Is the Republican Party destined to become a RINO-only club? It will be if GOP insiders have their way. There is pressure behind the scenes to force Sam Brownback out of the race. If he were forced out, the GOP is all but finished. Here’s the story being floated in the MSM, with the theoretical headline Brownback to withdraw from GOP race.
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback, the Kansas conservative who struggled to raise money and gain recognition in the 2008 presidential campaign, will drop out on Friday, people close to him said Thursday.
“People close to him,” eh? Just close enough to stick a knife in his back.
Money was a main reason for his decision, said one person close to Brownback who requested anonymity because the candidate had not yet announced his plans. Brownback is expected announce his withdrawal in Topeka, Kan.
How cowardly of this anonymous source. Rather than reporting the story, the media is making the story. They’re so scared of Senator Brownback that they are anxious to force him out. An unnamed person or persons are deliberately sabotaging Brownback’s campaign. Is this what the press has come to?
It’s widely anticipated Brownback will run for Kansas governor in 2010, when his term — his second — expires. He had promised in his first Senate campaign to serve no more than two terms.
“He also mentioned he is really looking forward to spending more time in Kansas,” the person said.
So what has changed? Is someone blackmailing Senator Brownback, or is this simply a made up story being used to force Sam Brownback out of the race? Time will tell.
Rest assured that B4B will continue covering the race and relevant social issues as the campaign goes on, no matter what “anonymous sources” allege.
If this story turns out to be true, it is a sad day for conservatism and a sad day for America. But don’t believe a word of it until you hear it from the Senator himself. I find it hard to believe that Senator Brownback would abandon us to the RINOs without a very compelling reason. We shall see.
Update: Michelle Malkin gloats. Let go of your hate, Michelle.
Update 2: Malkin sockpuppet Hot Air gloats too. Surprise, surprise!