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Pawlenty hits Romney ... on Twitter

After receiving a considerable amount of criticism for NOT hitting Mitt Romney on health care at Monday's debate -- after telegraphing that he would the day before by saying "ObamneyCare" -- Tim Pawlenty has attacked Romney with this Tweet:

On seizing debate opportunity re: healthcare: Me 0, Mitt 1. On doing healthcare reform the right way as governor: Me 1, Mitt 0.

The Tweet comes after a Pawlenty spokeman told the New York Times that the campaign is taking a long view of the race. “We take the long view, which is the right view,” the spokesman told the paper. “Presidential campaigns are marathons. They are not won or lost in a night or a week or a month.”

*** UPDATE *** This isn't the first time that Pawlenty has issued an attack via Twitter. Last month, he said this about President Obama:

@BarackObama sorry to interrupt the European pub crawl, but what was your Medicare plan?