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But up against the crazies like Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and others (none of whom have thrown down yet), and the unappealing like Newt Gingrich, TPaw's only real competition is Mittens and maybe Mike Huckabee. Huckabee has the disturbing ability to make extreme things sound almost reasonable, so I'm worried about him. I'm not so worried about Pawlenty, except that he's so mild, he might just win.
Pawlenty says 'I'm running;" campaign downplays it
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty may be running for president, but he's not ready to be official about it.
Pawlenty moved quickly Tuesday to knock down a CNN story that appeared to show him officially entering the race.
During an airing of Piers Morgan Tonight, taped earlier in the day, the talk show host remarked on Pawlenty's low standing in early polls. He asked if Pawlenty would consider being real estate tycoon Donald Trump's No. 2 on a ticket. The former governor laughed and responded, "I'm running for president. . ."
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