Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pawlenty: Wrong "Advisers"

If this is a portent, then Pawlenty's the wrong guy.

An all-star list of GOP strategists for his PAC’s first fundraiser. Hey — I thought Mitt was supposed to be the RINO candidate this time!

RINO is the name, alright.

...Earlier this month, Pawlenty rolled out a list of political and Web strategists who would serve as top advisers to his PAC — and, presumably, his eventual presidential campaign.

That list included Phil Musser, the former executive director of the Republican Governors Association; Nelson, a veteran of the Iowa caucuses who briefly served as Sen. McCain’s (R-Ariz.) campaign manager; Sara Taylor, President George W. Bush’s former political director; and Conant, a former press secretary at the Republican National Committee. The Web team includes Patrick Hynes, Liz Mair, Mindy Finn and Patrick Ruffini, all campaign veterans.

Holtz-Eakin, McCain's guru, also has an interest. If he gets signed by Pawlenty, there may as well be a third party run.


steveegg said...

The web team is halfway-decent, especially Liz Mair. The rest I'd rather not think about.

I suppose the "good" news is T-Paw will not get the 2012 nomination; that has already been won by Romney. The bad news is he could easily finish 2nd, thereby guaranteeing him the 2016 nomination.

Jeremy R. Shown said...

Between this and that comment you left about neither side representing real people, I'm beginning to wonder-should I stay home in 2010? 2012?