Tim Pawlenty announced his presidential campaign in a new video, but is it enough to rescue his from proposed cap and trade? Check out the video below and see the guys reactions after:
In the video Pawlenty said:
I could give a speech and tell you I was running for president. I could have a podium with my campaign logo on it. I could have balloons, red ones, white ones, and blue ones. I could pass out stickers and cupcakes. I could promise that we could eliminate a $14 trillion debt, create jobs for 10 million people, restructure Social Security and healthcare all without making any tough decisions. Or I could try something different. I could just tell you the truth. The truth is our country's in big trouble. We have far too much debt, too much government spending, and too few jobs. We need a president who understands that our problems are deep and who has the courage to face them. President Obama doesn't. I do. Tomorrow my first campaign stop will be in Iowa and that's where I'm going to begin a campaign that tells the American people the truth. I'm Tim Pawlenty and I'm running for president of the United States. I believe with all my heart that the challenges we face can be overcome. I grew up in a blue collar town. My dad worked as a truckdriver. My mom died when I was a teenager. And I was the first in our family to graduate from college. As governor of Minnesota, I moved a Democratic state in a conservative direction. I know the American dream because I lived it. And I know for it to be there for the next generation, we're going to have to do more than give fancy speeches. We've had three years of that, and it's not working. Join me tomorrow and around the country in the days and weeks ahead. You won't hear empty promises. You'll hear solutions. Together we'll change our country. And this time, it will be for the better.
Glenn thought it was a solid ad, and Pat – who had a lot of issues with Pawlenty – was also impressed. Pat liked that he was starting to admit he was at one point in favor of cap-and-trade, but has now admitted it was a mistake. “He didn't pass cap and trade legislation. He just said let's look into it, let's study it. I don't think there's anything wrong with studying cap and trade.”
“A lot of Republicans have studied it. You should study it. I mean, you should know that it's terrible,” Stu joked.
“He was a little bit too close to embracing it for my taste, but he's come around. You know, all these guys are going to have crap on their record that we don't like. I mean, that's I have a little bit more hope for Pawlenty than others,” Stu added.