Jim Brown - OneNewsNow - 3/5/2009 8:40:00 AM The governor of Minnesota is expressing optimism about the future of the conservative political movement -- a movement that he believes should be centered around faith in God.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty only received one percent of the vote last week in the Republican presidential straw poll conducted at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). However, balloting for the straw poll ended a day before his CPAC speech -- a message which undoubtedly resonated well with conservative Christians.
In an interview with OneNewsNow, Pawlenty reiterated that "faith in God" should be at the forefront of the conservative movement.
"If you go back and look at why and how this country was founded, people who envisioned America and the American dream first and foremost said we need to acknowledge and be grateful to God," the governor stated. "And it's reflected in our founding documents; it should be reflected in our daily lives, our political values, our political principles, and our own behavior.
"It all starts with that," he emphasized. "That is the foundation upon which we build our house -- literally and figuratively."
Pawlenty urged fellow conservatives to strengthen their reliance on their Creator. "Remember this: God is the God of all," he shared. "And our job is to get up each day and try our best with hope and grace and love and kindness -- but in the end, the result is God's....I think he charges us with the effort, and we need to trust him with the result."
Governor Pawlenty, who John McCain seriously considered for his vice-presidential nominee last year, says he currently does not have presidential ambitions, but instead is strictly focused on his state and on restoring the conservative movement to prominence