[P]redicting Pawlenty feels like reaching the wrong answer on a math exam. You do the calculation and you arrive at the answer, Pawlenty. You think: that can’t be right. You check the formulas. Yes, you have written them down correctly. You repeat the calculation. Same answer. And it still does not feel right.
Pawlenty was a fine governor, and I’m sure he would be a fine president. Yet I have never met anybody who is enthusiastic about him, and I’ve met quite a few of the people who work for him.
(Photo: Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty talks to reporters after signing copies of his new book, 'Courage to Stand,' at the Family Christian Book Store January 30, 2011 in Ankeny, Iowa. By Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)