Oliver Willis

Tim Pawlenty Is A Coward

In politics, you can’t make accusations then just walk away. You either stand behind them or go home. In Tim Pawlenty’s case, he’s now made a hasty retreat — again.

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty walked back earlier criticism of rival Michele Bachmann’s migraines on Wednesday, calling the attention over her headaches “a sideshow.”

“I think it’s mostly a sideshow,” Pawlenty said on Fox News. “I’ve observed Congresswoman Bachmann. I’ve never seen her have a medical condition or impairment that would seem to be a concern.”

For a while I thought Pawlenty was just inoffensive enough to secure the nomination – Romney without the flip flop and religious problems. But that seems like a stretch now. He’ll be lucky to do as well as also-rans like Duncan Hunter did in 2008.