EDITOR OF REDSTATE
The Model Candidate: Pat Toomey
When Joe Scarborough and I talk each week on the radio, we frequently mention that former Congressman Pat Toomey is the model candidate for the Republican Party.
Though Pat Toomey is pro-life, his campaign focuses on jobs, business, regulation, and the free market. Back at the RedState Gathering in August (the next one will be announced very shortly), Pat Toomey gave me a copy of his book, The Road to Prosperity.
I read it then and, frankly, got sidetracked. But in thinking about a way forward for the GOP, I think Pat Toomey really presents a credible platform in his book. It is actually a very readable book.
I want to restart our Book Notes series. I was going to suggest we restart with Bastiat’s “The Law,” but let’s do that one next. Pat Toomey‘s book is prescient and relevant to what’s going on right now.
I don’t want us to revive Book Notes and get into a habit of reading campaign books. God knows everyone running for office writes one. But this is actually a good book and a quick read.
So here is your Book Notes assignment: get a copy of the book. For Monday read the first two chapters. We’ll meet back here and discuss.
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