BREAKING: Pawlenty to Make It Official In Iowa on Monday

Posted: May 20, 2011 10:42 AM

Feel the excitement:

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for the GOP presidential nomination and will announce his bid Monday in Iowa.  That’s according to an adviser with direct knowledge of the plans. The adviser tells The Associated Press Pawlenty will declare his candidacy at a town hall style event in Des Moines, Iowa. The adviser disclosed the information on condition of anonymity.

Pawlenty will make the announcement in the state with the leadoff nominating caucuses and then head to Florida, New Hampshire, New York and Washington, D.C.  The move was widely expected.

Yup, that last line pretty much sums things up.  Then again, if T-Paw's official announcement will be paired with another melodramatic, borderline-dizzying video montage, color me excited.