Pawlenty for Prez watch

Gov. Pawlenty talked about the Vikings stadium issue, the budget forecast and his holiday plans during a brief q and a with reporters after his Thanksgiving newser.

For those wondering the real blood was spilled earlier in the newser (and yes, I missed the shot).

You can, however, watch Pawlenty talk turkey here:

Pawlenty said he’s headed to Lansing, Michigan for the Michigan Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday next week Thursday morning. The budget forecast will be released on Wednesday. He’s then headed to Chicago, IL on Thursday for a fundraiser for his PAC.

Meanwhile, a Des Moines Register poll says 73 percent of those polled in Iowa are “not sure” about Pawlenty. 17 percent have a favorable view of him while ten percent have an unfavorable view of him.

Side note: What do you think of the video? Is it better than the audio of the newsers? Worse? Let me know…

  • Bill Prendergast

    You asked for comments on the video:

    –there are some technical problems…it’s very difficult to hear the reporters ask the questions. The sound quality from the speaker’s microphone is fine.

    –I think the basic problem with the video is that you’ve got an unsympathetic leading man. He comes off phony and untrustworthy. He seems to be going for “unassuming,” “midwestern modest,” but it’s not working out–instead he projects “clammy, monotonous.”

    –You can hear him just fine, the problem is that you don’t want to. If it was another actor, you might want to hear about his hockey plans or his birthday–it might be charming. But with this guy it’s an ordeal.