The Chronicle Covers The Conventions

Hofstra’s student newspaper covers the national conventions.

A Republican Addresses The Democrats

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DENVER–A lifelong Republican spoke before the Democratic National Convention during primetime Monday night, emphasizing the need for a new style of politics devoid of rancor.

Rep. Jim Leach (R-Iowa) is not a household name, but he was the token Republican at the DNC thus far, echoing the Democratic Party’s talking points.

“The change Barack Obama is advocating is far more than a break with today’s politics,” he said. “It is a clarion call for renewal rooted in time-tested American values that tap Republican, as well as Democratic traditions.”

His speech did not attract the same attention as the high profile Democrat independent (but caucusing with the Democrats) who will speak at the Republican National Convention, the 2000 Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, Sen. Joseph Lieberman.

–Samuel Rubenfeld

Written by chroniclenews

August 26, 2008 at 3:25 am

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  1. Sam,
    Your mates at DJ Newswires were looking over the blog. As you might have guessed, we have a correction for you. Lieberman, as you know, is no longer a Democrat, but is registered as an Independent.

    Rob Fisher

    August 26, 2008 at 9:39 am

  2. Oh, and great blog by the way.

    Rob Fisher

    August 26, 2008 at 9:40 am

  3. Corrected. Thanks Rob. (I wrote the post at 2 a.m.)


    August 26, 2008 at 11:29 am

  4. So what are the Republican values the Democratic party should adopt?

    It seems to me each party has two major talking points to their platforms. Those two talking points are: economic and social.

    Under economic the Republicans seek to protect business owners and wealthy citizens from overly burdensome taxation believing they will have more funds available to invest back into the economy. The Democrats, on the other hand, try to get those same business owners and wealthy citizens to forcibly share with their less fortunate neighbors.

    Under their respective social platforms, the Republicans want the government to regulate morality and protect traditional family values while the Democrats seem to want to protect the environment and each persons right to choose their own lifestyle whether it is harmful or not.

    While the above summaries might be simplistic, the right mix of the two platforms could mean a better America; while the wrong mix will most certainly spell disaster. Currently, in the State of California we have a governor who is espousing the wrong mix and the state has never been worse off.


    August 26, 2008 at 11:41 am

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