I must admit I’m a little surprised that former Congressman Jim Leach may be endorsing Barack Obama. I use the word “may” because while I have no doubt his wife would endorse Obama, people close to Leach say that he’s been adamant about not being involved politically. So this could just be a Deba Leach endorsement. I guess we should know soon.
So what does Congressman Leach’s endorsement mean? Not much. While he is very well respected in the Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and Davenport area, his endorsement doesn’t carry much weight unless he’s willing to make some appearances and work to get his former supporters to back Obama.
Speaking of Obama, do you ever wonder what would happen if his teleprompter went out in the middle of a speech? How would the great communicator do? Listen for your self.