Blogs 4 Brownback

March 14, 2007

Evans-Novak on Sam Brownback

Filed under: Election 2008,Mitt Romney,Polling Data,Republicans,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 7:15 pm

Not much to add to what the Evans-Novak Political Report (by subscription only) has to say about our man Sam:

Although he remains at the top of the second-tier candidates, Kansas Republican Sen. Sam Brownback’s third-place finish in the CPAC straw poll was impressive considering he spent less than $2,000 organizing for the event. All but four of his 40 student volunteers paid their own way. Romney finished first in the poll with 21 percent, followed by Giuliani at 17 percent, and then Brownback at 15 percent.

I first addressed the CPAC poll results in Things Are Looking Good for Brownback. So B4B readers are already familiar with the results. But what is striking at how little was spent by the Brownback campaign on this event: less than $2000. Contrast this with the Flipper:

Romney reportedly spent more than $300,000 in organizing for the event and transporting, registering and housing volunteers. Brownback’s backers assert that if the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., hadn’t been on spring break, Brownback could have beaten Giuliani.

So Romney basically bought CPAC, outspending Brownback 150:1! On a day when the Catholic University of America was on spring break! Incredible!

I also read elsewhere that there were a lot of CPAC attendees wearing Romney t-shirts. He apparently brought in his own people and stuffed the ballot box. Typical liberal behavior.

NOTE: Evans and Novak had been analyzing politics since 1963 (sadly Rowland Evans passed away in 2001). Robert Novak still speaks with a great deal of insight and authority. When he speaks, people listen; when he writes, people read.

Hat Tip: A big tip of the hat to Vital Signs Blog.

— Psycheout


  1. What’s up with that counter on the side. That’s pretty sick, and how exactly are they “counting” the number of abortions? Puling the number out of their [backside]?

    [Ed Note: I’ve warned you before about the foulness of your language.]

    Comment by Dave — March 14, 2007 @ 7:30 pm | Reply

  2. Romney is a sad sack flip flopper. If gets the nomination, I’ll vote for a third party guy like Roy Moore.

    Comment by FreedomWarrior — March 14, 2007 @ 7:55 pm | Reply

  3. I’m with you FreedomWarrior. But don’t worry. Brownback is in to win.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 14, 2007 @ 8:25 pm | Reply

  4. That’s a good question, Dave. Maybe if you knew how to click banners you’d find out.

    How did the anti-war folks count all those “dead” Iraqis? They surveyed and estimated.

    Maybe therein lies your answer.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 14, 2007 @ 8:26 pm | Reply

  5. Here’s another thing to consider: Mr. Brownback did well without spending a ton of money. I don’t know about the rest of you but it worries me that so many polititians think the only way to get something done or solve a problem is to pile a bunch of cash on it and hope that does the trick. Furthermore, a man who has a lot of money to spend cannot understand the average man. How can a man like Mr. Romney, who can afford to spend enough money to buy a house on one event, understand the problems we face? Simple, he cannot do it at all. It would be like a guy who speaks Chinese talking to a man who speaks German, they won’t be able to understand one another at all.

    Well I say no thank you. I have heard a lot of promises over the years and I prefer to look at actions, even such simple actions as showing restraint in campaing spending.

    Comment by Alan R. — March 14, 2007 @ 9:31 pm | Reply

  6. Alan, I like the way you think. I hope you keep visiting us. I thrive on feedback. Without it I don’t know if the Brownback buzz I’m following is appealing to anyone but me.

    I pray not, but encouragement helps!

    Comment by Psycheout — March 14, 2007 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  7. Buying his way to the presidency is the only way “Flipper” can get there. What a loser. What a flip-flopper!

    I’ll vote Constitution party if Romney or Rudy get the nomination. Heck, I’d even vote for Snoopy (or Woodstock), if it comes down to Romney vs Shrillary!

    Comment by Red State Guy — March 14, 2007 @ 10:03 pm | Reply

  8. I used to watch Evans and Novak on CNN. That was a great show. It sounds like Robert Novak still has a good sense of what’s going on in politics.

    Didn’t he expose that non-covert desk jockey Valerie Plame?

    I wish the best and lots of years to crusty old Bob Novak. I’d like to buy him a beer.

    Actually, I’m sorry to hear about Roland Evans. He seemed like a great guy. I bet he’s still doing his thing up in Heaven.

    Great post!

    Comment by Anti-Media — March 15, 2007 @ 1:20 am | Reply

  9. […] to victory.  This is not very surprising since I’ve heard the rumors about him buying the CPAC, Ames and other straw polls.  He does have the money to do it, after all.  And if he is taking […]

    Pingback by Mitt Romney and Ballot-Box Stuffing « Blogs 4 Brownback — October 24, 2007 @ 12:00 am | Reply

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