"We need a president that understands our problems are deep, and has the courage to face them. President Obama doesn't. I do," he said.
"I know the American dream because I've lived it, and I know that for it to be there for the next generation, we're going to have to do more than give fancy speeches," Pawlenty continued. "We've had three years of that, and it's not working."
And then, he offered this parting shot: "Together we'll change our country, and this time, it'll be for the better."
This just the latest video where Pawlenty went hard at Obama in a campaign video. In early April, he shot back at Obama's reelection announcement with another youtube swipe. "I've got a question for you," he asked. "How can America win the future when we're losing the present? In order for America to take a new direction, it's going to take a new president."
Anna Sale covers politics for WNYC, including the 2013 mayoral race. During the 2012 presidential election, she traveled the country to tell the stories of voters in early primary battlegrounds and swing states. She has hosted The Brian Lehrer Show and The Takeaway and contributed to NPR, Marketplace, CNN, PBS Newshour, MSNBC, BBC, Slate, and NY1.
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