Sam needs to shore up his immigration views before he can be considered a serious conservative candidate, IMO.
posted on 12/05/2006 8:47:33 AM PST
Sam is a very nice guy whom I will choose over my other current choices, but many things about him disturb me. He is a compassionate conservative. He believes it is the government's job to clean up the messes people make of their lives. I strongly disagree. That idea always leads to socialism, and it is a denial of the core of human nature -- a sin nature. It is because of that nature that we must build a true freedom that leaves a strong connection between sowing and reaping, or cause and effect if you like that terminology better.
posted on 12/05/2006 8:54:33 AM PST
by The Ghost of FReepers Past
(Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
I agree with your views. Sam also makes a former Kansas Senator and presidential nominee look charismatic and exciting. He has about as much chance of being elected president as Hillary Clinton has of being elected Governor of Kansas.
posted on 12/05/2006 8:54:38 AM PST
(Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
Beats the heck out of Giuliani, Romney and McCain.
posted on 12/05/2006 8:57:06 AM PST
(There is no salvation in politics.)
Brownback sounds like a hideous spider or a homosexual act.
And Vilsack sounds like a body part that could be involved in brownbacking.
The late night idiots will have a field day.
The last Republican Senator elected directly to the Presidency was Warren G. Harding in 1920.
The odds are not good. Furthermore, I don't have enough data to suggest how well he would do against Hillary.
posted on 12/05/2006 9:20:20 AM PST
(I aim to misbehave.)
As long as he is on the wrong side of immigration, he can pound sand as far as I am concerned.
An I am a KANSAN!
posted on 12/05/2006 9:36:39 AM PST
(dangerdoc (not actually dangerous any more))
It's early, but anyone that goes with "compassionate conservative" is not on my short leadership list.
We have been there and done that. We need a really strong leader who is not afraid to be a real American conservative.
posted on 12/05/2006 9:36:44 AM PST
by alarm rider
(Not a democrat, not a republican, not a "libertarian".. A CONSERVATIVE.)
I agree with you--you can't be a conservative if you are in favor of selective enforcement of laws.
posted on 12/05/2006 9:48:20 AM PST
Santorum and Allen would have had a hard time running for prez if they were re-elected. And Brownback is no Santorum or even an Allen. Brownback just doesn't have the charisma or the political smooths to run the gauntlet of a hostile libmedia in a national campaign. He doesn't have the money, he doesn't have the inside GOP machine connections.
He should be focusing on 2012 or 2016. He's not that old or that experienced to run for prez from the Senate, a tough game no matter who you are.
Brownback can go brown his back in Hell. No open borders traitor like him deserves any elected office, much less the "conservative mantle."
posted on 12/05/2006 10:45:20 AM PST
by Map Kernow
("I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just..." ---Thomas Jefferson)
Sam needs to shore up his immigration views before he can be considered a serious conservative candidate,
Thats why I like Duncan Hunter too, but Brownback might be easier to elect.
He has said that he is another "compassionate conservative." A man that uses that term for himself is no conservative. He is, almost by definition, a spender.
posted on 12/05/2006 1:36:07 PM PST
(Better to fight them over THERE than over HERE)
this man has been overly friendly with FATASS hillary-how can he be trusted just on a pro-life platform??-he probably would lie down for a north american union,which would be the end of this country as we know it
He sounds like Santorum Lite. Thanks but no thanks.
posted on 12/05/2006 3:29:48 PM PST
(Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
To: meg88; All
I like Sam Brownback a lot.
He is a pretty conservative fella.
But he has NO EXECUTIVE experience.
Better if he ran as the ideological conservative support
for a POTUS candidate who has less conservative creds.
Is there not a decent conservative and articulate Gov somewhere out there who can his zipper closed and his mouth the same condition?
posted on 12/05/2006 3:34:22 PM PST
by Gideon Reader
("The quiet gentleman sitting in the corner sipping his Kenya AA,,defaulted to the PO'ed position..)
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