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Published August 17, 2011, 12:00 AM

Forum editorial: Pawlenty campaign blown out

Tim Pawlenty’s presidential bid never caught fire because – not to put too fine a point on it – he’s not a fiery guy. The former Minnesota governor was among the first to jump into the Republican presidential sweepstakes pool. On Sunday, he was the first to get out. His distant third-place finish in the Iowa straw poll apparently convinced him he could not raise the funds to continue.

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