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Sam Brownback Is Running For President

by @ 6:35 am on November 21, 2006. Filed under 2008 Election, Politics, Sam Brownback

Kansas Senator Sam Brownback hasn’t officially announced it yet, but its pretty clear that he’s a candidate for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination:

WASHINGTON — Sen. Sam Brownback, who is considering a White House bid in 2008, said Monday the Republican field has room for a “full-scale Ronald Reagan conservative” and pledged to make a final decision next month.

The Kansas senator said he was not discouraged from running by the Democrats’ strong gains in this month’s midterm elections, including majority control of the House and Senate.

“It does not make it less likely,” he said in an interview. “I really believe that the basic conservative ideas and ideals were not repudiated. Our execution was.”

A more daunting challenge for Brownback are the better known potential candidates. Arizona Sen. John McCain and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani have set up presidential exploratory committees. Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., also are weighing bids.

“I think there’s room for a full-scale Ronald Reagan conservative in the field,” Brownback said. “I fully agree that other people have much higher name identification than I do. No question about that. But I think what you have to look at is the policy positions they get out once you have an effective campaign.

There may be room for a Ronald Reagan conservative, just not one nobody outside of Kansas has ever heard of.

Further thoughts from Captain Ed.

3 Responses to “Sam Brownback Is Running For President”

  1. David Huckabee is the only one, I think, who isn’t an appeaser on amnesty, shamnesty, for Illegal Aliens.

    Dunno about Tommy Thompson on stopping Illegals.

  2. Doug,

    You might not want to tell James here about how most of us classical liberals feel about immigration, huh?

    FYI, regarding Brownback, is he really even anything approaching a “Ronald Reagan conservative”? Or is that just a campaign buzzword?

  3. Kevin says:


    Brownback is a mild-mannered Rick Santorum “compassionate conservative” Bushbot clone. He’s also an uber social conservative. He’s definitely not an acceptable choice.

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