Forbes magazine has published a profile of our man Sam and gives him a big thumbs up. They rated all the Presidential candidates on how conservative or liberal they are in five categories. You can see their results here. Of the GOP candidates, Huckabee, considered by many as the social conservative alternative to Sam Brownback, was deemed the most liberal. The man from Hope hasn’t got a prayer. Eye on 08 has an ordered list.
Although Forbes came to the conclusion that Fred! and McCain are more to the right on foreign trade, Sam Brownback comes out looking pretty good. And unlike Sam, neither Thompson nor McCain bothered to participated in the Forbes survey. They had to construct their data based on “material from the candidate’s public statements, news reports, voting record, Web site and other sources.” So that’s a couple of debates and a survey that the “frontrunners” have balked at. Typical.
In fact, the only other GOP candidate who actually stepped up and participated was Ron Paul. Kudos to Dr. Paul, the white power candidate. Stormfront would be proud.
Here’s a look at the rating of Senator Brownback:
Be sure to read the information about Sam Brownback and his positions on the important issues facing us all on his Forbes page. You’ll find much to agree with. Sam Brownback is indeed the principled, conservative Republican in the running for the GOP nomination. He certainly deserves serious consideration as our next President. He is an honorable man bursting with common sense and integrity. A man of humility. A man for the 21th century and beyond.
Update: Here’s a list of all the candidates in the survey ranked from conservative (50) to liberal (0). Surprisingly, Gore is the most conservative of the Democrats. Not surprisingly, Kookspinach is the furthest left on the planet. Romney’s position is questionable, since it depends on which set of positions he’s taken on any particular issue. He’s held them all!
|#||Candidate||Average||Foreign Trade||Domestic Economy||Social Issues||Foreign Policy||Environment & Energy|
NOTE: Other than the average, these numbers are estimates. As far as I can tell, Forbes has not released the raw data for this survey.
|Foreign Trade||John McCain
|Domestic Economy||John McCain||Joe Biden|
|Social Issues||Duncan Hunter||Dennis Kucinich|
|Foreign Policy||Rudolph Giuliani||Bill Richardson|
|Environment & Energy||Ron Paul||Al Gore|