Mitt Romney called Tim Pawlenty on Aug. 6 to tell the former Minnesota governor that he had not chosen him as his running mate. So what's next? Time magazine takes a look at some possibilities, which include a cabinet position in a Romney administration. Or, as MPR reported, a possible race in 2014 for Sen. Al Franken's seat?
Pawlenty has been gracious after being passed over a second time as a vice presidential pick. He has called Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., a terrific pick.
Meanwhile, Pawlenty continues to stump for the GOP ticket. Pawlenty raised a few eyebrows last week when he asked CNN host Soledad O'Brien if she knew what a government report meant in English: