Record as governor haunted Pawlenty
Tim Pawlenty's real problem in the past few months wasn't presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann.
Pawlenty's real problem was Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels. Because in any evaluation of the records of the two much-talked-about governors, Pawlenty suffers by comparison.
Here's how, and here's why Pawlenty's withdrawal from the presidential race ultimately stems not from his personality or campaign but from his record as governor of Minnesota.