Deep-fried blunder

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August 15, 2011
The American Prospect
by Patrick Caldwell  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"As I explained earlier this week, the straw poll’s main function is weeding out second-tier candidates. By that standard, no one had a worse day than former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who ended his campaign this morning after coming in third. Pawlenty invested heavily in the straw poll: He ran ads, purchased, offered the best food of the day with barbecue catered by Midwestern chain Famous Dave’s, and bused people in from far across the state. But Pawlenty struggled with fundraising, and Rick Perry’s presidential announcement yesterday left even less room for him on the crowded field." (08/15/11)  

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