There really was tons and tons of buzz in Republican circles around Tim Pawlenty yesterday. (Erick Erickson of RedState was hearing essentially what I was hearing.) But my prediction, it seems, was wrong:
Gov. Tim Pawlenty said this morning that he will he not be in Dayton, Ohio, this morning and strongly suggested that he won’t be John McCain’s running mate.
“I’m going to be at the [Minnesota] state fair,” Pawlenty said on WCCO just minutes ago.
“I will not be in Dayton, Ohio, so I think that’s a fair assumption,” he added in an interview with the Twin Cities radio station, when asked if this was an indication that he would not be chosen.
He added: “It was an honor to be considered.”
Asked if he was relieved “that the whole thing was over,” he joked: “I’m glad you guys will quit following me around so much.”
I guess the report that he’d cleared his schedule was incorrect, maybe even disinformation.