Tim Pawlenty, Third in Iowa Straw Poll, Bows Out

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Say "Goodnight, Gracie"!

It's funny, but, after awakening to analysis that third place "kept him in the running", Tim Pawlenty announces he is dropping out of the presidential race.

Former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty announced on Sunday he is dropping out of the Republican presidential contest, after a distant third place finish in a key test vote.

Pawlenty made the announcement after finishing with 2,293 votes Saturday in Iowa's Ames Straw Poll -- seen as a key indicator of who will fare well in early nominating contests next year -- over 2,500 votes behind winner Representative Michele Bachmann and second place finisher Ron Paul.

The Pawlenty campaign, officially launched in May, "didn't get the kind of traction and lift we had hoped coming out of the straw poll," he told ABC's "This Week."

Maybe it's for the best. I have a hard time imagining "President T-Paw".

Cross posted at Proof Positive

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