You don’t want to miss the head-to-head matchup taking place tomorrow on MSNBC’s Meet The Press with David Gregory:
Gov Tim Pawlenty(R-MN) defending Gov Mitt Romney
Gov Bobby Jindal(R-LA) defending Gov Rick Perry.
Two big-name supporters of two leading GOP presidential candidates square off: Gov. Tim Pawlenty for Romney and Gov. Bobby Jindal for Perry.
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Go get ‘em Gov Pawlenty!
decision to back Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is a huge boost to Romney’s campaign.Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty says New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s
“He’s one of the stars of the conservative movement and Republican party,” Pawlenty of Christie. “His endorsement will carry a lot of weight, no pun intended,” Pawlenty joked referring to Christie’s weight. (He said that Christie would enjoy the joke)
Pawlenty said he also encouraged Christie to back Romney’s campaign.
“It’s probably the most valuable endorsement in the country,” Pawlenty said. “For Gov. Romney to get Chris Christie’s endorsement is a major boost to his campaign and will send a signal across the conservative spectrum; tea party types, fiscal conservatives and others, that it’s time to consolidate around Gov. Romney.”
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From a recent Pawlenty interview on Minnesota Public Radio:
Pawlenty said he will actively campaign for Mitt Romney, who is among the leading contenders for the Republican presidential nomination.
Pawlenty, who endorsed Romney last month, said the former Massachusetts governor is the most qualified among those running. He also told reporters that he was excited to hear that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is backing Romney’s campaign
Pawlenty also said he’s growing concerned that party stalwarts, the media and the public are becoming too focused on crazy statements and not enough on substance.
“Eisenhower warned of the military industrial complex,” he said. “There is a political, entertainment and media complex that has developed where politics and news and entertainment are fusing together in a way that is starting to mimic cartoons in a way or reality TV.”
You may listen to the podcast here (Part 1, Romney mentioned @4:45, 8:00, 17:13):
UPDATE – Governor Pawlenty did an excellent job advocating for Governor Romney. It’s good to have him on our team! To read the transcript of the Pawlenty/Jindal interview with David Gregory click here. (Scroll way down.)
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