Pawlenty offered a new spin on the classic spending-cuts idea: If Google can identify a private-sector provider of any good or service, the government should get out of that business. By invoking Google, he hopes to snatch media attention from the antics of Trump, Palin, and Weiner.
As Republican presidential hopefuls position themselves, party leaders look for more “responsible adults” to run. Meanwhile, Obama’s campaign will solicit secret donations, which he once criticized.
The 10-term congressman from Texas has been a strict constitutionalist since he came into public life some 30 years ago.