Part of Kramers State of the Union Series
Written by an admired leader of the Republican Party, Rally Point: Five Tasks to Unite the Country and Revitalize the American Dream looks past the 2016 election, the finger pointing, and the conventional political thinking to focus on clear, primary principles that conservatives must debate and defend to protect the future of America. Chris will be speaking in-conversation with Congressman Tim Walz, who is in his sixth term representing Minessota's First Congressional District.
Raised in a working-class family in upstate New York, the first in his family to go to college, paid for in part by his service in the National Guard, Chris Gibson rose from Private to Colonel in the Army, including combat command in the storied 82nd Airborne Division. Rally Point is his story: what he's learned from the "School of Hard Knocks" and how he's applied those precious life lessons during his service in Iraq and in Congress. Drawn from a deep appreciation of history and American exceptionalism, Gibson provides incisive and frank analysis of the current political environment, including President Trump, and provides a roadmap based on time-tested Founding principles to help unite our country and revitalize the American Dream. Rally Point is a thoughtful, compelling, enjoyable read - a must for serious-minded Americans looking for answers in this challenging political environment.
CHRIS GIBSON has over thirty-five years of distinguished public service. He has spent the last six years as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives (NY-19). He also spent twenty-nine years in the U.S. Army, where he rose to the rank of colonel and commanded the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade. He served four combat tours in Iraq and was awarded four Bronze Star Medals and the Purple Heart.
TIM WALZ is currently serving his sixth term representing Minnesota’s First Congressional District. Walz proudly serves the people of southern Minnesota on two committees in the United States House of Representatives. He is the ranking member on Veterans' Affairs and serves on the Agriculture Committee. Walz has leadership posts with the National Guard, the Reserve Caucus and the Congressional Veterans Jobs Caucus.