"For them to now say he's ready with great enthusiasm is quite hypocritical at least inconsistent with what they said previously," Pawlenty said. "It's amazing that we're three days into the democratic convention and 60 or so days away from the actual election, and they're still trying to plead with the American people or convince us that Barack Obama is ready to be president. The fact of the matter, he is not."
Pawlenty also took aim at the location of Obama's acceptance speech that will occur tonight. Obama will accept the democratic nod for president in Invesco Field at Mile High instead of the Pepsi Center, where the majority of the Democratic National Convention was held.
The home of the Denver Broncos football franchise stadium can seat more than 76,000 people. Critics have taken aim at the classical columns that serve as the backdrop for Obama's speech.
"Well I think it just feeds right in to what Americans are starting to realize, that it's all about celebrity and not much substance. This Roman-like facade is a perfect metaphor or icon for the point that it's an interesting production but behind it there's not much there," Pawlenty said.