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March 21, 2007

Sam Brownback: Too Conservative?

The correct answer is “no.” Just thought I’d get that out of the way. The Three RINOs: Too Liberal? Answer: “yes.” Hey, this is easy!

I came across an article on Yahoo News today: Kan. senator seeking conservative mantle. Let’s take a look at what caught my eye.

With the GOP’s influential conservative wing still scrambling for a candidate to back for the 2008 nomination, Brownback presents a paradox.

He has the kind of unquestioned credentials as a family values crusader that conservatives have long sought in a presidential candidate. Yet he hasn’t been able to leverage his credentials to break out of a crowded pack of White House hopefuls.

One potential reason: Some Republicans fear he may be too conservative to win a national election.

It would appear these “some Republicans” are cowards except where it comes to selling out their conservative values. Get some spine, people.

The top-tier candidates — Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney — are viewed as more electable than Brownback but all have political vulnerabilities and histories that make them suspect to conservatives.

So where’s the debate? As far as I can see the real paradox is that many GOP polls reveal that those polled are choosing supposedly “electable” RINOs who will prove to be that which they wouldn’t like once elected.

What’s the point of getting a candidate to the White House if it entails selling out the values one professes to hold? That, as I see it, is the true paradox.

There’s more in the article, so check it out. But I think this issue of “electable” versus “conservative” is one that really needs to be spotlighted. I’m completely sick of it. Give me a real conservative or I will go outside the GOP to find someone who more closely represents what I hold most dear: conservative values.

Update: Michigan Poll. Good news: most conservative? Sam Brownback (32%). Bad news: who will win the Republican primary? John McCain (29%). In second place was Other (20%). So there’s still a thirst for someone other than one of the Three RINOs. Got Brownback?

— Psycheout


  1. Amen. I have been fed up with the GOP for a few years now. Their primary results will determine whether or not I continue to vote for them, or go to the Constitution Party.

    Comment by Puritan Lad — March 21, 2007 @ 12:02 pm | Reply

  2. You know, people continue to ridicule Romney as being a flip-flopper or too liberal, blatantly ignoring the fact that Reagan was one a REGISTERED DEMOCRAT and a supporter of abortion. If it were not for the Republican’s acceptence of converts 27 years ago, there would be no such thing as a Reagan Conservative.

    btw, my biggest problem with Brownback is that he is not strong enough on terror, I can’t support him as he opposes the troop surge in Iraq (which is a big success so far).

    If you want to know why Mitt Romney is a much better choice, just check out my blog:

    Comment by Matt-A — March 21, 2007 @ 3:33 pm | Reply

  3. Romney is no Reagan. But do check out Matt’s blog. We’re always happy to get a visit from a fellow WordPresser.

    As far as terror, the idea of multiple-choice Mitt getting the GOP nomination, now that’s terror. It sure scares the heck out of me! 😀

    Comment by Psycheout — March 21, 2007 @ 4:38 pm | Reply

  4. Grate argument Psycheout. Where do I vote?

    Comment by JOE — March 21, 2007 @ 5:56 pm | Reply

  5. Awesome post. I think you’re hitting your stride.

    Comment by Red State Guy — March 21, 2007 @ 8:32 pm | Reply

  6. I thought it was a rhetorical question.

    No, Brownback is not too conservative.

    His problem is that he has little national name recognition.

    If he can break out of that barrier, he could go far.

    Comment by Bill — March 21, 2007 @ 9:07 pm | Reply

  7. It would help if the GOP’ers being polled weren’t entranced by The Three RINOs. Then they’d start looking to the conservative candidates, and especially at Sam Brownback.

    Wake up, Republicans!

    Comment by Psycheout — March 21, 2007 @ 9:24 pm | Reply

  8. Too conservative? What does that mean?

    Comment by Anti-Media — March 21, 2007 @ 11:06 pm | Reply

  9. I’ve only just discovered this site. It’s really cool! Go Sam!

    Comment by Billy Bob — March 21, 2007 @ 11:47 pm | Reply

  10. This is RIDICULOUS… Republicans ARE conservatives! Ronald Reagan is ROLLING in his GRAVE right now because of these RINOS!!

    Comment by b4bnc — March 22, 2007 @ 7:33 am | Reply

  11. Give it time. Those RINOs are an endangered species. After New Hampshire, they should be extinct. Most of the rats have already swum onto the sinking Democrat ship anyway.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 22, 2007 @ 8:34 am | Reply

  12. Isn’t there an extinct species of rhino? The black rhino, I think. One down, another yet to go!

    Comment by Psycheout — March 22, 2007 @ 12:15 pm | Reply

  13. Shouldn’t all you guys be oiling up and wrestling, or something not gay?

    Comment by dav — March 22, 2007 @ 6:45 pm | Reply

  14. Why the bile, Dav? You are adding nothing to the discussion. We do appreciate you visiting and do like reading alternate points of view. This is not going to become a cesspool like the leftist asylum over at Kos. Don’t make us moderate your comments or ban you. We don’t want to do that.

    But if you persist on throwing feces, we will have little choice. This is a blog about Sam Brownback, not your toilet. Thanks for considering this, and thank you for stopping by.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 22, 2007 @ 7:19 pm | Reply

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