Pawlenty: Welcome to Barack Obama's retirement party
Former Minnesota governor addresses the RNC
- Duration 9:31
- Date Aug 29, 2012
Former Minnesota governor addresses the RNC
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You very much.
Good evening everyone.
To Barack Obama's retirement party.
Four years ago.
We came together for this convention back in my home state of Minnesota.
And a lot's happened since then.
We've had for years a Barack Obama in the White House.
The Obama White House.
One bad decision follows another.
It's hard to say exactly.
Just what his worst mistake has been.
-- so many to choose from.
Is energy policy.
Now I'm here -- -- particularly interested in tonight's proceedings.
Even thought about coming here to Tampa.
And he's taking notes.
Because when Paul Ryan speaks.
-- will finally get to hear.
What a real vice president sounds like.
But you know hope President Obama.
Isn't as bad as people say.
He's actually worse.
The president takes more vacations -- guy on the bizarre foods show.
And I'll give Barack Obama credit for creating jobs these last four years.
For golf caddies.
Is the first president to create more excuses.
In his view.
It's George's -- It's the bank's -- It's Europe's phone.
It's still -- well.
It's congress' phones.
If you wanna find -- I suggest you look in the mirror.
I've come to realize that Barack Obama.
Is the -- to president.
Like a big check to.
It seemed cool when we were -- young.
But later on.
That decision doesn't look so good.
And you wonder.
What was I thinking.
But the worst part is.
You're gonna have to explain it to your kids.
Barack Obama will plead with America to get he has failed policies and ideas another chance.
He's asking Americans to give him more time.
And more money.
Well sorry mister president.
Like you're out of time.
And were out of money.
Barack Obama's failed us.
A lot of people fail.
At their first job.
-- Now our opponents claim to be the party in the middle class.
But Democrats don't understand this fundamental point.
It's really hard for beat people to be part of the middle class.
If they don't have a job.
Now I know a bit about these things.
I grew up in a meatpacking town.
For much of his life.
My dad was a truck driver.
My mom was a homemaker.
She died when I was sixteen years old.
And my dad lost his job not long after that.
I was the only one of five kids in our family who had a chance to go to college.
When I traveled the country these past few years.
-- -- Americans from all different walks of life.
If you ask middle class Americans about their hopes and their dreams they'll share their hard.
But also their concerns.
Can they pay the mortgage.
Will they have enough money to buy groceries or put gas in the car.
Will they be able to get their kids in the college.
Or pay the tuition.
But jobs don't come from politicians.
They come from the -- -- new -- the inventors the innovators and the risk takers.
And no taxes are too high.
And regulations are too costly and complex.
Obama care frightens them and they want more American energy.
And they're collectively making one common plea.
They're saying I want to grow my business and -- people but they're also saying this.
Just get that government.
Off my back.
We need to let them know that -- on the way.
And helps name.
Is Mitt Romney.
Ladies and gentlemen.
We have the best candidate.
This isn't his first job for the first time he's been a leader who's produced results.
He's made a success of failing companies.
He made a success of the Olympics.
Even made government in Massachusetts.
More effective and efficient.
And now he's ready to help get America back on track.
And Americans back to work.
He has a plan to strengthen and grow America's middle class with -- lower taxes.
A government that works for the American people instead a dashing their hopes and dreams.
Lowering energy prices and greater access to quality education for wrong.
But there's one other thing that I want to leave you with tonight.
It's important for America to know that Mitt Romney is not only a great leader.
He's also a remarkable.
And he has this infectious good cheer about something I appreciate.
And something America needs.
Mitt Romney never quits moving when he sees a problem he goes after and finds the solution.
It's that can do spirit.
Combined with a lifetime of service and success that convince me to support him.
And it's that can do spirit that we need in the White House leading America now.
As a former governor.
I know that leadership takes optimistic.
But not blind optimism.
We need a leader who understands the depth of our challenges.
But who also doesn't shy away from them.
Knows what our problems are.
And he has the tools and the experience and the energy and the right policies to fix them.
Four years -- this president.
We need Mitt Romney now more than ever.
I'm proud to be supporting him for president of the United States and I know you are too.
And -- any look.
In a few months.
Will at last get some experience.
In the private sector.