DFL On Pawlenty’s VP Chances

Talk about Gov. Tim Pawlenty being John McCain’s running
mate is escalating in light of Mitt Romneys suspension of his presidential
campaign.

Minnesota’s
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party took the opportunity to slip a few digs into the
Republican governor’s side:

  • "Pawlenty was unable to carry Minnesota for his endorsed candidate at GOP
    precinct caucuses, while DFL caucus turnout dwarfed Republican turnout by close
    to a factor of four.
  • "Minnesotans are indifferent at best to Pawlentys potential
    presence on the national Republican ticket.
  • "While governor, Pawlenty has watched his party lose a net
    43 Republican legislative seats, and has been unable or unwilling to keep his
    own party in line.
  • "With economic issues rising to the forefront of voters
    concerns nationally, Pawlenty has presided over dramatic job losses and Minnesotas slide into
    recession."

U.S. News and World Report
carried a story this week listing Pawlenty on the short list of McCain’s
running-mate picks, along with Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.