Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is right about at least one thing: He is not well known.
That was proven on a recent â€œWait, Wait, Donâ€™t Tell Me,â€ a public radio show from Chicago.
With an introductory quote from the Huffington Post of â€œHe’s a super nice fella, personal and down to earth, but he’s also kind of boring,â€ an Iowan calling from a friendâ€™s house in Falcon Heights, Minn., could not name the person who just announced he is exploring a run for the White House.
â€œThis is his problem: He announced an exploratory committee this week and you have no idea,â€ show host Peter Sagal said. â€œThat sort of sums up this guy.â€
Sagal let the Iowan, who may see Pawlentyâ€™s name on a caucus ballot early next year, know a bit about Republican Pawlenty.
â€œHe succeeded there in Minnesota because unlike his predecessor, Jesse â€˜The Bodyâ€™ Ventura, he was not completely nuts,â€ Sagal said. â€œAnd he plans, pretty much, to apply the same strategy to the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
â€œHis campaign slogan will be: Pawlenty: you know, in your heart, you’ll have to settle.
â€œMaybe Pawlenty: Not Reagan, but not Newt Gingrich, either.
â€œPawlenty: Hey, you have to vote for somebody.â€