I wanted to post a simple comment regarding the passing of Jack Kemp.
The man was more than just your run of the mill politician. He was someone who young people could look up to and say – there stands someone who understands policy and addresses it head on. I know, I was one of those individuals.
I got to meet Kemp on a campaign stop when I was in College at what is now Missouri State University. He took the time after the rally to speak to me for a few minutes and gave me what would today be called “straight talk.” The best thing about it? His genuineness. He treated me, a lowly undergraduate student like any other person in the media.
That is still with me today. If there is one thing I hope he is remembered for, it is that feature.