Blogs 4 Brownback

March 19, 2007

Sam Brownback in Person

Filed under: Blogging,Election 2008,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 3:03 pm

It seems every time I read about someone who has met Sam Brownback, the story is basically the same: Sam is a warm and genuine person, not a stereotypical phoney politician. I’ve been meaning to do a write-up on his passion for people and life. It’s time to at least catch a glance of this by spotlighting one person who recently encountered Sam on the campaign trail.

Over at New Hampshire Primary 2008 is a firsthand account of a blogger who met Sam Brownback when he visited an employer of 25 or so employees. Keep in mind that this is someone who disagrees with Sam “on many, or even most of the issues.” So he is no sycophant for Brownback.

I found the Senator to be quite genial and good-humored (due partially to Kansas winning in the NCAA tournament the previous evening). He was genuinely interested in what people were asking and saying. […] He didn’t just give us a stump speech. Instead, he tailored the subject and tone of his remarks to the audience at hand.

And furthermore:

Senator Brownback also came across as a man who genuinely cares about the issues he campaigns on. The suffering and disease in Africa, making consumers more active in health care decisions, using the power of the market to address social issues — his passion was obvious and honest.

Delegator concludes with:

So, while I disagree with Senator Brownback on many, or even most of the issues, I will say that I quite enjoyed meeting him. He was engaging, intelligent, and thoughtful.

There is of course more at the original post. Read the whole thing to get a feel for Sam Brownback, the man. We’ll dig more into his passion for the issues and present other firsthand accounts in furture posts. Look forward to it!

Update: Students for Brownback has more on Senator Brownback’s visit to New Hampshire.

— Psycheout


  1. Senator Brownback always struck me as the real deal. He was a good replacement for Bob Dole in the Senate. He’ll be a great successor to George Bush.

    Comment by Red State Guy — March 19, 2007 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

  2. I’ve had occasion to meet the Senator on a couple of occasions, most notably the wedding of his former Chief of Staff. He is, indeed, a very sincere and personal individual. Prominent Kansas Democrats will tell you the same thing, off the record.

    None of this qualifies him to be President of the United States. Most of the people who interact with President Bush like him, too. Tip O’Neill, the Democratic Speaker of the House during the Carter years and first Reagan administration, was a famously great guy. None of that speaks to their effectiveness as executives or the wisdom of their agendas.

    Comment by Rojas — March 19, 2007 @ 9:34 pm | Reply

  3. Thanks for the anecdote, Rojas. But nobody likes a phoney (Clinton, Romney). I just wanted to demonstrate that Sam Brownback is no fake two-faced politician like some of the others in the race.

    As for Tip O’Neill, although a Democrat, was a pretty effective guy was he not? At least that’s the impression I recall.

    And Bush is a fine President, so somehow I must have missed your point. Can you clarify?

    Comment by Psycheout — March 20, 2007 @ 1:55 pm | Reply

  4. What a great observation from the field. Cool. Brownback kicks!

    Comment by Anti-Media — March 20, 2007 @ 9:09 pm | Reply

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