Sunday, January 21, 2007

Brownback Announces Presidential Bid, Again

Kansas Senator Sam Brownback announced Saturday that he will seek the Republican Party's 2008 Presidential Nomination.
Brownback previously announced the formation of an exploratory committee.

He claims that conservative values like opposition to abortion and gay marriage distinguish him from others vying for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

Brownback's opposition to abortion and gay marriage, and his platform against wasteful federal spending and for compassionate and practical programs to help the poor, energy independence, stopping cancer, term limits for judges and members of Congress, and a flat tax, isn't going to win the nomination. He has alienated the core of his chosen conservative constituency by opposing the revised Iraq strategy and by supporting a path to citizenship for some of the nation's 11 million illegal aliens.

Brownback's campaign is Quixotic. Even though he first announced he was running on December 4, a new Washington Post and ABC News poll finds Brownback supported by only 1 percent. That's the same level of support CNN and Pew polls found for Brownback in November.

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