Pawlenty Drops Out
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty abandoned his bid for the GOP presidential nomination on Sunday after a disappointing finish in the Ames Straw Poll in Iowa.
“We needed a boost from Ames that didn’t happen,” Pawlenty told staff on a conference call Sunday morning, CNN learned.
Speaking to ABC’s “This Week,” Pawlenty said his campaign needed a lift in the straw poll.
“The pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist and so we’re going to end the campaign,” he said.
I’m not 100% certain where T-Paw went wrong, but I suspect that his support for an individual mandate for Minnesota had something to do with it… in the wake of ObamaCare, that’s pretty much a problem for any candidate.