Aug 30, 2012 at 8:21 am
TAMPA, FL (KNSI) - Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was among the featured speakers Wednesday at the National Republican Party Convention in Tampa--and as you might expect--he was critical of President Obama.
"Barack Obama is the tattoo president. Like a big tattoo it seemed cool when we were young, but later on that decision doesn't look so good," Pawlenty said.
In his prime time television address Wednesday night, Pawlenty drew on his roots growing up in blue-collar South St. Paul. The self-proclaimed ''Sam's Club'' Republican talked about his father, a truck driver, and his mother, a homemaker who died when he was 16.
The former presidential candidate told his audience GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a plan to create middle-class jobs by lowering taxes and leading a government that works for the American people.
"He's made a success of failing companies, he even made government in Massachussetts more effective and efficient, and now he is ready to help get America back on track and Americans back to work," Pawlenty said.
Romney speaks at the convention tonight.
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