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That's funny too loud here we come former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty made a huge announcement today some may think it's a baby steps since it's called exploratory button politics this was huge.
He is officially -- -- presidential exploratory committee and here is governor Pawlenty welcome governor.
Good to be with you Greta thanks for having me.
But -- a way I've had a here and number three -- an exploratory committee M Herman Cain and -- governor Romer former governor -- of Louisiana is that they've also announced so tell me why do you.
-- used FaceBook to make your announcement.
Well -- a lot of momentum and opportunity and FaceBook and as you try to grow that conservative movement and reach out to new voters people who are not yet on our team that's a great way to do -- and I think it's the wave of the future so we wanted to be on the cutting edge.
Are so isn't exploratory committee and -- important step and then are they that's -- -- first but.
-- actually mean.
Well it means in order to spend much money or do much you've got to have at least a legal structure in place we took the first step obviously they'll be.
Bigger steps down the road that it was basically just making sure we're legal and -- and can now build the foundation we need to do to it have a full fledged campaign.
So women didn't predictable -- next step which is the official announcement -- as there may well would you expect that they happen if it's going to happen.
Well we're definitely we're not gonna draw this out for a long period of time is that formal announcement -- Fuller announcement will come relatively soon we haven't put a deadline on it but it's not going to be.
You know six months from now it'll -- sooner than that.
Fact -- was on this committee.
Back back back.
Well we've got a bunch of folks are going to be announcing in the coming days I think you'll be very impressed with some recognizable leaders from places like Iowa New Hampshire and other places around the country.
But those announcements of the details of who's holding what positions are coming but people can keep track of -- by the way -- -- and it.
Tim Pawlenty dot com and check out our new campaign website I think they'll like it make -- all the information about.
Who we are -- what we're doing so check it out.
It takes ordered many though made up of advisors and -- big names hasn't made up of people insert into the nuts and bolts of sort of making sure they've got to have a legal set up and they collect in the money.
Or area which isn't.
-- -- -- Both -- all of the above -- gonna have a staff and compliance issues and backroom operations in terms of lawyers and accountants all the stuff -- need to do to make sure that thing is running properly in leadership but we're also gonna have.
Key volunteers both -- fundraising side and policy development side and I think you'll be impressed and hopefully your viewers will be impressed by the good work that there's going to be revealed in that regard in the coming days.
-- -- blue we will be watching very carefully now let me ask you about Libya.
What would you have done about Libya Libya would have done the same thing or something different from what the president's done.
Well let me say first of course we have one president and one commander in chief at a time and in these early hours in these early days when we have.
The lives of not men and women in armed forces at risk we want to make sure that -- as supportive as we can be but I would note this Gretchen.
We have a situation where I called for a no fly zone I think one of the earliest maybe the earliest that a person to do it some weeks ago.
The rebels at that time -- on the verge of overthrowing Qaddafi -- they had the momentum they were in position to do it.
Had the no fly zone and establish and has been effective as it obviously has been in these last few days.
I think that not only would have been successful.
But it would have given the rebels the window of opportunity to to overthrow him and ridding him of his leadership and -- would be a good thing for the region and a good thing for the world's.
In terms so who is sending I'm not military.
And is into war on him and for her humanitarian purposes.
At what point if you're president as a humanitarian.
Issue rise to level that we want to send our men and women.
Two in the military action.
Well obviously there are humanitarian -- challenges and concerns all over the world the with the Fairmont a frequency and so each one of these has a different history a different context in the light but as applied to Libya.
We have in the leadership of that country.
They confirmed terrorists who has the blood of our fellow citizens from America on his hands.
In my view he's a psychopath he's somebody who had designs on nuclear capabilities currently has.
Weapons of mass destruction capabilities in the form of chemical weapons and he's an individual that has been a very significant.
Menace to the region and really to the United States and so in that case particularly when the people of that country.
Hard trying to present and give themselves an opportunity.
To take over their country.
A reasonable step like a no fly zone done earlier had -- been decisive I think -- achieved not only the safety of the civilians that are now being.
Insured or guaranteed by the UN resolution but it also would have given the rebels the opportunity to capitalize on the momentum they had a few weeks ago.
And push him out and he needs to go.
Governor -- you know of course I mean watching very closely as we're watching all the tennis for twenty -- or potential ones thank you -- Thank you -- appreciate it.
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