Former Governor of Minnesota, Tim Pawlenty gave a great Tea Party conservative speech at Right Online this afternoon. I am from Colorado so all I know about Pawlenty I have learned within the last 6 months or so. I applauded loudly and whooped as he SPOKE all the right words. He is fiery, he is smart, yada yada. The problem is that his constituents in Minnesota, the real Conservative constituents, don't trust him. An unnamed source who had worked on campaigns at different levels in Minnesota described him as a compromiser, a RINO, a politician by nature, one who talks the Tea Party talk but does not walk the Tea Party walk.
I asked the unnamed source about Michelle Bachmann, the US Rep from Minnesota. This seemingly well versed and credible Minnasotan described Bachmann's rise through the political ranks, first as a business owner, tax litigation attorney, pro-life activist (Phyllis Schafley)and education reform advocate. Bachmann was asked by many supporters to run for public office, which, initially she did not want to do. But she ran and beat a RINO in her primary race, and beat an establishment dem to win a seat in the Minnesota State Senatenational race. She then went on to run for the United States House of Representatives and beat an extreme-left dem. Michelle Bachmann, it is said, is hated by the RINOs and the Dems in Minnesota, which in the mind of most Tea Party members, makes her imminently qualified for high office. I love a woman who makes enemies of corrupt, dishonest, musty, dusty establishment politicians. Thank you (name withheld)
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