The 2020 Republican National Convention kicked off last night, and I missed all of it. However, while drifting off to sleep after a long day of mind-molding, my younger brother and dad were blowing up my phone about Senator Tim Scott’s speech.
Tim Scott is South Carolina’s junior Senator, and enjoys immense support here in the Palmetto State. His story is inspiring: the product of a single-parent household, he overcame bad grades and learned the value of hard work while working at Chick-Fil-A. He came to understand that profits don’t hurt people, but create jobs and build communities. He’s also the first black Republican Senator from the South since Reconstruction.
While I sometimes think Senator Scott is a bit hasty to take sides against law enforcement amid ginned up race controversies, his overall instincts are solidly conservative. He’s affable and easy-going, as well as eloquent and measured. It’s little wonder that he’s a rising star in the Republican Party.
True to their late-night Telegram messages, Scott’s speech is quite good: a positive, uplifting vision of America under President Trump. He contrasted that factually and fairly against Joe Biden’s long, failed record in the Senate, and with the nightmare of a Biden-Harris administration.
It’s worth taking twelve minutes during your lunch break to listen to it. Leave your thoughts in the comments: