Reaction: Pawlenty calls Ryan 'bold thinker'

Last night, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty said he wasn't disappointed for being passed over for Mitt Romney's VP pick in favor of Wisconsin's Paul Ryan. Today, Pawlenty calls Ryan a "respected leader" and a "bold thinker." Click here for more from Pawlenty, and reaction from around the Web on Romney's pick.
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