Tim Pawlenty

  • Aired:  09/06/11
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Tim Pawlenty discusses his reasons for dropping out of the presidential race and endorses Stephen in the 2012 election. (5:26)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,

EVERYBODY.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A FORMER

REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE.

I ASSUME HE'LL BE WEARING SWEAT

ABOUTS, EATING A TUB OF CHERRY

GARCIA.

PLEASE WELCOME GOVERNOR TIM

PAWLENTY!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

THANKS SO MUCH COMING ON,

GOVERNOR.

>> HAPPY TO DO IT.

>> Stephen: DO YOU GET THAT

KIND OF RECEPTION?

IOWA?

>> NO.

>> Stephen: OH, WELL... NOW

SIR, CAN I CALL YOU T-PAW.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> Stephen: IT MIGHT BE MORE

FITTING TO CALL YOU GOVERNOR

PAW.

>> WHERE IS THAT'S FINE, TOO.

>> Stephen: SIR, YOU RECENTLY

DROPPED OUT OF THE PRESIDENTIAL

RACE.

FORMER GOVERNOR OF MINNESOTA,

PROMISING PRESIDENTIAL

CANDIDATE.

NOW YOU'RE OUT.

WHY DID YOU DROP OUT AFTER AMES?

>> I WAS OUT OF MONEY.

I CAME IN THIRD PLACE BEHIND

MICHELE BACHMANN AND RON PAUL.

I THINK THAT'S ENOUGH FOR ANY

ONE PERSON TO ENDURE.

(LAUGHTER).

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE).

>> Stephen: NICELY DONE.

THE FACT THAT YOU'RE OUT OF

MONEY MAKES YOU RELATABLE TO SO

MANY AMERICANS RIGHT NOW.

(LAUGHTER)

HE'S LIKE ME, THEY SAY.

SO YOU CAME IN THIRD WITH 2,293

VOTES, RIGHT?

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

>> ALL RIGHT, AND THE GUY WHO

CAME IN SIXTH, PERRY, HAD 718

VOTES.

NOW HE'S NUMBER ONE.

YOU WERE NUMBER THREE.

HE WENT FROM SIX TO ONE, YOU

COULD HAVE GONE FROM THREE TO

NEGATIVE TWO WHICH I THINK MEANS

YOU'RE AUTOMATICALLY PRESIDENT.

>> YES.

>> Stephen: COULD YOU NOT HAVE

GOTTEN A BANK LOAN.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WELL, WE WANT TO DO THIS AT A

LEVEL THAT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO SURVIVE, WE

WANTED TO WIN.

THIS IS TAKING ON MORE AND MORE

OF A REALITY T.V. SHOW

COMPONENT, THESE RACES.

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE NOT JUST

MONEY BUT YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE AN

ENTERTAINMENT COMPONENT TO IT.

SO I BROUGHT FORWARD A RECORD, A

SERIOUS POLICY APPROACH AND AT

LEAST IN THAT MOMENT IN TIME

THEY WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING

ELSE.

>> Stephen: DID YOU THINK

ABOUT LEARNING TO JUGGLE?

>> I'VE THOUGHT ABOUT SHOOTING

SPARKS UP MY BUTT.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: I WOULD VOTE FOR

THAT!

NOW, LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING.

WHEN YOU WERE ACTUALLY RUNNING

FOR PRESIDENT WOULD YOU HAVE

GIVEN ME THAT ANSWER?

(LAUGHTER)

>> NO.

>> Stephen: BECAUSE YOU SHOULD

HAVE PULLED THAT ONE OUT DURING

ONE OF THE DEBATES.

WHEN I FIRST HEARD YOU USE THE

TERM OBONNEY CARE.

I LOVED IT.

WHEN I HEARD YOU SAY OBOMNEYCARE

I THOUGHT "HE HAS FOUND THE ONE

RING OF POWER.

HE HAS PULLED EXCALIBUR FROM THE

STONE."

THEN IN THE DEBATE THE MODERATOR

PUSHED EXCALIBUR AGAINST

ROMNEY'S CHEST AND SAID "WOULD

YOU CARE TO PUSH IT IN?"

AND YOU DIDN'T.

WHY DIDN'T YOU PUSH IT IN AND

PULL IT OUT AND BATHE YOURSELF

THE FOUNT OF HIS WARM BLOOD.

(LAUGHTER)

WHAT STOPPED YOU?

>> THE ELECTORATE HAS ALREADY

FACTORED IN GOVERNOR ROMNEY'S

APPROACH TO HEALTH CARE.

I WANTED TO FOCUS ON PRESIDENT

OBAMA IN THAT DEBATE.

IT WAS A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO

NOT CONTRAST WITH MID, I DID

BRING IT UP IN THE SECOND

DEBATE.

THAT IS ISN'T WHAT COST ME MY

POSITION IN THE RACE, NO.

>> Stephen: IT WAS THE CASH.

>> I WENT ALL THE WAY FROM 1% TO

1%.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: SO YOU'RE STEADY.

THAT'S STEADY LEADERSHIP.

IF YOU NEED MONEY YOU KNOW THAT

I HAVE A SUPER PAC, RIGHTING?

>> YEAH, WE DID COME OUT A

LITTLE SHORT.

I WAS GOING TO ASK YOU, CAN THE

COLBERT SUPERPAC HELP MY

CAMPAIGN?

>> Stephen: NOT... WELL, I

COULD HAVEN'T HELPED YOU WHILE

YOU WERE A CANDIDATE.

(LAUGHTER)

BECAUSE LEGALLY WE CAN'T...

>> WHAT ABOUT NOW?

>> Stephen: NOW WE'RE JUST TWO

GUYS TALKING.

>> YEAH.

YOU KNOW A GUY.

>> Stephen: YOU NEED SOME

MONEY?

>> YEAH.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT.

IF YOU WERE TO JUMP BACK IN THE

RACE, WE COULDN'T EVER HAVE THIS

CONVERSATION AGAIN.

BUT I'M JUST TELLING YOU RIGHT

NOW, I LIKE THIS TIM PAWLENTY

GUY.

(LAUGHTER)

>> WELL, YOU DID USE OUR LOGO,

OUR ORIGINAL PAC IN YOUR

SUPERPAC.

>> Stephen: YOUR PAC WAS THE

INSPIRATION FOR MY PAC.

>> WHERE IS I KNOW BUT YOU'VE

GOT TO SHOW ME SOME LOVE FOR

THAT.

YOU STOLE THE LOGO.

(LAUGHTER).

>> Stephen: I... YOU KNOW

WHAT?

I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, I WILL SEE

YOU IN HELL.

(LAUGHTER).

(APPLAUSE)

MINNESOTA KNIGHT VERSUS NEW YORK

KNIGHT.

LET'S MAKE NEWS.

IS THERE SOMEONE YOU WOULD LIKE

TO ENDORSE IN THE 2012 RACE?

>> YOU.

>> Stephen: I'M NOT RUNNING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

I'M NOT RUNNING.

I'M MORE LIKE SARAH PALIN.

I'M A TELEVISION PERSONALITY.

(LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE)

WHAT IS THE ISSUE THAT YOU THINK

IS GOING TO DEFINE THE RACE FROM

HERE ON OUT?

>> MOST OF THE PEOPLE ARE MOST

CONCERNED ABOUT JOBS AND THE

ECONOMY.

THAT'S GOING TO BE THE MAIN

THING.

>> Stephen: DID YOU HAVE A

JOBS PLAN?

>> I DID.

THE ONLY SPECIFIC ONE IN THE

RACE.

NOBODY CARED.

>> Stephen: AND NOW YOU DON'T

HAVE A JOB.

(LAUGHTER)

GOVERNOR, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR

JOINING ME.

GOVERNOR TIM "T-PAW" PAWLENTY.

WE'LL BE RIGHT

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