Sam Brownback: "I am running for America"
by Jerome Armstrong, Tue Dec 12, 2006 at 05:39:04 AM EST
Is Sam Brownback becoming the "get out of Iraq" presidential candidate on the Republican side? There is probably already an opening for that candiate now, and moreso a year from now. Brownback is getting close to go there, embracing the ISG report and saying on Fox:BROWNBACK: I'm not -- I'm not jumping ship. I just think it's time that we really put pressure on the situation. And we've been very patient with this, and we've invested a lot. I do think as well it's time for us to put diplomatic pressure to the point where you just park the Vice President and Secretary of State in the region. It's shuttle diplomacy going back and forth between the countries that will receive us, really pushing on them to stop funding things into iraq and start working with us, because they don't need a civil war in that region either, and to really have them start coming to the table instead of just sitting back and even hurting the situation inside of Iraq.Great dig on Cheney too, that will appeal to theocons pissed off about Mary.
I think Brownback understands too, that there is an groundswell of support ready to him over the internet from conservative religious communities and all their listserves, message boards, and blogs:Most of the questions in the conference call related to Brownback's presidential aspirations. The senator will participate heavily in a grassroots campaign style in Iowa, the first state to hold a primary for the 2008 elections.
"We'll be putting a lot of emphasis on Iowa," he said. "You've got to do well in Iowa if you're going to win down the line."
Money always seems to be an issue in high-profile political campaigns, and while Brownback knows he'll need some to be successful, he also believes that it's not about spending more than everybody else.
"You can do a lot of things without money, but [money] does matter," Brownback said. "The Internet can be a vehicle to generate enthusiasm for the campaign and to build name recognition."It will be interesting to watch and see if Brownback, and Huckabee is the other, gain traction in Iowa into the top-tier.
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