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Pawlenty Campaign Press Release - Tim Pawlenty Impresses Right Online #RO11

June 18, 2011

By Erick Erickson, Redstate

The energy level was not the same as with Michele Bachmann, but then the speech was a different sort of speech.

Pawlenty arrived at Right Online after a rough day of travel from Iowa with a very late plane. We were actually going to meet and chat before he went on stage. Instead, he took off from Iowa at the time we were supposed to meet and made it to Right Online ten minutes before his speech.

Consider that he arrived ten minutes before his speech after multiple flight problems and used neither notes nor the podium to make his case. The crowd responded extremely positively to a guy who could, unlike Obama, speak without a teleprompter and, unlike Bush, not make a series of unfortunate verbal gaffes as a result.

It was a refreshing demeanor and a great speech. He threw in a jab about Mitt Romney saying we shouldn't be rewarding co-conspirators to Obamacare. He took on Obama's energy policy and spending policy. His energy policy was summed up in two words, "More energy."

He highlighted his record as Governor of Minnesota, even pointing out he was willing to shut down the government to force the legislature to restrain spending.

His speech was like his campaign style — it was slow and steady, not boring, but not flashy, building steam to the end. By the end, he had the crowd cheering and denouncing Obama's policies with him.

Read the full post here.

Tim Pawlenty, Pawlenty Campaign Press Release - Tim Pawlenty Impresses Right Online #RO11 Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/296706

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