TPaw warns on electability Staff
Posted: Jul 19, 2011 4:11 AM
MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa — Sharpening his message less than a month before the Ames straw poll, Tim Pawlenty twice warned a group of Iowa Republicans Tuesday that President Obama could win a second term if the GOP doesn’t nominate a candidate who can beat the incumbent.

Pawlenty said the president’s poll numbers were “awful” in swing states, but noted that there was a way he could still be re-elected.

“The main way we’re gonna goof this up as Republicans is to nominate the wrong candidate,” Pawlenty told about 80 potential caucus-goers gathered in the library here for a mid-day town hall meeting.