FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks in Ames, Iowa. Leaks are springing. Trial balloons are floating. Egos are being stroked. Wanna-bes are

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks in Ames, Iowa. Leaks are springing. Trial balloons are floating. Egos are being stroked. Wanna-bes are
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks in Ames, Iowa. Leaks are springing. Trial balloons are floating. Egos are being stroked. Wanna-bes are auditioning. And, chances are, lies are being told. Somewhere, amid all of the shenanigans, Republican Mitt Romney is considering his choices for a running mate, one of the most significant decisions of his presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)