Pawlenty back at the top of the list for Romney Veep

Tempermentally, the two Republicans match up well. But Pawlenty is just a born again Romney to a lot of GOP activists. Politico: Tim Pawlenty has jumped to the top of the vice presidential shortlist of several Mitt Romney advisers after emerging as the most effective -- and well-liked -- surrogate for the GOP nominee-to-be, according to several Republicans familiar with campaign deliberations. The former Minnesota governor has impressed top Romney officials with his winning onstage presence at a grueling roster of Republican events throughout the country and with his low-maintenance personal style that has made him a favorite with the campaign's tight-knit inner circle at the Boston headquarters. Pawlenty is strong where Romney is weak - with the regular-guy, working-man connection with voters in casual settings. "Pawlenty will walk up and put a supporter in a headlock," said a Republican consultant who was startled to witness just that. "He provides a nice yin and yang to...(Read Full Post)