In a disturbing sign that Minnesota Republican Gov. Tim Pawlenty is serious about running for president, he is making his first mistake. Seeking "strategists" from the beleaguered campaign of Republican 2008 nominee, Sen. John "F--- You" McCain.
Ok, there is the fact that Gov. Pawlenty made the mistake of being one of the earliest supporters of Sen. "F--- You" McCain and his quest for the White House. But, does that mean that he should be seeking those that clearly were a problem to the senior Solon from Arizona?
There are the usual suspects. On economics, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and wait and see who else lurks in the Pawlenty corner.
My guess is that this roils the Republican grass roots. And hurts Gov. Pawlenty among this group that he will desperately needs to gain the GOP presidential nod in 2012.
Allahpundit asks, and I am not certain if this is sarcasm, but why former presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not go after these people.
Because Mr. Romney knows losers when he sees them.
And so does the rest of the potential field in 2012.
The last thing that the Republican party needs is any memories of how wonderful Team McCain was. Because of their tactical and just plain blunders, Mr. McCain is still Sen. "F--- You" McCain. Well some of the blame was the candidate himself.
And, if Gov. Pawlenty wants to pattern himself after Sen. "F--- You" McCain, he might as well not enter the race.
Here is hoping that Gov. Pawlenty has the good sense to rid himself of this cancer before his campaign gets off the ground.