Strong words for President Barack Obama and a call for Republican grassroots activism were the themes of Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s speech Wednesday.
Pawlenty is a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. Pawlenty, 50, served two terms as governor of Minnesota before stepping down in January. He spoke Thursday at a fundraiser for the For the Good of Illinois PAC, founded by former gubernatorial candidate Adam Andrzejewski.
Much of Pawlenty’s speech was leveled at Obama, following calls by other speakers to oust the president in 2012. He accused Obama of breaking promises to reduce the deficit, fix health care and fight unemployment.