Politics & Policy

Pawlenty Aims for a Comeback

The Pawlenty campaign releases a new ad in Iowa entitled ‘The American Comeback’ that seeks to brand him as more of a tough leader than ‘Minnesota nice’:

Pawlenty, an avid hockey fan, is scheduled to play hockey in Friday in — where else? — Iowa.

Transcript of ad:

Out here, you’re tested.

You face an opponent experts say can’t be beat.

You fight, you bleed, you prevail.

Our country’s done but we’re not out.

To come back, we need a leader with a proven record, not just rhetoric.

I took on the unions, and won.

I shut down a government, and won.

I moved a liberal state in a conservative direction.

Join me, and prove the experts wrong.

I’m Tim Pawlenty, and I approve this message.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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