Tracking the GOP race to 2012

Tim Pawlenty announced he will not run for reelection in 2010 and said he does not know what his future will hold; a CNN poll suggested there's no clear frontrunner in the GOP 2012 field; Democrats accused Charlie Crist of being absent from work; Sarah Palin drew a parallel between the killings of Dr. George Tiller and Army recruiter William Long; Mike Huckabee and Haley Barbour will travel to Iowa this month; and George Allen emerged to criticize cap-and-trade.