Pugnacious and self-assured, he is a politician who loves politics. He will be more interested in strategy than policy, and that is why by the end of his first term in office, it will surprise no one if Tillis is a member of the Republican leadership in the senate.
It is apparent that Thom Tillis did not go to Washington on a kamikaze mission to stop President Obama’s agenda, as did senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, nor did he go to run for president himself someday, as did Cruz and Paul. Instead, Tillis ran for the senate to be a senator, and after 100 days, he is still on track to be the most powerful one from North Carolina in a long time.
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