It’s been a little more than a week since Tim Pawlenty announced the formation of a Presidential exploratory committee. But Pawlenty’s criticism of President Obama looks anything but “exploratory,” as T-Paw took shots at the White House’s initial response to unrest in Syria, and then flexed his economic muscle by warning that the U.S. is in danger of a double-dip recession.

Pawlenty on the infusion of money into the economy:

“It may look like there is temporary improvement because they have artificially infused the economy with government money, but the consequences of that will, as sure as we’re sitting here, will rear its head,” he said.

A double barrel of foreign policy and economy right to the chin of the Obama Administration.

I’d call that the start of a campaign message.