Pawlenty: Obama Should Have Picked Petraeus

09/24/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
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Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who is on Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) vice presidential short list, criticized Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) yesterday for his selection of Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) as his running mate. Instead, Pawlenty said that Obama should have picked Gen. David Petraeus, who he considers "an outstanding leader and somebody who would better represent the mainstream of the country." Petraeus is the right-wing's dream candidate. Earlier this week, the McCain campaign floated Petraeus as a VP choice, despite the general's previous declaration that he has no desire to ever run for public office.

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