Pawlenty endorses Romney, alludes to Israel


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, briefly a contender for the GOP presidential nomination, just endorsed former rival Mitt Romney for the spot.

Much is already being made about how this is a belwether of the coming race: Establishment-backed Romney v. insurgent Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

What I found interesting was the single foreign policy reference in Pawlenty’s statement. My bold:

Abroad, the standing of the United States appears uncertain and adrift under the failed leadership of a president who prefers chastising allies to condemning foes.

Make no mistake: This election will turn on the economy.

But to the degree foreign policy will play a role, it looks like Republicans — the entire party — will hinge their attack on President Obama’s differences with Israel.

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