Governor Tim Pawlenty told The Brody File today that he is defined by his commitment to Christ and is not bashful to talk about it. You can watch the answer above and read the transcription below. Pawlenty is clearly on John McCain’s shortlist for VP candidates. Pawlenty is a born-again Christian and could be the one guy who helps (in part) to motivate Evangelicals to the ballot box and at the same time is able to help woo working class moderates because of his blue collar background. It may just be the perfect fit.
Brody: “Talk to me a little bit about your faith walk a little bit. I know your faith is very important to you and I don’t think people get a chance to hear that as often as they might like especially an Evangelical audience if you will.”
Governor Tim Pawlenty: “As a person, I am defined by my commitment to Christ and people always say well there is an official role and there is but I don’t think people in public life should shy away from sharing their faith perspective because it informs others about their value system and what they believe and who they are and so I am a committed Christian and I am someone who is proud to say that my value system, my beliefs are shaped my faith and my faith in Christ and I think that is informative for people to know and I’m not bashful about that.”
Read more about Pawlenty and his faith here.