Pawlenty Praised Positive Campaigns, Will He Ask McCain to Run One?
“How can Governor Pawlenty say he supports positive campaigns and then go on to raise the very funds that pay for the negative ads he has criticized?” asked Wineke. “I hope he will use his trip to
On Wednesday, August 6, Pawlenty addressed members of GOPAC and said, “Say what you will about Barack Obama, people gravitate when you have something positive to say…People want to follow hopeful, optimistic, civil, decent leaders. They don’t want to follow some negative, scornful person.”
At the same time, John McCain has over the past several weeks run a series of false, negative ads that have been roundly rejected by independent media analysis and nonpartisan fact check groups for shamelessly spreading lies.
Now Governor Pawlenty is in
“John McCain promised the American people a civil, high-minded, respectful campaign. But that’s not what we’ve gotten from him,” Wineke said. “Governor Pawlenty should demand that John McCain end the Karl Rove tactics and the ‘say-anything-to-win’ philosophy that has become central to his campaign and has poisoned our political process.”