Tweet of the Day: Pawlenty finally fires back
June 16th, 2011
03:43 PM ET
6 years ago

Tweet of the Day: Pawlenty finally fires back

@timpawlenty: On seizing debate opportunity re: healthcare: Me 0, Mitt 1. On doing healthcare reform the right way as governor: Me 1, Mitt 0

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  1. logic in LA

    losers in general- Romney and Pawlenty-2- American people if they get elected- 308,000,000 +

    June 16, 2011 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  2. Mitt Romney - He'll Say Anything To Get Elected

    On the Palin Cojones Scale –

    Pawlenty – ZERO – squared

    June 16, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  3. Scott in Atlanta

    Just like the cowardly trolls that lurk these blogs. Pawlenty has to wait until he's safely far enough away from Mitt to throw So he doesn't get b slapped up, I guess... Just like Pawlenty, most of these cowards on the blogs would clam right up in the immediate presence of the one they're denegrating.


    June 16, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    What a softy. If he can't take on Romney face-to-face, President Obama will obliterate him in a debate.

    June 16, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  5. tjaman

    Well, in order to support a tweet like that I'd need some information about how you reformed health care as governor, no? Any 12 year old girl can snark, T-Paw. You'd have to actually /lead/. Obama 1, T-Paw 0

    June 16, 2011 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  6. kakaraka

    What a weak politician Tim Pawlenty. You were unable to say it like a man in front of Romney and now far away you are twitting this nonsense. Go Tim. You blow your chance already. Instead of challenging Romit, you let it be and attacking President Obama instead with lies and misinformation. Game over for you dude.

    June 16, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  7. once upon a horse

    Weak Timmy VERY's easy to confront a person when you are not there with them. Just like you all did in your so-called debate where the 6 of you ganged up on President Obama since he was not there to defend himself or his policies. Sarah Palin has taught you very well about how easy it is to confront thru FaceBook and Twitter.

    June 16, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  8. John

    The last thing we need is a president that thinks he can fight terrorism on twitter.

    June 16, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  9. Georgia Girl

    Oh shut up T-Paw. You had your chance.

    June 16, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. Dan from Tx

    Wow, there's some "real courage". Where was it when he was standing in Romney's face??

    June 16, 2011 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    On your budget proposal being in touch with reality.
    Google: 10,000,000,000 – Pawlenty: 0.000000000

    June 16, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |

    Palin's childish retorts via social networks has rubbed off on this pimple from Minnesota. He couldn't even say it in person. What a loser. Attempt at a comeback = FAIL, Mr. Pawlenty.

    June 16, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  13. AmazonGirl999

    Save it, Pawlenty. You HAD your chance to take it to Romney face-to-face, and you FLINCHED like a wuss. If you can't even find a set in front of "Mittens", you are NOT ready for prime time. But as we all know, most of the GOP contenders know they'll lose, and this is all just a casting call for a well-paying job at FOX anyway.

    June 16, 2011 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  14. Brandon

    Why couldn't he have said something witty like that during the debate as a rebuttal to Romney's clarification?

    It would have smashed the ball back down in his face and made Pawlenty look like the night's only hero.

    What a moron...

    June 16, 2011 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    On lucking out that CNN isn't bothering to provide any coverage of the fat that Minnesota's state government is shutting down because of the budget disaster Pawlenty caused – Pawlenty: 1, Sanity: 0

    June 16, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  16. D

    Chances of T-Paw being President: 0%

    June 16, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  17. juliei4

    If Pawlenty doesn't have the guts to do it face to face, it really isn't going to matter. Tim will be as cooked as the Christmas Goose. (Or the Lutefisk – my being of Scandanavian heritage and from Minnesota originally.) Pawlenty does not impress.

    June 16, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  18. Tony

    In the next debate, Pawlenty will not be present in person, but will participate through tweeting.

    June 16, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  19. d

    I wouldn't call it a missed opportunity. I'd call it being a coward. He can make the jabs just fine on Fox news and Twitter, but is too afraid to take a shot at Mitt when he's actually there to defend himself.

    June 16, 2011 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  20. bellablue

    What a field of GOP Presidential wanna-be's!! They are ALL a bunch of "children"!!! Gotch Mitt . . . . . . Me 1 . . . . . You 0!!!

    June 16, 2011 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  21. bellablue

    What a field of GOP Presidential wanna-be's!!! They are ALL acting like a bunch of "children"
    Hey Mitt: Gotcha!!!!!!!!! Me . . . 1 You . . . 0

    June 16, 2011 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  22. GI Joe

    What an idiot!!

    This isn't about keeping score - we need people more concerned with our country, our citizens, and less concerned about keeping score. GROW UP!!

    June 16, 2011 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  23. Rosslaw

    Hey, all of us have experienced the frustration of "I should have said..." after walking away from a heated conversation. Of course, not all of us are running for President. Pawlenty wet his pants when pushed to repeat his own comments on "Obamey care" with Willard "the hair" Romney standing 10 feet away. Not a good sign for a leader.

    June 16, 2011 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  24. OneMoreTime

    Don't see any comments yet, but I can hardly wait to read them, especially from Dominican Mama

    June 16, 2011 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  25. Taknevs

    Too little...too late!!!

    June 16, 2011 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
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