Why Pawlenty went bust

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August 15, 2011
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by Bill Scher  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"In 2007, I attended the biggest conservative annual confab, CPAC. One speaker after another tried to outdo each other for the biggest tall tale, the loudest embrace of Reagan or the most outrageous slander of liberals. But one speaker sought to challenge conservative orthodoxy: Tim Pawlenty. Pawlenty exhorted conservatives not to be 'Country Club Republicans,' but 'Sam's Club Republicans' who stand up for middle-class interests. ... the Weekly Standard reported the speech as successfully winning over skeptical conservatives. But that certainly wasn't my impression." (08/14/11)

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