Tim Pawlenty’s newest ad in Iowa, called “The American Comeback,” features footage and the famous, “Do you believe in miracles?” call from the 1980 U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team’s upset performance over the Soviet Union.
“Out here, you’re tested,” he says as the footage plays. “You face an opponent experts say can’t be beat. You fight, you bleed, you prevail. Our country’s done but we’re not out.”
Pawlenty released the ad during one of his most intensive swings through Iowa, where he’s meeting with voters in the weeks leading up to the Iowa Straw Poll. Pawlenty’s a long-time hockey player, and he’s playing in a pick-up hockey game in Urbandale, Iowa on Friday.
Here’s the ad: