National Review’s Reihan Salam hearts Brendan DohertySeptember 27th, 2012 at 12:52 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
“I think @Doherty2012 is my favorite Republican congressional candidate,” Salam, who’s writing about Doherty’s campaign to unset David Cicilline, wrote Thursday in a tweet. “Seems exceptionally smart and thoughtful, but he’s in a tough race.”
Salam, 32, is a contributing editor at National Review and lead editor of the magazine’s influential blog The Agenda. He previously worked as New York Times columnist David Brooks’ editorial researcher and co-authored the book “Grand New Party” with another Times columnist, Ross Douthat. And yes, he’s linked to Nesi’s Notes.
The tweet makes this a funny flashback: “Votes don’t expect Doherty to become Reihan Salam, but they do expect a certain level of familiarity with federal issues; say what you will about David Cicilline, but the congressman knows his stuff (and his talking points).”