They say revenge is sweet, but Tim Pawlenty’s moment of redemption against Mitt Romney in Thursday night’s GOP presidential debate in Iowa seemed not to give Romney too much heartburn.
 
Pivoting from an attack against Obama to a quit about Romney, the national front-runner, Pawlenty proceeded thus:
 
“Where is Barack Obama on these issues? You can't find his plans on some of the most pressing financial issues of our country. Where is Barack Obama's plan on social security reform? Medicare reform? Medicaid reform? In fact, I'll offer a prize tonight to anybody in this auditorium or anyone watching on television, if you can find Barack Obama's specific plan on any of those items, I will come to your house and cook you dinner.”
 
Then, turning to Romney, Pawlenty added, “Or if you prefer I'll come to your house and mow your lawn. But in case Mitt wins, I'm limiting it to one acre. One acre.”
 
Fox News anchor Bret Baier gave Romney a chance to respond: “Governor, any response?”
 
Romney: “That’s just fine.”
 
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(Pawlenty took a chance later in the debate to redo his attack on “Obamneycare,” the question he flubbed in the New Hampshire debate in June: “Obamacare was patterned after Mitt's plan in Massachusetts. For Mitt or anyone else to say there aren't substantial similarities or they are not essentially the same plan; it just isn't credible. That's why I call it ObamneyCare and I think that’s a fair label and I’m happy to call it that again tonight.”
Romney, for his part, said he liked the answer Pawlenty gave the last time better.)