Tim Pawlenty quits presidential campaign [VIDEO]

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Tim Pawlenty: You won't have T-Paw to kick around anymore.
Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty announced this morning that he is quitting the presidential race after his disappointing third place finish in the Iowa straw poll yesterday.

Once considered one of three likely front-runners, T-Paw's campaign failed to catch fire. Once fellow Minnesotan Michele Bachmann entered the race, she stole much of his thunder and quickly usurped the throne. When she finished first in Ames yesterday, it was the final nail in Pawlenty's political coffin.

"I wish it would have been different, but obviously the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist, so we're going to end the campaign," Pawlenty said.

Pawlenty made the formal announcement on ABC's This Week, saying that he was not interested in filling out any other candidate's ticket as the vice presidential candidate.

It was a fitting end to a quixotic campaign that was announced on the obituary page of his hometown newspaper:
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Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Now he can do what he loves get drunk, watch hockey, and ruin Minnesota financially. 

bkmn
bkmn

TPaw...he just couldn't get it right.  Not as gov or as a prez candidate.  At least he ran the state's finances into the ground when he was in the legislature.

Pawthetic
Pawthetic

Pathetic.  He actually does better than he should have done in a single, initial poll and then he quits. 

Greg
Greg

Just like being the Gov.,, he ran his campaign ,, untill it had every ounce of life squeezed out of it,,then leave it flat. He would have made SOME President.

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