John David Dyche, author (#422)
John David Dyche, a Louisville lawyer, conservative political columnist, and author, discusses his book, Republican Leader: A Political Biography of Senator Mitch McConnell, the story of how McConnell has become Washington’s most powerful Republican.
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John David Dyche explains why he chose Sen. Mitch McConnell as the subject of his book, how he gathered information for the book, and why he believes a book about the senator is relevant today.
He also talks about McConnell’s early years in politics, including his leadership positions in high school and college. Dyche offers some facts about the Republican leader that people may not know. For example, McConnell:
- Contracted polio as a child
- Opposed the Vietnam War
- Witnessed Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech
The author also discusses some of McConnell’s most memorable campaign commercials, the University of Louisville’s McConnell Center, the senator’s reputation for obstructing legislation, and more.