Gov. Pawlenty released a new web video on his Freedom First PAC today that touts his background. Over the past few days, Pawlenty has talked a lot about how Republican candidates need to connect with voters outside of the country club. In particular, he said Republicans have to be able to look voters in the eye and be able to connect with them.
This video emphasizes Pawlenty’s upbringing in South St. Paul, his work in a grocery store and shows him playing hockey. The video was released just days before Pawlenty, a possible 2012 contender, visits Iowa.
His critics say Pawlenty has forgotten his roots a long time ago and his time as governor reflects that.
Side note: Anyone else notice the brief video clip of GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann?