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Potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is a guest tonight on "Piers Morgan Tonight" and he responds to today's poll that puts him at just 2% (compared to Donald Trump at 19%). "Our trajectory is kind of a tortoise and hare strategy," he tells Piers Morgan. As for Trump: "I think he's funny, I think he's exciting, he's obviously very successful. I think he'd bring a lot to the debate." (Then, he comments on Trump's recent "birther" rhetoric and makes a hair joke.)
Would he accept an offer to be Trump's VP?
"I'm running for President," said Pawlenty, who has formed an exploratory committee but has yet to formally declare. "I'm not putting my hat in the ring rhetorically or ultimately for Vice President. I'm focused on running for President." (Pawlenty said he would make a formal announcement in the coming weeks.)
Watch the full interview tonight at 9pmET/PT. Also on the show is Pres. Barack Obama's sister Maya Soetoro-Ng, who talks Trump as well.
Pawlenty later clarified: "I just hope that the country will take the full measure of all the candidates and make an informed decision, I think they will...I've got an exploratory committee up and running and we'll have a final or full announcement on that in the coming weeks. It won't be too much longer. But everything is headed in that direction.