Pawlenty works up his roots in new web video

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?

  • Chris

    0:00 – 0:20 — The fake “home video” effect is a little distracting.

    0:20 – 3:00 — Pawlenty speaking in platitudes cut with images of him playing sports as a youth.

    3:00 – 3:05 — Images of a rocket launch, the Constitution, and Abraham Lincoln in succession. Where does the Constitution authorize NASA, to pose an “originalist” question? Lincoln suspended habeas corpus and some 1st Amendment rights during the Civil War, and a lot of the Tea Party types have been borrowing their constitutional arguments about states rights from the Confederate fire-eaters.

    3:10 – 3:15 — Reagasm!

    3:15 – 3:17 — Did he really just show clips of U.S. troops landing in Da Nang? Right after saying “We’re on the side of limited government! Never give in! Never give up!”?

  • Vic Murphy


    You are a fraud and should be ashamed!