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Jeffrey Goldberg on Tim Pawlenty

Jeffrey Goldberg speaks admiringly of Tim Pawlenty in his latest column for Bloomberg View:

Pawlenty left me with the impression that his unwillingness to confront Romney at the New Hampshire debate was aberrational. He is the candidate who seems most attuned to the threats posed by Iran, by global jihadism, by a sudden U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. His eagerness to stand up for a set of views that seems unpopular among many Republican voters suggests the presence of a spine.

Though I’m an Iran hawk, I can’t say I share Goldberg’s impression. Regardless, I recommend reading the column. 

Reihan Salam is president of the Manhattan Institute and a contributing editor of National Review.

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