Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty at the Ames Straw Poll said that while Iowa’s Democrats propelled Barack Obama toward the White House, today is the day where Iowans can send a message that he has got to go.

Pawlenty said we need to be a nation that puts their trust in God first and foremost.  He then said we can’t spend more than we take in.  He said we need to maintain the peace by maintaining our strength. He said we need to send a message to the President that we need get the government off our backs.

He called for the repeal of Obamacare and for a Balanced Budget Amendment.

He said that many of the candidates will say many of the same things.  He said like we found with President Barack Obama we have discovered that words are not enough.  “It has to be more than words, we have to deliver.”

He said in Minnesota they cut taxes, reformed healthcare without individual mandates, protected life, defended traditional marriage, and reformed public employee pensions.  He said he got elected and reelected in one of the most difficult states in American.  He said because of this he can compete in difficult states.

He said, “We are the American people, we are a government of the people, for the people and by the people.  If we defend our country our nation will not perish from the earth.”

Quick thoughts: Good speech and good response, lighter in substance than Santorum’s speech was, but it was well received.  Nothing earth shattering, but said nothing that will harm him either.  A typical stump speech with lines I’ve heard him give before.  It was safe.

Get CT In Your Inbox!

Don't miss a single update.

You May Also Like

Ben Stein Appears in a Chuck Grassley Ad

Ben Stein from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off appears in an ad released by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley’s campaign and he’s looking for Patty Judge.

The Natural Born Citizen Debate

The Natural Born Citizen debate is alive and well in the 2016 race with questions being raised about Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal and Marco Rubio.

Rafael Cruz to Address Conservative Christians in Iowa

Rafael Cruz joins Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and HSLDA founder Mike Farris at the 2015 Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing on 10/31/15 in Des Moines.

Bloomberg Would Be The Worst Candidate For Religious Liberty

Shane Vander Hart: Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg who is expected to join the Democratic presidential primary race has shut down worship services.