Tim Pawlenty Quits the Race

Tim Pawlenty at Ames Poll

Tim Pawlenty said that he sees no pathway forward.

Pawlenty could have been a standout, but made critical mistakes along the campaign trail. For instance, he came out with the Romneycare remark, which worked well, but then he took it back, and then he didn’t.

But his most abysmal failure was his attacking the wrong enemy. He inexplicably attacked fellow Minnesotan, Michelle Bachmann, during the debates last week, and she, in turn, obliterated him.

His poor showing during the Straw Poll didn’t help. Read about it: Tim Pawlenty quits after latest poor showing at the Iowa straw poll.