Gov. Pawlenty is headed to Iowa this weekend to speak to GOP activists. ABC News says he also made a congratulatory phone call to the new mayor of Manchester, New Hampshire. Iowa and New Hampshire are the first two critical tests for any presidential candidate.
Pawlenty wasn’t the only one. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and New York Gov. George Pataki also made calls. The new mayor isn’t backing a candidate.
Update: A new Gallup 2012 poll finds Pawlenty at the back of the pack. About half of those polled say they would not seriously consider Pawlenty for president.