Posts Tagged ‘Tim Pawlenty’
For every Steve Jobs and every Warren Buffett, there's an equal and opposite nitwit who spent 2011 devouring attention and contributing nothing to productive society. We salute the great artisans of utter uselessness with the one celebratory year-end list you don't want to be on Welcome to that other category of famous people: the ones who took up more than their fair share of oxygen and offered zero value in return, whose deeds did nothing to change lives of billions worldwide. Their one contribution to society? They make you, Mr. Everyday American, feel indispensable by comparison. This year yielded a particularly rich crop. So without further ado, meet the most useless bastards of 2011. via The 25 Least Influential People Alive: Humor: GQ. Our favorites: 3. Ed Schultz There are so [...]
Two Endorsements ahead of the CNN Tea Party Debate I wonder how long this has been in the works. Was the plan always to roll it out tonight before the debate or did Perry and Jindal speed things up to match T-Paw’s Romney endorsement? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is backing Rick Perry for president, a major endorsement for the Texas governor as the campaign for the Republican nomination enters the crucial fall stretch of the primary calendar, a source tells CNN. Jindal is on his way to Florida and will be Perry’s guest at Monday night’s “Tea Party Republican Debate” broadcast on CNN from Tampa, the source said. Jindal is expected to formally make the announcement prior to the debate. Neither endorsement breaks either guy out of their niche. Romney’s running as the safe, [...]
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is dropping out of the Republican presidential contest, after a disappointing third-place finish in the Iowa Straw Poll Saturday. "We needed to get some lift to continue on and have a pathway forward," Pawlenty said this morning in an exclusive interview on "This Week." "That didn't happen, so I'm announcing this morning on your show that I'm going to be ending my campaign for president. "I'm very, very grateful for the people of Iowa," Pawlenty added. "I wish it would have been different, but obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist, so we're going to end the campaign." Pawlenty, 50, finished with 2,293 votes in the straw poll, giving him 14 percent of the total ballots cast, more than 2,500 votes behind winner Rep. Michele Bachmann, [...]
Ames Iowa Straw Poll Results, Saturday, August 13, 2011 Michele Bachmann - 4823 (28.6%) Ron Paul - 4671 (27.7%) Tim Pawlenty - 2293 (13.6%) Rick Santorum - 1657 (9.8%) Herman Cain - 1456 (8.6%) Rick Perry - 718 (4.3%) Mitt Romney - 567 (3.4%) Newt Gingrich - 385 (2.3%) Others - 162 (1.0%) Jon Huntsman - 69 (0.4%) Thaddeus McCotter - 35 (0.2%) Ames straw poll results: Bachmann wins narrowly over Paul Ed: The fun of the Ames straw poll came to an end this afternoon as the ballot count shows that 16,892 votes were cast, and Michele Bachmann (4823) won a narrow victory over Ron Paul (4671) — less than 200 votes difference. Tim Pawlenty finished in a distant third (2293), followed by Rick Santorum and then Herman Cain. Bachmann comes away with a win, but not by much — [...]
Update: Ames Iowa Straw Poll Results, Saturday, August 13, 2011 Predictions on Ames Ames, Iowa -- The polls just closed and the results aren't in yet, but no hedging is necessary: Michele Bachmann is going to win the Ames Straw Poll. The lines into her tent have been long all day, and they've had to buy more tickets to hand out at least twice. As for the rest of the field: If I had to guess I'd say Ron Paul comes in second. From eyeballing the crowd it looks like there are as many Pawlenty supporters as Paul supporters -- the former stand out because the Pawlenty campaign has been handing out green t-shirts -- but the Paul supporters are so much more intense in their commitment to their man. Pawlenty's support is soft enough that, given a random green-shirted man here, I wouldn't [...]
Eight presidential candidates have qualified for the Fox News/Iowa GOP debate Thursday night. Expected to appear at the nationally televised event in Ames are: Massachusetts' Mitt Romney, Minnesota's Michele Bachmann, Minnesota's Tim Pawlenty, Texas' Ron Paul, Georgia's Herman Cain, Utah's Jon Huntsman, Pennsylvania's Rick Santorum and Georgia's Newt Gingrich, according to Michael Clemente, Fox's vice president of news. The two-hour debate, with commercial breaks, will start at 8 p.m. Rules required candidates to have an average of at least 1 percent support in five national polls by 4 p.m. Tuesday to be eligible to participate, Fox officials said. Some candidates were shut out, including Michigan's Thaddeus McCotter, the most recent candidate to enter the race, and California's Fred [...]
Romney's running mate Mitt Romney already is name dropping when it comes to a possible running mate. At an event in Virginia, he offered up the names of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Mark Rubio. Romney has done this sort of thing before. Four years ago, appearing in South Carolina, he said Sen. Jim DeMint and then Gov. Mark Sanford, both of South Carolina, would make good running mates. He also tossed out the names of Newt Gingrich and Jeb Bush back then. Doherty leaves Pawlenty for Romney Rep. Shaun Doherty is too young to qualify as a running mate, but Mitt Romney must be pleased the state lawmaker from Pelham joined his team last week. Doherty had been with GOP hopeful Tim Pawlenty, but expressed disappointment in Pawlenty's campaign [...]
Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, and Tim Pawlenty have gained the most in name recognition so far this year of any of the Republican presidential candidates Gallup tracks. Each of the four has gained between 18 and 27 percentage points in recognition among Republicans since March of this year, although each began with different base levels of name ID. Read the full story at Cain, Huntsman, Bachmann, Pawlenty Gain Most in Recognition.
The latest Mason-Dixon poll shows Bachmann leads the field in Iowa. Eight behind within the margin of error is Romney. In Head to head Match-ups Romney Beats Obama, Obama beats Bachmann Bachmann 32, Romney 29, Pawlenty had 7 , Santorum 6, Paul 3, Gingrich 2, Cain 1, Huntsman 0, Johnson 0 The survey was conducted by Mason-Dixon Polling and Research, an independent firm. The overall survey, conducted for the Every Child Matters Education Fund, had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.9 percent. Among likely Iowa GOP caucusgoers, the poll found Bachmann had 32 percent support, holding a statistically insignificant lead over Romney at 29 percent. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty had 7 percent; former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum had 6 percent; U.S. Rep. Ron Paul had 3 percent; [...]
This is a perfect metaphor of Barack Obama, while his Wife preaches healthy living, Obama eats a Fat filled meal while talking about keeping jobs in America while his own policies are forcing labor to China. President Barack Obama, on his way to an economic speech in Bettendorf, stopped at a local diner and ordered up a specialty that takes a strong stomach: the Magic Mountain. It’s a cholesterol-packed mound of ground beef, fries and cheese, served over Texas toast. via Proposed end to tax rule gives businesses indigestion | Iowa Caucuses.