Tim Pawlenty Grows A Pair's just too bad that he won't talk like this with Mitt Romney standing next to him.

After what some have called a 'missed opportunity' at Monday's Republican debate, Tim Pawlenty is taking to both television appearances (above) and the Twitter-sphere to hit Romney over "Obamneycare".

Pawlenty to Sean Hannity:
I don't think we can have a nominee that was involved in the development and construction of Obamacare, and then continues to defend it. And that was the question, I should have answered it directly. Instead, I stayed focused on Obama, but the question really related to the contrast with Governor Romney. And I should have been more clear, I should have made the point that he was involved in developing it -- he really laid the ground work for Obamacare, and continues to this day to defend it. And I think that's a legitimate point in response to the question that I was asked, and I should have been more clear.
Credit where credit is due: Pawlenty has gotten aggressive. Kudos to him for hitting Romney's largest soft-target.

However, is it too little, too late? After watching the debate on Monday night, are Republicans going to see Pawlenty's mis-fire as a weakness? 'If you can't go after a primary opponent on his policies, how are you going to fair in a general election?' could be a strong argument against T-Paw.