David Brooks Talks Up T-Paw

by Robert Costa

On NBC’s Meet the Press, the New York Times columnist said that Tim Pawlenty, a rising 2012 presidential contender, had an “excellent roll-out.”

“He had a very good video, he had a lot of good coverage, he is sharpening his message, he is talking up his biography, he has begun to link his biography to what the country needs,” Brooks observed. Overall, he emphasized, it was the kind of debut that makes Pawlenty one of the top three potential GOP nominees, along with Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.