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“Courage to Stand”: An Amazing Political Ad

Politics has been one of the loves of my life; I worked on my first campaign when I was 12 years old and appreciate the art of the race. I love to READ speeches; I love to watch political commercials. In modern society this is how a campaign communicates the message. While some are cynical about the political communication process, I find you can in fact tell a great deal about a candidate by the message they send and how they package it. To that end I ran across the most amazing political advertisement I have ever seen today when I was looking at Tim Pawlenty’s youtube postings. No, I’m not in the tank for T-Paw but not many political commercials leave me without words. Up to now Ronald Reagan’s “Morning in America” and “The Bear” held top spot with me. Lyndon Johnson’s “Daisy” ad from 1964 aired against Barry Goldwater may have been the most effective, but it was purely cynical which may have been a warning for what was to come from the Johnson Administration.

A couple months ago Pawlenty’s exploratory committee aired a video called “Courage to Stand” which is a spectacular combination of massage and visuals. If T-Paw can live up to this and communicate this effectively throughout the campaign, he is well on the way to the White House. For your viewing Pleasure here is “Courage to Stand”.


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Tim Pawlenty: A Time for Truth

I have to admit; this past week I have become board with the media narrative that all the good republicans have dropped out of the race before it has even begun. While we can expect the Obama Cheer Squad in the media to run with negative predictions of the future of the Republican Party, today may be the day we look back and say the beginning of the end of the Obama Administration began. Republican former two term Governor of Minnesota Tim Pawlenty officially entered the race with the theme of its Time for Truth. Pawlenty may well be the Lefts worst nightmare as the man who turned Minnesota, the only state Ronald Reagan did not win in 1984, into a red state in training. His message is optimistic while not denying the reality of our current situation. While there is a long campaign to go, T-Paw is the real deal and deserving of a serious look by all republicans.

Pawlenty has a solid record of applying conservative principles in a state that was as democratic as any in the nation. Some in this campaign are talking of great things while never having accomplished any; Tim Pawlenty has walked the talk, and that counts for a great deal. So the campaign had begun, and the choices we have to face are very real. If Governor Pawlenty maintains the tone he has struck so far, it will be one heck of a ride.

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