The focus these days seems to be more on which Republican might run for president than who is actually running, as the battle for the GOP nomination heats up with the summer months. Sarah Palin's recent East Coast bus tour got more attention than Mitt Romney's formal campaign announcement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry's flirting with a possible run has grabbed more of the spotlight than Rep. Michele Bachmann's bid.
But one candidate who lurks under the radar has generated some speculation that he could ultimately be the last man standing: Tim Pawlenty.