(CNN) – Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch would not support Sarah Palin for president, but Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty appeals to him.
"He's not the jazziest guy in town and he's not the most exciting, but if you look at what he says, his vision for America … the guy makes sense," Welch said Wednesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
When asked if Pawlenty's lack of charisma might harm him in 2012, the Republican Welch said "It makes a lot of difference to get elected … it doesn't do a hell of a lot for you once you're in the job."
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