34 posted on 08/08/2012 3:16:42 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: G Larry
Who is the clown that decided “Natural Born Citizen” means both Parents must also be born on American soil?

You go first. Post your quote from the Constitution that validates your statement and then I'll respond.

35 posted on 08/08/2012 3:35:02 PM PDT by greenhornet68
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To: greenhornet68

“Natural Born Citizen” means both Parents must be citizens at the childs birth.


36 posted on 08/08/2012 3:39:13 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: 103198

Romney’s only smart pick would be to pick himself as VP and then name Palin as his running mate.


37 posted on 08/08/2012 3:42:15 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH

According to what?

Others have been slow to quote the Constitution...


38 posted on 08/08/2012 4:16:31 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry

The Constitution says The president must be a natural born citizen. Then we get........
The Minor case was “held precedent” in a number of supreme court definitions. Were there any doubt about the significance of this Soros’ Center For American Progress confirmed it by editing some twenty five Supreme Court decisions containing citations to Minor v. Happerset over the Summer of 2008. Cornell Law School did the same, again with oversight of Soros’ Center for Am. Progress’s CIO, Carl Malamud, edited out a whole paragraph of Re: Lockwood, because it cites to Minor has “held” law - precedent. (Obama almost appointed Carl Director of the US Govt Printing Office; there is no telling what might have become of our national archives had that happened).
No court has contested Minor v. Happersett. The weaseling of judges is something to behold. Federal judges are a disgrace. Oaths clearly mean nothing. Even the military is infected, as they showed with the Colonel Lakin hearing, not allowing a decorated officer to present evidence, and sending him to Leavenworth because Obama’s citizenship papers could “be embarrassing.” They even blithly reordered the chain of military command, eliminating the Commander in Chief from responsibility for orders.
Until there is acknowledgment that the Constitution is no longer our foundation Obama’s ineligibility will not be forgotten. Supreme Court cases and the documents of founders and framers are being scrubbed and edited, but there is still paper in some libraries. We can all guess at why - McCain’s entitlement as a former prisoner of war, the need for Rubio so that the crony capitalism which is so essential to the wealth of congressmen (read Schweizer’s “Throw Them All Out”), since Rubio’s ineligibility will insure that he is owned by those behind the curtain, .... the suppression of Article II Section 1 was deemed necessary. We know that at least twenty five attempts to amend it failed, right up to 2006, three by John Conyers between 2002 and 2007 afmed at Obama, one by Hatch for Scharzenegger, and four other attempts, not counting the Obama/McCaskill SB 2678, though it needed to be an amendment to have affect (and this writer might have supported SB 2678).
The only uncertainty about Obama’s ineligibility is that there is no law that forces the Supreme Court to abide by precedent. They could make new precedent. But until they do, Obama is not a constitutional president, even if the press and public use that title. As Justice Thomas pointed out, the Court is evading the issue. We are presumably a nation of laws, and not men, though John Adams might judge that we have failed to protect, and thus lost, our constitutional protections.


39 posted on 08/08/2012 5:13:17 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: W. W. SMITH

This is NOT about Obama!
This is about Rubio.
NOTHING you provide says the Parents must be citizens.

As for your tin-foil hat, conspiracy theories regarding the management and control of Rubio...get a life!


40 posted on 08/08/2012 7:23:50 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry

What the ...... the case I cited defined natural born as born on US soil of citizen parents. Rubio specifically was born on US soil of parents that where Cuban citizens who later became naturalized US citizens. Rubio does not meat the requirements to wit he is not natural born.

NOW.....”As for your tin-foil hat, conspiracy theories regarding the management and control of Rubio...get a life!” what the L are you talking about.


41 posted on 08/08/2012 7:51:07 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: G Larry

As for your tin-foil hat, conspiracy theories regarding the management and control of Rubio...get a life!

what are you saying that Soros did not pay an organization to change portions of the web so as to foist a fraud on this nation. If so then you are complicit in the crime. I have contacted congressmen and senators putting forth the idea that those who have abridged the documents on the web to further a crime face capital charges.


42 posted on 08/08/2012 7:58:14 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: G Larry

“This is the “boring white guy” that Brian Williams was bugging Romney about....

Rubio is best suited to GAIN the most votes.
Nevermind what the birthers say...”


That’s ridiculous. No matter how hard Rubio whores himself for amnesty, the GOPe is still going to lose the illegal alien vote. You need to think of another strategy.


43 posted on 08/08/2012 8:29:27 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

“Another” approach is nominating Sarah Palin.

This turns a lot of women free to vote their gender.

And offers a real competitor for half our voters, if Hillary is the opposing nominee.

I do not know if Hillary will enter the race, but if she does we have to be ready.


44 posted on 08/08/2012 8:35:16 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (America doesn't need any new laws. America needs freedom!)
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To: RaisingCain

We don’t WANT the “illegal alien vote”!!!

We don’t want them voting AT ALL!!!

Florida is a swing state, WE WANT THAT VOTE.

...so, guess which analysis is “ridiculous”?


45 posted on 08/09/2012 5:36:18 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: Sioux-san

that’s my beef with him exactly. “minnesota NICE” is not what we need in this election to fight dirty chicago pols.


46 posted on 08/09/2012 5:39:10 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: G Larry

“...so, guess which analysis is “ridiculous”?”


The one that says Amnesty Rubio is a conservative.


47 posted on 08/09/2012 8:54:23 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

Keep showing your support for Obama.....he appreciates it.


48 posted on 08/09/2012 9:11:39 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: G Larry

“Keep showing your support for Obama.....he appreciates it.”


You bloody fool, does the truth sting so much that I can’t utter one truth about a single member of the GOP without being accused of supporting Obama? Rubio is a amnesty pimp. Care to prove me wrong?


49 posted on 08/09/2012 11:04:26 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: RaisingCain

You will call anybody that doesn’t want every illegal shipped back an “amnesty pimp”, and the declare them “not sufficiently conservative”.

Rubio wants a solution, which he hasn’t defined.
I believe that starts with closing the border, follow by policies that promote self-deportation. Somewhere along the line some accommodations will be made.

THAT is the real world, and only a “bloody fool” won’t acknowledge it.
Ya, I’d prefer all illegals left, but we all know it won’t happen.

We need candidates who are as conservative as possible and who will garner the most votes.
Rubio is up and down the line the most conservative potential VP candidate out there.
That he has a different implementation plan for your pet issue should not be the deciding factor.
Instead of whining, why don’t you let us all know who you believe will ADD THE MOST VOTES to help fire Obama.


50 posted on 08/10/2012 5:30:31 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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