Pawlenty announces presidential bid on Internet video

by T.W. Budig
ECM Capitol reporter

Former Republican governor Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign — yes, presidential campaign — released a video on the Internet today (Sunday, May 22) in which the one-time Eagan City Council member declares his candidacy for President of the United States.

In the video, Pawlenty speaks of telling the truth to the American people and says the country is in “big trouble” with a huge debt, too much spending, too few jobs.

A person must have courage to confront such problems, Pawlenty explains. “President Obama doesn’t. I do,” says Palwenty.

“I’m Tim Pawlenty. And I’m running for President of the United States,” “I believe with all my heart the chanlleges we face can be overcome,” say Pawlenty.

Pawlenty in the two-minute video goes on give biographical information and speaks of making his first “campaign stop” in Iowa tomorrow.

Pawlenty will be appearing at a town forum at the Iowa State Historical Building in downtown Des Moines.

Other Republican presidential hopefuls have used the web for making key announcements.

The video has prompted a story in The New York Times.

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