Milford, New Hampshire (CNN) – Who’s afraid of Sarah Palin?
Apparently not presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty.
After an appearance at an electronic contract manufacturer in Milford, New Hampshire on Thursday, the former Minnesota governor was asked if he is concerned that a Palin bid could "big-foot" his White House hopes.
This comes amid fresh clues fueling the guessing game over whether or not Palin will run for president.
“I mean, I can’t control what other people are going to do or not do. All I can control is my effort,” Pawlenty said. “And I know who I am and why I’m running, and what our message is, and I believe that’s going to prevail.”
Though Pawlenty did not mention Palin by name, he did lay out what could be his argument against her, should the two square off.
“This is a country that’s drowning in debt and deficit, a country that’s got an economy that is in deep trouble and I can fix it,” he said.
“The reason I know that is because I’ve tackled these kinds of issues in Minnesota –- in a tough state. But as to who else may run or not run, you know, that’s up to them. And we’ll see."
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