Going into tonight’s debate the campaign narrative set the expectation that it would be a fight between the two politicians most familiar to Minnesotans. The battle between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann certainly took up a significant portion of the debate.
In opening the debate Fox News’ Bret Baier asked that candidates drop their talking points and talk openly about the problems facing the country.
Bret Baier’s request to put aside talking points violated in first answer by Bachmann’s “one term president” stump speech applause line
Pawlenty and Bachmann mixed it up.
Pawlenty campaign workers stepped in and helped to articulate his message.