Blogs 4 Brownback

March 20, 2007

Sam Brownback: “Pro-Life, Whole Life”

Filed under: Election 2008,Media,Pro-Life,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 3:33 pm

Newsmax has a great article up on Sam Brownback’s visit to New Hampshire that fleshes out some of his primary issues (no pun intended):

The Kansas Republican, making his first trip to the earliest primary state since announcing his presidential ambitions, told conservative activists at a luncheon he’s “pro-life, whole life,” saying candidates can’t fight for fetus’ rights and then abandon them after they are born.

Wow, he’s really hitting one out of the park here. You want more?

“I believe the child in the womb should be protected, and that we should also protect the person that’s in poverty, and the child that’s in Darfur, and working with prisoners so they don’t have so much recidivism and always back in the system,” Brownback said.

Way to pack your “all life” message into a single sentence! And some say this “full-scale conservative” can’t give a good speech. So much for that baseless assertion. One more ‘graph.

Brownback, a Roman Catholic popular among religious conservatives nationally, is hoping to find his niche in a Republican field that has been criticized by some as too moderate. During her visit to the Statehouse last month, conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly called the top-polling candidates — former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Sen. John McCain and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — unacceptable.

Schlafly hits the nail on the head. I’ve been saying the exact same thing all over this blog.

There’s more, so read the whole thing. This is apparently from the AP. If Sam Brownback can continue to get reasonable coverage like this, his campaign is bound to resonate with social conservatives and even moderates. Sam Brownback is on a roll.

Update: Students for Brownback is on the case! They have more material that supports our man Sam’s “whole life” message: Brownback testifies to U.S. Congress: End the Genocide in Darfur. They’re really doing a great job!

Update 2: Conservative street cred, thanks to The Conservative Crawfish:

The most conservative member of Congress seeking the Republican nomination – based on lifetime voting records – is Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, with a score of 82.5. The most conservative score possible was 99.
Lifetime scores for the other Republicans:

-Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas, 81
-Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, 75.9
-Sen. John McCain of Arizona, 71.8
-Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, 71.5
-Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, 51.7

Update 3: More analysis over at Elephant Biz.  Go!

— Psycheout


  1. What kind of chance do you think he has?

    Comment by totaltransformation — March 20, 2007 @ 5:14 pm | Reply

  2. If all the people asking that question would only get behind him, he could go all the way. Please consider throwing your support behind the one true conservative, Sam Brownback.

    Have faith.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 20, 2007 @ 6:00 pm | Reply

  3. Duncan Hunter has no name recognition. Brownback has that, plus he has the chance to win his home state in the general election. Plus, those ratings games are often somewhat skewed. Probably, the scores for Hunter and Brownback should be reversed.

    Not to badmouth Hunter too much, mind you. I do respect him. I just think he’d be a better running mate than a candidate.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 20, 2007 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  4. Hunter’s a great guy and all, but Brownback is presidential material. Good call, Sisyphus.

    Comment by Red State Guy — March 20, 2007 @ 6:36 pm | Reply

  5. I don’t support crushing babies skulls in the womb. Those starving kids in Darfoor I see on my tv deserve some help to. Brownback sounds like a good guy. Where do I votr?

    Comment by JOE — March 20, 2007 @ 8:07 pm | Reply

  6. I’m concerned that if Brownback is elected, I won’t be able to pay the barber to make my housekeeper’s pregnancy go away, and I will have to do it myself… Well, I guess it’s better than having the wife find out.

    Comment by jethro — March 20, 2007 @ 8:17 pm | Reply

  7. Jethro, maybe you should consider not having relations with your housekeeper unless you divorce your wife and marry her first. Problem solved.

    Liberals are so transparent.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 20, 2007 @ 8:27 pm | Reply

  8. Good stuff. It keeps me coming back.

    Comment by Anti-Media — March 20, 2007 @ 8:48 pm | Reply

  9. I like the chart. I thought Brownback would be higher than Hunter, though.

    Sometimes I wonder: is Duncan Hunter is real name? It sounds like a screen name.

    Comment by Jeff Davis — March 20, 2007 @ 8:54 pm | Reply

  10. Welcome Jeff. It was pretty close. It could have gone either way. Let’s just say it was within the margin of error, ok? Heh.

    is Duncan Hunter is real name?

    You owe me a new keyboard. I spewed. Too funny!

    Comment by Psycheout — March 20, 2007 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  11. No chance amigo…Maybe for VP, but Prez, No chance.

    I think Butler has a better chance of going all the way.

    Comment by dav — March 20, 2007 @ 10:59 pm | Reply

  12. Butler? Whose butler?

    Comment by Psycheout — March 20, 2007 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

  13. “I believe the child in the womb should be protected, and that we should also protect the person that’s in poverty, and the child that’s in Darfur, and working with prisoners so they don’t have so much recidivism and always back in the system,” Brownback said.

    Wow, wow, wow, wow. Good for him! He’s absolutely right, and I think he really is the best candidate to actually bring our country together, and to get politics into the business of making our country better, as opposed to just a perpetual p**sing match with the Democrats. I haven’t felt this hopeful and inspired since Reagan talked about the “shining city on a hill”. With Brownback’s vision, we could make our country one that is respected around the world — not because they fear us, but because they admire us and our dedication to bettering the conditions for all of our fellow human beings. These are exciting times, boys and girls.

    Comment by lyssie — March 21, 2007 @ 7:07 am | Reply

  14. Butler in the NCAA that is…Not Mr. Belvadere

    Comment by dav — March 21, 2007 @ 3:49 pm | Reply

  15. Wait wait wait You’re Blogging for a Kansas Senator and you don’t know who is in the NCAA tournement? WOW.

    Comment by dav — March 21, 2007 @ 4:21 pm | Reply

  16. You got me there, dav. But I don’t watch college sports. I don’t even pay attention to pro sports. Politics is my focus. Brownback is my focal point.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 21, 2007 @ 5:02 pm | Reply

  17. The most conservative? Sign me up.

    Comment by JOE — March 21, 2007 @ 5:57 pm | Reply

  18. No kidding, Joe. I’m ready to vote now!

    Comment by Anti-Media — March 21, 2007 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

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