So after reading about Jindal, I’m not quite as impressed with Pawlenty. The current Minnesota governor has a law background, spending 15 years at a private firm. In 1992, he was elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives. In 1999, he became the House majority leader and served in the Minnesota House until 2002 when he won the gubernatorial race.
He’s conservative. He’s clearly got some good tax reform stuff going on – he’s balanced Minnesota’s budget 3 times, bringing it back from a deficit. I like what I have read of his energy plan, which contains a goal of 25% renewable energy sources by 2025. He also has the Palin appeal – hunter, fisherman, runner – and we know the GOP (as well as blue collar America…) eats that stuff up. I’ll keep my eye on this guy as well.