Gov. Pawlenty spoke with Missouri reporters after he gave a 25 minute speech to conservative activists at the Missouri Republican Party's Lincoln Days Dinner on Friday night.
During the q and a, Pawlenty was asked if he thought his decision to back John McCain's U.S. Senate bid would hurt him among far right conservatives if he ran for the White House in 2012. Here's his response:
"I've known John McCain for twenty years dating back the last 1980s, I've long considered him a friend and somebody I greatly admire for his service to our country both in the military and as a United States Senator. I believe he deserves reelection to the United States Senate as a Republican. So I'm going to stand on that principle, if that costs me it costs me but it's what I believe." Listen
Pawlenty co-chaired the McCain for President committee in 2008 and was considered to be on McCain's short list of running mates. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin ended up getting the nod.
This shows how narrow minded and a one trck mind Pawwhimmy has and that know body wants him to run for anything at all not even had jantior at thee state capital or any other capital in the United States period!
Also McCain does not deserve to be reelected as a republican at all he has alzheimer's and is out of date and touch with people not only in his own state but the rest of the country as well. Who cares how long Pawwhimmy has known Nothing but the same from McCain! They nboth want to continue the same Bush era policys that nearly not only bankrupyed this country but thre rest of the world as well. Do we want that all over again! Pawwhimmy still has it in that head of this that he is going to run any way know matter what. He is just wasting his time and others peoples money doing. He is running his own legal ponzi sceme to try and run. when he should use it to go back to school and learn how to spell the word "puck" or give it to charity like the MN Mild! or for early retirement! I also hope the house like the state senate over ride his veto on GAMC and on any other bill he veto's!