2012 Presidential Republican Primary Debate In Iowa pt.3

2012 Presidential Republican Primary Debate In Iowa pt.3

Analysis from Politico below:

Pawlenty: ‘It’s not about gender’

By ALEXANDER BURNS | 8/12/11 9:48 AM EDT

Tim Pawlenty kept up his searing criticism of Michele Bachmann Friday morning, deriding the notion that the Minnesota congresswoman has been a “leader” for conservative causes.

At POLITICO’s Playbook Breakfast in Des Moines, Pawlenty disputed the notion that he had gone after Bachmann too harshly in Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate. Pawlenty said he didn’t think he’d pay a price for attacking the lone female candidate on the stage.

“It’s not about gender. It’s about the issues and it’s about results and it’s about leading and saving our country,” Pawlenty said, noting that “Congresswoman Bachmann likes to assign herself the label of the leader.”

“She says, ‘I led the charge against Obamacare.’ Well, we ended up with Obamacare,” Pawlenty said, mentioning Bachmann’s unsuccessful opposition to federal spending and the 2008 bank bailout.

“Everything she’s led the charge against, she’s failed to accomplish. That’s not gonna be good enough for our nominee for president of the United States,” Pawlenty said. “We’re not gonna have a nominee and we’re not gonna put somebody in the Oval Office who has not achieved results during her time in Congress.”

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