The Hotline On Call, the National Journal’s political blog, released the “winners and losers” of the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference and MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty didn’t fare well.
The blog said the “Tea Party movement,” former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and The Bush Administration were all winners at the conference.
They said the CPAC Straw Poll (where TX Congressman Ron Paul won by a wide margin), the GOP in general and Pawlenty all fared poorly. Here’s what the blog wrote about Pawlenty:
MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty: TPaw finished next to last, just ahead of Crist, in the ’09 CPAC straw poll, and he finished 4th, with just 6%, this year. Students greeted Pawlenty when he showed up on Thursday, but his Friday speech didn’t excite the crowd as much as Romney’s, ex-Speaker Newt Gingrich’s or even Rep. Mike Pence’s did. The knock on Pawlenty has always been that he doesn’t light a fire in many activists, and this year’s speech showed he hasn’t gotten over that drawback yet.
Read the full post here.