NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE
enator Tom Cotton has plenty of competition when you think of the forces driving the ideological development of today’s GOP. Nebraska’s Ben Sasse has a Ph.D. and was a university president. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are whip-smart, well-spoken constitutional experts.
And yet, Cotton has begun to play a key role in shaping the direction of the caucus, and he might have the brightest political future of the bunch.
Cotton was never seen as an intellectual lightweight; his Harvard Law degree made sure of that. But he didn’t enter the Senate with a reputation as a wonk, either. He’d spent only seven …