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February 17, 2010

Tim Pawlenty on Dennis Miller

I listened to this the other day. It made an impact on me, enough that Pawlenty became (very, very tentatively) my current #1, moving ahead of John Thune.

Oh -- and yeah, he's running. I got an invite to a CPAC T-Paw Blogger Happy Hour. You know who sponsors those? Guys who are running for president. (And no, I'm not even going to CPAC, so no, I am not being bought off by that vaunted "DC Cocktail Circuit.")

Three things are appealing here.

1) His very, very real and not-fake-at-all blue collar upbringing.

2) His impressive indictment of Obamanomics. He's pretty damn fluent.

3) And 3, for those who are really angry, when Dennis Miller suggests that the anger level is building to the point where there might actually be an insurrection, Pawlenty doesn't really disagree. I think it's imprudent to say that, but hey, that will appeal to some. (Oh -- he's running down the Republican Party, too: "We got fired for a reason.")

That said, I know nothing about him, except for his previous pandering about global warming. I don't know his record.

I was sort of hoping to wait on Campaign 2012 season, but we're sort of in it already.

I was talking to someone in the comments, and mentioned my own list of guys I like -- Pawlenty, Pence, Thune, Daniels. Someone said none of those guys gave her "leg thrills."

Well, it could be because no one knows these guys yet. So, I guess it's time to start getting to know them.

(Seriously, I don't know anything about Pawlenty or any of the others, not really.)


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