Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Leach Plays "Hardball" For Obama

Leach Plays "Hardball" For Obama

Jim Leach is taking his Barack Obama endorsement on the cable news circuit, appearing Tuesday night on Chris Matthews' "Hardball" on MSNBC in a "Republicans for Obama" segment.

"Do we want a new direction rooted in historical American values, or one that might be described as aberrational, that is unusual, in which we attack countries that haven't attacked us, in which we lay plans for long term occupation of a land where America and the West are deeply resented," Leach asked. "It's time for a change and that change needs to come quickly."

Leach declined to state who Abraham Lincoln would support in this election -- yes, Matthews actually asked. "It's always presumptuous to think of anyone in a historical setting," Leach said, "but Abraham Lincoln would insist that every American vote for the best candidate irregardless of color of skin. And that is where the great Republican tradition resides."

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