Less than a month after declaring he should be taken off the list of potential vice presidential picks, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty appears to be eager to get back on the list.
Pawlenty, who is national co-chair of Mitt Romney's campaign, told reporters in a Friday conference call organized by the Republican National Committee that he believes he can best serve Romney in other ways, but that "obviously anybody would be honored to serve [as vice president] if asked."
When asked whether this represented a change in position, Pawlenty said he's always been consistent. "I told people previously 'take me off the list' because I think I can best serve in other ways, but I added the sentence 'but obviously if asked anybody would be honored to serve' and I think that's what got some of the press attention," he said. "I didn't mean it as a fundamental shift; I still feel I can best serve him in other ways but just noted that if asked, anybody, including me, would be honored to serve."