Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been actively testing the presidential waters for nearly two years. His latest walk on the national stage, ostensibly designed to promote his book Courage to Stand, has included visits to national programs such as Morning Joe, The Daily Show and The View.
But according to a pair of new national polls, Pawlenty still barely registers in surveys looking at who Republicans want to see on the ballot in 2012. The latest poll by The Washington Post found him to be the top pick of just 2 percent of Republican-leaning respondents. That’s actually down 2 percent from Pawlenty’s standing in a similar poll taken 18 months earlier, when he was just starting to explore a presidential bid. The top pick in the latest WaPo survey? Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 26 percent.
Pawlenty fared only slightly better in a poll conducted by NBC and the Wall Street Journal. He was the top choice of 5 percent of respondents, placing him sixth in the potential GOP presidential field. The top choice in that survey was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 19 percent.
Pawlenty is expected to make an announcement about his 2012 plans in the coming months.
Mr. Pawlenty, while conservative in many (if not most) of his values is a miserable disappointment.
Anyone who outright rejects the common sense of demanding that Obama PROVE he was born in this country (and is therefore qualified to occupy the Office of President) is naive at best and downright negligent (bordering on stupid at worst).
We can ill-afford to have a President who gets validation of such a critical, Constitutional matter from the mainstream media (CNN) instead of the source (the actual birth certificate) itself!
Where is it? Does anyone reading this message spend a penny, much less almost 2 million dollars, hiding and protecting their birth certificate? I think not! I smell a rat!!
Is Pawlenty that ill-informed, lazy or just blatantly gullible? He disqualified himself, in my estimation, the moment he made that ridiculous declaration. He learned from CNN that Obama was born in Hawaii?!!. Are you kidding me?!!
While I originally intended to look seriously at his candidacy, I learned (from the misplaced confidence he has for believing CNN-instead of upholding the Constitution) that he’s not ready for “primetime” in the Oval Office!!!
Incidentally, in case you are wondering, I am a 57 year-old, black pastor. Not all of us drink Obama’s kool-aid!