Tim Pawlenty: Obama is "all foam and no beer"

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T-Paw enjoys Summit EPA, Grain Belt, and taking shots at Obama.
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Last month, in a piece discussing Tim Pawlenty's vice presidential prospects, The Atlantic's Jill Lawrence wrote that one of T-Paw's virtues is his ability to promote himself "as a person who can comfortably drink a Miller High Life at a VFW with someone wearing a Carhartt jacket."

T-Paw must've taken Lawrence's praise to heart, because these days he's portraying himself as a man with beer on the brain.

During an appearance on behalf of his pal Mitt Romney in Ohio yesterday, Pawlenty characterized President Obama as "all foam and no beer." The Washington Post reports that T-Paw first "rolled out" the Barack-has-no-substance line last weekend in North Carolina.

"You can't live on the foam," Pawlenty added. "His speeches are his foam."

Pawlenty, speaking with NBC News later in the day, characterized his analogy as one that "most Americans can relate to."

He added:
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If Obama is foam, then what is Mitt?
I think most people can relate to the notion that if you want a cold beer you want the beer, you don't want the foam. That sort of gets in the way of the beer and it's not the substance of what you're hoping for. And that's kind of like President Obama's presidency. It's all speeches, it's all words, it's all fancy rhetoric but the results haven't been there.
Asked about his favorite brews, T-Paw cited local favorites Grain Belt Nordeast and Summit Extra Pale Ale. Criticize his politics all you want, but give the dude credit -- he at least seems to have decent taste in beer.

Meanwhile, Mitt reportedly plans to announce his running mate sometime soon -- the RNC is less than a month away, after all -- and will do so via a new mobile app. If the past is precedent, news of Mitt's choice will leak before Romney's campaign notifies folks electronically.

T-Paw's line got us thinking -- if Obama is all foam and no beer, then what sort of alcohol-related analogy best sums up Mitt?


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22 comments
David Cummer
David Cummer

Romney is not even "near beer". And T-Paw, isn't comparing a Mormon to alcohol a bit, well, poorly thought out?

Marianne Luban
Marianne Luban

Huh? Mormons don't even drink coffee. No stimulants!

Steve Froehlich
Steve Froehlich

Maybe Timmy should ask Osama Bin Laden how he feels about beer foam and get back to us.

Paul Reyburn
Paul Reyburn

Budweiser. Bland, no taste, just makes you feel bad.

Myra Jensen
Myra Jensen

Only 3.2 in Utah, how would he know?

theflyingcamel
theflyingcamel

I've met Tim Pawlenty on three occasions and those three instances have led me to believe that if there isn't a camera around, Tim Pawlenty has no interest in...in fact can barely force himself to be civil to; regular working folks. He's a douchebag plain and simple.

 

Kara Greshwalk
Kara Greshwalk

Romney is your weird Uncle Charley's moonshine. You never quite know what's all in it, and each new batch is just a little more different than the previous one.

Charles D. Rhoden III
Charles D. Rhoden III

Mitt is like Budweiser - if you like the taste of big business generated used horse water, he's the guy for you.

Trevor Ludwig
Trevor Ludwig

a non-alcoholic appletini Completely useless when you're trying to have fun Waste of money and way too fruity for its own good.

Ryan Parker Knox
Ryan Parker Knox

A double shot of Death's Door vodka. Stiff, expensive, bad for you, & not worth it.

MikeW
MikeW

I am looking forward to another season of Schell's Oktoberfest!

Rob Parkos
Rob Parkos

Romney is the gag reflex and the possibility of waking up mugged and de-pants'ed you get from cheap tequila!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @theflyingcamel Ummmm I'm pretty sure he talks about beer and/or hockey all the time.  That's what you dumb working class apes like right?   Beer?  Hockey?   I work for an East Coast Newspaper and I'm pretty sure Pawlenty connects with the working class cause all those dumb apes want to hear about is beer.   I'm going to ask the janitor at lunch.

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