Millionaire Republican Review

While I was at the beach this past weekend, I read a couple of interesting books in regards to business, entrepreneurship and just wealth in general.

One of the more interesting books I read was Millionaire Republican – Why Rich Republicans Get Rich – And How You Can Too! by Wayne Allyn Root. While I don’t classify myself as a Republican (I’m more of a fiscally conservative, socially liberal moderate), this looked like a pretty interesting read.

All things considered, I’m pretty glad I read the book. While Root was a bit over-the-top in regards to his Republican stance and self boasting, Millionaire Republican was an easy read that had some valuable points.

The core of the book is very pro-entrepreneur, which I liked. I’ve said it time and time again, if you want to make it big (I’m talking tens of millions of dollars) you need to own a business, and Root does a good job of driving this point home.

Another point Root really harps on (to the point of almost going overboard) is the fact in order to succeed at business, or anything for that matter, you have to be an optimist (Republican) because if you are a pessimist (Democrat) you will do nothing but drag yourself and your business down.

I full-heartedly agree with the point Root makes regarding the need to look on the bright side, however I’ve known enough pessimistic Republicans and optimistic Democrats to know that he is using faulty logic in equating the two political parties with the two different outlooks on life.

The other item that rubbed me the wrong way was Root’s boasting, in particular his claim that his company was the only publicly traded gambling site on Wall Street. That sounded a bit fishy to me (oh God, the pessimist is emerging) so I checked it out. It turns out, his company is traded on an Over-The-Counter board, so it’s not even a “real” stock.

Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with people bragging about their accomplishments. I certainly wish I had this guy’s money. My problem lies with the embellishment of the truth. Don’t try to make yourself sound bigger than what you are.

In summary, I would recommend this book for anyone whose political views skew to the right and is looking for a quasi-entertaining, quick read.