Tim Pawlenty will announce an end to his presidential candidacy after a disappointing third place finish in the Ames, Iowa, straw poll, sources participating in a conference call Sunday told Fox News.
The former Minnesota governor was expected to make the announcement on a Sunday morning talk show.
Pawlenty received 13 percent of the vote in the poll, which is not generally a marker of the future presidential nominee. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann received 28 percent of the nearly 17,000 votes cast followed by Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who earned 27 percent. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum earned 9 percent and businessman Herman Cain received 8 percent.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
And this blogger says "good riddance".
Posted by traderrob at 4:48 AM