- He finished in third place out of ten candidates, ahead of front-runner Mitt Romney, and that wasn't good enough??
- He spoke very vaguely regarding his decision to end his candidacy, using phrases like "the pathway forward for me doesn't really exist," and "I thought I would have made a great President, but obviously the pathway isn't there." A lot of talk about "pathways," not a lot of actual explanation.
- The big question mark: Pawlenty's withdrawal came only hours after he posted on Twitter, "Our campaign needed to show progress and it did. I'm eager for the campaign ahead."
Long story short, Pawlenty's White Flag Moment seemed way too sudden for there not to be something else going on in the background to influence his decision-making.
That's when I found this...
|Photo of Gov. Pawlenty, moments before he dropped out of the race|
Two down, a few dozen to go...