Speaking to hundreds of Tea Partiers at a rally in Boston today, Tim Pawlenty made his case for why the Tea Party should support him.
“Have you had enough of this coalition of big government, big unions, and big bailout businesses scratching each others’ back?” Pawlenty asked. “We’re here today to tell them this message: don’t tread on me.”
His criticism of the unions wasn’t delivered to an entirely friendly crowd; a group of about twenty union supporters were gathered in the front of the rally, holding signs against the tea party.
“Together we can restore America’s promise, but it’s not going to be done by centralized government systems,” Pawlenty said. “We can do it, one school at a time, one Little League at a time, one PTA at a time, one church gathering at a time, one American at a time, and one Tea Party rally at a time.”
(Pawlenty with a young supporter.)