#rsrh Perry/Pawlenty 2012?

I could get behind that.  I was a Pawlenty guy until he dropped out after Ames, so obviously I think that he’s qualified – and Perry could use Pawlenty’s core team, who were and are some of the best of the business.

Early days, of course: first Perry has to survive the September debate gauntlet.  If he does – and, if nothing else, we can expect that Romney will not be keeping the low profile at future debates that he did in past ones – then we can revisit the subject at a later date.

Via Hot Air Headlines.


  • jetty says:

    Has a candidate ever chosen a running mate before clinching his party’s primary? If not, is there any way that this could happen PRIOR to Iowa?

  • Danielle Davis says:

    I could dig this combination. Loved Pawlenty and wished there had been a different outcome after Iowa.

  • AZR says:

    Moe, am an idiot, so be gentle.

    But I’ve seen you write that TPaw had some of the best guys available several times. I also know that TPaw had a tough time raising funds. It’s why he dropped out, no?

    So why were the best people working for a guy with no money? It strikes me as odd. Am I totally off base?

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Because they thought that he could do it, AZR. They certainly provided the support that they could be reasonably expected to support: fundraising and general interest, however, are going to be up to the candidate in the end. My analysis of why Pawlenty didn’t provide enough is going to have to wait until after the election, probably: there are elements of said analysis that are going to be critical of Republicans (as well as elements that are going to be critical of Pawlenty), but not in a way that will actually help Team Pachyderm right now. We’ve got too many Republicans bitterly writing next year’s Democratic attack ads as it is. 🙂

  • Ric Locke says:

    O Gawd yes! From Two with No Clue to a pair with genuine expertise, not all of it overlapping? I’m so behind that one. How do you go about starting a Movement?


  • Ric Locke says:

    Further thought: What if Perry appointed Sarah Palin as Chief Advisor and Designated Lightning-Rod? All they’d have to do is send her out to make a speech somewhere, and it would head-fake the Press so bad they’d be thirty points up before Pinch noticed anything.


  • AZR says:

    Fair enough, Moe. And the point about the attack ads, exactly.

    Ric, Palin should be Sec State, so we can all watch the Emirs heads explode. And Santelli for SecTreas!

  • Ric Locke says:

    Nononooo, AZR. Santelli for Press Secretary. Treasury goes to Ryan.

    There you go: an amusing parlor game. Assign each of the Republican Presidential hopefuls to a Cabinet slot, assuming a Perry/Pawlenty top ticket.


  • Bob Stovall says:

    I could easily get behind virtually ANY Perry/___________ ticket. But, as Stymie, of Little Rascals fame was once admonished:”If you’re going to wish for something you can’t have, wish for something BIG.”

    If Perry is the nominee, he could name anyone he wished other than that fop Huntsman from Utah without jeopardizing his chances of winning.

    Perry/Palin would be such fun. The left would go into full Gran Mal seizures after which their heads would either burst into flames or explode.

    What could be more fun?

  • qixlqatl says:

    My dream ticket? Not Obama /Not Biden. I can’t think of anyone who would **not** be an improvement over Dumb and Dumber….

  • Skip says:

    Well, obviously you make Ron Paul Fed Chairman, Ric.

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