John Deeth Blog: Leach for VP?
Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog
In yesterday's conference call endorsing Barack Obama, Jim Leach
suggested a fellow Republican, Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, as Obama's
running mate. Jim, you were always a modest guy. If Obama's going to
go with a Republican, how about you? Lord, two years ago I never
thought I'd say that. The most partisan Democrats might scream at the
notion of a Republican on the ticket. But Leach, at age 66 on Election
Day 2008, would be an unlikely prospect for the White House in 2012 or
2016. And talk about the symbolism. In his pre-Congress diplomatic
career, Leach literally worked side by side with Dick Cheney and
Donald Rumsfeld. Leach is a far better fit on the issues than Hagel.