Pawlenty raps Obama as the 'tattoo president'
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty says Barack Obama is the tattoo president
"I've come to realize that Barack Obama is the tattoo president. Like a big tattoo, it seemed cool when we were young," Pawlenty said in his convention speech Wednesday night. "But later on, that decision doesn't look so good, and you wonder: what was I thinking?"
The barb was part of Pawlenty's broader criticism of Obama's failure to create more jobs and help the middle class. He said between things like taxes, Obamacare, the stimulus and Joe Biden, it's hard to choose Obama's worst mistake.
Pawlenty was passed over as Mitt Romney's running mate, but the former Romney rival has been active campaigning for the GOP presidential nominee.