Pat Toomey Praises Obama’s School Speech « The Washington Independent
An eye-opening arrival in the inbox:
U.S. Senate candidate Pat Toomey called President Obama’s speech today to school children in Arlington, Virginia “an inspiring and moving speech for students across America.”
“Education is the cornerstone of our country’s future,” Mr. Toomey said, “and it is important that we relay that message to our young students. The President’s emphasis on responsibility and the personal stories about his own education are exactly the kind of inspiring messages our children need to hear from our country’s leaders.”
While some polls have shown Toomey becoming more competitive in his 2010 U.S. Senate campaign in Pennsylvania, the fact remains that he’s a conservative Republican running in a blue state against a Democrat (either Rep. Joe Sestak or Sen. Arlen Specter) who will surely have the backing of powerful local labor unions. Toomey has veered hard to the middle since forcing Specter into the Democratic Party, first by endorsing Sonia Sotomayor’s Supreme Court nomination, now with this.