Iowa Independent: Leach waxes professorial in Democratic convention speech
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent
"Little is riskier to the national interest than more of the same" ...
True to form, former congressman Jim Leach, R-Iowa, delivered a speech
to the Democratic party's 2008 convention that was part endorsement,
part treatise on American government Monday night. "In troubled times,
it was understood that country comes before party," Leach said after
listing several examples of bipartisanship in U.S. history. "As a
Republican, I stand before you with deep respect for the history and
traditions of my political party," Leach said at the beginning of his
speech. "But it is clear to all Americans that something is akilter
in our great republic. In less than a decade, America's political and
economic standings in the world have been diminished."