Skip to comments.Jim Talent joins Team Romney
Posted on 02/01/2007 2:49:30 PM PST by rface
Gov. Matt Blunt lately has sparked the interest of many folks for his close relationship with presumed presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
Now another Missouri Republican party figure is hopping on board with Romney former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent.
Talent has been named as the Domestic Policy Task Force Chairman for the Romney for President Exploratory Committee. According to a press release, Talent will oversee all domestic policy development for Governor Romney.
"Throughout his many years of public service, Senator Talent represented the people of Missouri with steadfast leadership doing what is right for the American people," Romney said in a press release. "Today, our country faces great challenges. With Jim's experience and extensive knowledge, he will help us look beyond the status quo and answer these challenges with bold, new approaches."
Talent said that Romney had shown extraordinary leadership during his years of public service.
He has a strong conservative vision and a successful record of accomplishing that vision, Talent said. I am proud to be part of his Exploratory Committee and ready to help him craft innovative policy solutions."
Interestingly, Talent declined to support a number of his senatorial collueages running for the nations top post including U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, and U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kansas. Of note: in the 20th Century, only two individuals were elected president directly from the Senate John F. Kennedy and Warren G. Harding.
Also of note: Brownback was Talent's roommate on the Hill!
Talent was a very good Senator and did listen to the people of Missouri. Unfortunately he was beat by McRascal and Michael J Fox and their campaign of distortions.
It is unbelievable how much moey the national Democrats and left wing groups put into defeating a decent and hard working Talent.
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