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Quote of the Day – the field narrows…

“I wish it would have been different. But obviously the pathway forward for me doesn’t really exist so we are going to end the campaign.”

- Tim Pawlenty commenting on his decision to leave the Republican nominee race.

Why is Ames, Iowa, the new Comedy Capital of the World?

Because…

Michele Bachmann won a straw poll of Iowa Republicans Saturday, confirming her status as the front runner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in the state that kicks off the real voting next winter.

“Bachmann, a U.S. representative from Minnesota, edged out Rep. Ron Paul of Texas. Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota finished a distant third, a disappointment for a man who freely invested time and money in search of a strong showing to boost his flagging campaign.”

The rest of the nation looks on with astonishment.

Thinking about the Republican Leadership…

A poem for the morning:

Republicans are funny folks

They like to laugh at racist jokes…

But make a joke about their guys

And they will tell you “It’s all lies.”

Perhaps the thing their humor lacks

are ways of getting votes from blacks.

When Obama impersonator Reggie Brown took the stage Saturday at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, the audience howled as he joked about how he only celebrates half of Black History Month and that his mother loved a black man, “but she was not a Kardashian.” They were practically rolling in the aisles at a bit about how presidents age in office, in which a stylish “before” photo of President Obama and the first lady was followed by an “after” photo of actors Redd Foxx and LaWanda Page playing Fred Sanford and Aunt Esther from Sanford and Son.

But when Brown started in on the 2012 Republican candidates — he said Newt Gingrich‘s campaign is dropping “like Anthony Weiner‘s pants in an AOL chat room,” and that Tim Pawlenty could turn to “Obamneycare” for the spinal transplant he needs — Brown got the hook and was walked off the stage by a party official.

- from The Root

A Leadership Conference… give me a break.

Quote for the Morning – Tim Pawlenty learns his lesson…

From Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire:

Tim Pawlenty said he made a mistake dodging the chance during their debate to once again tie Mitt Romney to “Obamneycar” – but he corrected it on Fox last night:

“I think in response to that direct question I should have been much more clear during the debate… I don’t think we can have a nominee that was involved in the development and construction of Obamacare and then continues to defend it and that was the question, I should have answered it directly and instead I stayed focused on Obama…I should have been more clear, I should have made the point that (Romney) was involved in developing it, he really laid the groundwork…

I don’t think you can prosecute the political case against President Obama if you are a co-conspirator in one of the main charges against the president, on the political level.”

He then used his Obomneycare phrase again… and apparently he’s is letting this stuff out on Twitter – perhaps he should remember what Twitter did to Anthony Weiner.

Cartoon(s) of the Week – Some Questions Regarding Republican Primary Candidates

Tony Auth in The Philadelphia Inquirer:

What sets Tim Pawlenty apart from the other Candidates?  Nothing.

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Jeff Danziger in the L.A. Times:

Who do the Media Controllers on the Right want for a Candidate? Someone with their weight on issues.

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Don Wright, Tribune Media Services:

Who do the ordinary Republican voters want? Who knows?

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Milt Priggee in the Puget Sound Business Journal:

How do we know if a Candidate is in the race or not? Hard to tell…

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