Tim Pawlenty Makes it Officially Unofficial

Bookmark and Share With the promise to, Tim Pawlenty has officially become an unofficial candidate for the Republican presidential after filing the papers that opened up his own presidential exploratory committee.

In a nearly two minute video announcement Pawlenty evokes the names of Lincoln and Reagan and offers an inspirational, sound bite based message that essentially tries to convince voters that he understands their pain and shares their pain. He uses the circumstances that he once saw in his state of Minnesota as the source of his ability to relate to the tough times that Americans are going through. But with great optimism, Tim Pawlenty goes on to argue that with him at the helm, it will once again be morning in America, as he delivers to the federal government, much of what he delivered to Minnesota state government.

The roll out of Pawlentys exploratory committee is not likely to change anything. It has long been understood that he will be running, so it is not as if someone who has been thinking about running is now have second thoughts because of Pawlentys likely candidacy. But Governor Pawlentys move closer to the announcement of an official candidacy could begin to prompt others to start readying for similar announcements of their own. An early start that lacks the fog that can be created by his future opponents, Pawlenty could gain an edge by defining himself to voters before others have the chance to define him for them.

The introduction of Pawlentys exploratory committee was made live on Facebookandnot filled with any dramatic fanfare but it did fulfill its purpose by having all most major media outlet in the nation report the news. That is after all the main purpose behind such announcements. And you can bet that whatever hoopla this announcement lacked, will not be missing when he makes it official and launches his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Tim Pawlenty To Make Decision Within 45 Days

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Former Minnesota Governor and potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says that an official decision to run or not to run is likely to come within the next 45 days.

Pawlenty, who is in Washington meeting with supporters, said he plans to make a decision soon about whether to run for President in 2012. “You know, sometime in the next 45 days or less,” said the former governor. Pawlenty continues to travel to the early presidential primary states including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina in an attempt to raise money through his PAC and promote his new book “Courage To Stand.”

The former Governor has also been speaking at events sponsored by TEA Party activists and organizations fueling speculation that he is preparing to enter the 2012 Republican fray. Some supporters have even been putting a spin on his nickname ‘T-Paw’, referring to him as ‘TEA-Paw’ as he continues to try and appeal to the conservative voters.

In the next month or so we will know if ‘TEA-Paw’ is in…or out.

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TEA-Paw’s TEA Party Tribute and Pitch for Needed Votes

Bookmark and Share In a new You-Tube commercial put out by former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, otherwise known as T-Paw, turns himself in to TEA-Paw with a tribute to the TEA Party.

It starts out with gently changing clips of individual TEA Party members, smiling and proudly participating in demonstrations for their beliefs. As these scenes play out, Pawlenty is overheard talking about the TEA Party.

He says;

“Each generation needs a change historical change in this country. usuallyit starts with a group that is somewhat fresh, somewhat new. Starts out with a little bit of an outsider status but then over time they become the driving force for change. I think the TEA Party is a welcome, helpful, energetic, forward leaning organization.”

The commercial then goes into what is becoming stylistic of the Pawlentyycampaign’s adds…….fast paced clips of scenes shot at rapid changing angles, roll out while the music and voice of Pawlenty builds to a crescendo of determined patriotic fervor. These words are taken from his stump speech which usually ends with a rally cry for Americans to take back our government.

As stated here in a previouspost “TEA-Paw” is leaving no stones unturned in his attempts to not only get TEA Party support but to turn himself in to a TEA Party leader. If that can fly when people like Mitt Romney finish eviscerating Pawlenty’s record, has yet to be seen. But Pawlenty is trying hard early.

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Tim Pawenty’s TEA Party Patriots Summit Speech

Bookmark and Share As recently reported here in Whit House 2012, former Minnesota Governor and future presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty “rallied the TEA Party” at a TEA Party Patriots summit held in Arizona. Now we would like to show you that speech in the speech below this post..

Much of the speech is a stump speech given at the many events he has been hitting. But with lines such as “the Constitugtion was not written to imit freedomm. It was written to limit government”, Pawlenty is honing his message to those who consider themseves a part of the TEA movement.Given that the TEA Party and its agenda is embraced by the G.O.P., the strategy is a good one and he is carrying it out well.

Currently Pawlenty is not a top tier candidate among the TEA Party, but with spoeeches like this, he soon can be.

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Tim Pawlenty Rallies The TEA Party

Bookmark and Share At a Phoenix summit organized by TEA Party Patriots, normally mild mannered former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty rallied TEA Patry voters to ‘Rise up’ against the current conditions in Washington. “The Constitution wasnt written to limit freedom, it was written to limit government.” “Now it appears President Obama has forgotten what it says. It says in here ‘in order to form a more perfect union.’ Mr. President that does not mean coddling out of control public employee unions. And Mr. President, Wisconsin does not need a lecture from someone who has never balanced a budget in his life.”

He called on Washington to oppose raising the debt ceiling and passing a constitutional amendment that requires a balanced budget. He blasted the “royal triangle of greed: big government, big unions and big bailed out businesses.” The biggest cheers erupted as Pawlenty railed against judges that legislate from the bench and “Obamacare,” the president’s overhaul of the health care system.

The 15 minute speech was a big step for the little known Pawlenty in getting his name out on a national stage as the potential candidates are vying for the support of the conservative activist TEA Party. Known for his mild mannered nature, Pawlenty showed an aggressive side while addressing the large crowd. “The message of the tea party, as I see it, is pretty simple, it’s pretty straight forward,” Pawlenty said to loud cheers. “And it’s this: God made us to be free and the founding fathers made the constitution to keep us free.”

He continued: “We don’t share President Obama’s worldview. We don’t want a bigger government shoving mandates down our throats. He’s got it completely backwards. They the bureaucrats don’t tell us what to do, we the people tell them what to do.”

Stressing his own executive credentials as the Governor of Minnesota, Pawlenty reminded tea partiers that he knows a thing or two about cutting spending.

“I set a record for vetoes,” he said. “I had the first government shutdown in Minnesota’s history. I took one of the longest transit strikes in the country’s history to help get public employee benefits under control, and I cut spending in real terms for the first time in my state’s 150 year history.”

As Pawlenty attempts to position himself as a man of the people he seems unafraid to shed his shy guy image for the support of the vocal Tea party movement. A movement which will have a void to fill and votes to give should Sarah Palin decide against a 2012 run. So now that the tea partiers are aware of his name was he successful in convincing them that he is worthy of their support? His message struck a chord and he was certainly able to rally the troops in Phoenix. Time will tell if it will carry over.

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Tim Pawlenty Stands With Scott Walker

Bookmark and Share Today former Governor Tim Pawlenty has released a 60 second YouTube ad which ends with theGovernor stating the importance of standing with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the people of Wisconsin in the battle with unions. The ad is a fast paced montage of clips from Fox News and CNN commentaries which speaks of how the DNC and even President Obamas front group, Organizing for America, are in large part, behind the protests and how it does not look good that President Obama was arguing for democracy in Cairo but does not do so in Wisconsin.

Other clips show how some of the protesters in Wisconsin dont even know why they are there.

The lastscene of the ad is a call to sign the Standing With Scott petition at StandingWithScott.com, a petition platform started by Pawlenty and sponsored by his America First PAC.

Both the YouTube ad and the petition gimmick are smart tactical, targeting tools aimed at the Republican base which Pawlenty will need support from if he is to go far in the Republican presidential nominating contest. If Pawlenty were to play this ad on television in Iowa and New Hampshire it would go along way in setting the foundation for that goal.

So far, no matter what impressions one might have of Tim Pawlenty, he is doing things right. Even though he is not a declared candidate for President yet, which is another tactical decision, Pawlenty is on top of the issues of the day and successfully exploiting them among the voters he will need in the Republican primaries and caucuses. His ads use the type of fast screen cuts and tones of drama which are common in contemporary media and convey imagery which appeals to younger voters while still conveying a message that appeals to conservatives of all ages. To date, it must be said that Pawlenty is definitely winning the race leading up to the race for the Republican Presidential nomination. This ad is just another indication of that.

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T-Paw Premeirs Before the Florida State Senate

Bookmark and Share The President of Floridas Senate promised to make sure that all the potential Republican presidential candidates pass through Florida so that voters can kick their tires and try them out. So in keeping with that pledge he delivered Tim Palwenty to the Republican state senate chamber where the former Minnesota Governor delivered what has become his standard stump speech.

It consists of his wifes telling him that he could not pass up the opportunity to run for Governor over 8 years ago. And how she gave him an inspirational speech about how only he could insure the right future for the people and Minnesota and other remarks that made him feel like Rocky Balboa. The punch line of the story is that after a few months in office as Governor, he cam home and his wife was disgruntled with the lack of time he had for household duties. When he reminded her that his job is what consumes his time and that she was the one who told him to run, she responded, “Yeah, but I didnt think you were going to win. I just wanted you to get it out of your system so that we could get on with our lives.

Below you can see some of the rest of Pawlentys speech before the Florida legislators as recorded by NewsServiceFlorida.com

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