A brief profile on Sam Brownback appears in New Hampshire’s SeacoastOnline:
“Evangelicals really haven’t caught on in New England. In part, the state’s so old,” said Alan Wolfe, a political science professor at Boston College. ” It’s really a Sunbelt phenomenon.”
Brownback instead sought to emphasize his fiscal conservatism and his support for a flat federal income tax, with no deductions or credits. He said taxpayers could choose to stay in the current system or shift to the new one.
“This (tax code) should be taken behind the barn and killed with a dull ax,” he said.
Keep on keeping on. More:
Brownback also highlighted his work against genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, his work against HIV/AIDS and malaria in Africa, and his proposal to divide Iraq into three ethnic regions.
Brownback lags in state polls and name recognition, but dismissed questions about whether he’d be able to raise enough money to stay in the race until the primary.
“I’m the tortoise in this race. I don’t like how it starts, but I like how it ends,” he said.
“He needs to spend time here. He has the message. He just needs to spread it,” said Paul Berube of Nashua. “It’s great to hear that conservative message.”
But the question is: can that conservative message be heard in time? Slow and steady may win the race, but we at Blogs 4 Brownback hope that our tortoise shows some hare tendencies, and soon. Otherwise conservative Americans will indeed be the ones who lose in the end.