The Weekly Standard has a very interesting piece by Mark Hemingway where he is tracking US Senate candidate Ben Sasse across Nebraska. We posted about Ben Sasse before, so Jack Kemp fans are very familiar with the next US Senator from Nebraska. This paragraph below from The Weekly Standard is classic Kemp, and now, Sasse.
“Hi, I’m Ben Sasse, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. . . . Hi, I’m Ben Sasse, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate. . . . Hi, I’m . . .” Not even the occasional snarky comment from a Democrat throws him off his game. “Hey, I want your vote, too!” he shoots back. In his acceptance speech after his primary victory, Sasse quoted Jack Kemp: “We may not get every vote. But we’ll speak to every heart, and we will seek to represent the entire American family.” He greets voters as if he believes this. At least one of his staffers quips that he’s a cross between Jack Kemp and an aggressive panhandler. In any event, the sun is setting on the plains, you can hear the collective hopes and dreams of a small town after every dropped screen pass, and out in front of the stadium there’s a guy shaking hands who’s probably going to be the next Nebraska senator because the other guys didn’t work nearly as hard at listening to their concerns. When the high school band strikes up “Don’t Stop Believin’,” it’s enough to make Norman Rockwell cringe.