Monday, December 04, 2006

Brownback is in

Senator Sam Brownback officially created an exploratory committee in his bid for the Presidency.

With the Big 3 all having problems with the soco base. Brownback has a clear constituency in this election.

More on this later...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback is pro-amnesty.

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like people have said before, there's no perfect candidate. People will attack Brownback because of his compassion, no doubt about it.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still, he's better than just about everyone else.

9:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd rather have a candidate that is right on all the issues and not wishy washy on one like Browbback is on Amnesty. Mitt has taken a winding road to get where he is, but he is at the right spot now. It took Reagan years to get where he was on many issues, and we as Republicans and Conservatives hold him in the highest light.

Mitt is the best man for the job.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Patrick Hamilton said...

I don't know if McCain, Giuliani, or Romney are anywhere near where the conservative base would like a candidate. But I seriously doubt they are going their dream candidate this cycle. Brownback is much more of an ideologue than the first three candidates. Many Americans are weary of the fierce partisanship over the last 16 years and are going to want someone who will "unite" them. I use "" because it may be more appearence than actual uniting, but appearance is really what matters often times anyway. I think someone like Brownback is great for the primary, it will force the other candidates to address issues they might try to evade otherwise. I do not, however, believe he would actually get the nomination, nor would he win a general. I think conservatives are going to have to accept getting a decent candidate, not their dream candidate, but at least someone who can win.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No candidate will consolidate the SoCo base. Some with be with McCain as frontrunner. Some will be with Romney as the more conservative alternative to McCain who can raise enough money to win. Some will end up with Brownback and Huckabee. Others will wait for Newt.

The days of a candidate who can really coalesce them are past. They are integrated into the political landscape now, with pre-existing relationships and an increasing notion of "electability", momentum, frontrunnership, etc.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now it's just who you think is the least of all the "evils." Still, I do like Brownback very much and think that he and the southern guy are the best Republican candidates out there right now.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Huckabee staffer.

Southern Guy, hmph!

1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback is WRONG on amnesty for illegals, WRONG on wanting to give illegals Social Security and WRONG on wanting "Guest workers."

Three strikes. He's out.

Huckabee is pro-criminal as well as pro-illegal. He's a non-starter, too.

1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brownback is a great guy. We are personal friends and nobody exceeds his integrity, but he is simply wrong on the greatest economic and national security issue of the day - Border control and dealing with illegals.

8:55 PM  

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