Who Will Be the Next Jack Kemp?

Former Representative and Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp (photo credit: Austin Bonner via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former U.S. Representative and Secretary for Housing and Urban Development Jack Kemp (photo credit: Austin Bonner via Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0)

This column was co-authored by Jeff Bell, Policy Director for the American Principles Project.

America needs a quarterback. America needs a leader, an optimist, a coalition-builder, and a visionary.

America needs Jack Kemp back.

Kemp was an American legend. A quarterback of the pre-Super Bowl era who led the Buffalo Bills to consecutive championships in the American Football League, Kemp went on as a Member of Congress to lead the Republican Party to historic legislative victories. Known as a champion of supply-side economics, Kemp was one of the earliest promoters in the Republican Party of pro-growth tax rate cuts, arguing in his book An American Renaissance that “a rising tide lifts all boats.”

Given his success as a leader of the conservative movement in the 1970s and 1980s, an interesting question is: what would Jack Kemp be doing if he were alive today?

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Frank Cannon is president of the American Principles Project.