There has been plenty of discussion about whether Gov. Pawlenty will make a run for the White House in 2012. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, a Democrat, doesn’t seem to concerned.
On Fox Business this morning, Rybak said Pawlenty will “get his butt kicked by Barack Obama.”
Rybak also sidestepped a question on whether he’ll run for governor (“We’ll figure that out tomorrow,” he said.)
The quote is about 5:00 in. One clarification: The host is incorrect in her statement that Pawlenty says “he’s going to go for the White House.”
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org