On Monday our good friend radio host Laura Ingraham said what a lot of grassroots limited government constitutional conservatives have been thinking; Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions ought to test the waters for a presidential campaign.
Ingraham’s comments came after she played segments of Sessions’ keynote address, given at the Tea Party Patriots' five-year anniversary event last Thursday evening.
As our friend Matt Boyle of Breitbart transcribed it, Laura said “Jeff Sessions, we need Sessions for President,” elaborating, she continued:
“Really, is there anyone out there who is better than Jeff Sessions on any of these issues? He’s great. I think someone like Sessions could probably attract Democrats, Hispanics who are here legally who are tired of these stupid trade agreements and who have had their own wages undercut by illegal immigration, African Americans, certainly I think a lot of Tea Party people. Sessions is one of the few people to actually say it like it is.”
Laura Ingraham is right, there are few people in Washington, and at the top levels of the Republican Party especially, “to actually say it like it is.”
Sessions has been one of the few voices in Republican politics to actively oppose amnesty, and to make the case in solid economic terms.
Senator Sessions has also been a tiger on spending and is rumored to be readying his own spending and budget reform package to be presented sometime this summer.
Matt Boyle outlined Sessions’ accomplishments in the Senate this way: “Sessions has been a fiscal force--using numbers, data, and analysis to push conservatism in a body where Republicans have had barely any luck winning battles against Democrats under Majority Leader Harry Reid’s leadership. An immigration hawk, Sessions also has helped fend off the political and business establishment’s efforts to grant amnesty to illegal aliens and massively increase legal immigration.”
But what we really like about Jeff Sessions is that he is one of the few top Republicans who actually gets where the fault line in American politics is today, and comes down on the right (correct) side of it.
“I believe the Republican Party needs to sever itself from this elite consensus,” Sessions said during his speech to the crowd at the Tea Party anniversary celebration. “We need to break it off. Wall Street, we love ya. Davos, hope you have a good time over there. But we’re going to be representing everyday Americans by the millions.” If there’s a better platform on which a Republican should run for President we’d like to hear it.