Governor Tim Pawlenty at the RNC

Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty will speak at the Republican National Committee meeting in California. The two-term fiscal and social conservative is laying all the groundwork for a Presidential bid on 2012. He is already headlining GOP fundraisers, as well as having an influential job as the number two man in the Republican Governors Association. He is only 48 years of age and already has close to twenty years of service in government. The path is simple just get out there and press the flesh because the name recognition on the retreads is hard to ignore. This more than likely means a run against Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. He is contemplating forming a political action committee as he has been seen in Washington, Arkansas and Colorado. You need to get your name out there and the only good news for Pawlenty is he is relatively unknown and when compared to the field he has not ever run before for the White House. The Republican candidate has always been a spot that has been waiting for someone, Reagan moved out of the way for Nixon, Dole moved out of the way for Bush 1, and McCain moved out of the way for Bush 2. Eventually the person that does the right thing will get their shot; Mitt Romney moved out of the way for McCain, we do not know if that applies. In the other cases the person steps aside to do the good party thing so you can start building on the positive moving toward the election. If candidates keep, fighting against each other it only helps the other party and lessons the chance of victory. There could be something said for Romney stepping away from the fight as Huckabee stayed to the end.

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