Pawlenty: SC Not a Must-Win State for Romney
North Charleston, S.C. — Tim Pawlenty thinks that the other candidates crossed a line in tonight’s debate when they questioned Mitt Romney’s pro-life views.
“He’s clearly committed to the pro-life cause,” Pawlenty said, noting that both Massachusetts and pro-life groups viewed Romney as a pro-life candidate.
He was also dismissive of the idea that South Carolina, which every Republican nominee in recent cycles has won, was a must-win state for Romney. “All these so-called rules where things must happen or must not happen based on what happened last time or ten years ago . . . history can be a guide, but it’s not a guarantee,” Pawlenty said.