Pawlenty Endorses Romney
Not to be outdone, T-Paw has endorsed Mitt Romney.
Vanquished Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty endorsed contender Mitt Romney on Monday, calling the former Massachusetts governor the candidate who “possesses the unique qualifications to confront our severe economic predicament.”
Pawlenty, Minnesota’s former governor, bypassed a home-state candidate in the process, Rep. Michele Bachmann, as well as the front-runner in national polls, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Pawlenty left the 2012 race last month after losing to Bachmann in an Iowa GOP straw poll.
It’s pretty easy to see why he didn’t endorse Bachmann, having been soundly beaten by her in the Ames Straw Poll (as noted above), but why someone that was trying to run as a conservative would endorse someone with as many liberal positions as Romney is a bit baffling.
However, given Pawlenty’s poor showing so far, I doubt this will move many votes to Romney.