Brownback to throw in the towel

Senator Brownback will be the latest presidential candidate to throw in the towel.  Sam Brownback simply wasn’t able to raise enough money.  He raised about $3.4 million and spent over $4.1 million.


From TPM:

The lower tier of Republican candidates is reportedly about to shrink a little bit — Sam Brownback is expected to drop out of the race tomorrow.

Brownback’s campaign had never really caught fire, with him raising only $4 million and coming in third at the Iowa Straw Poll behind Mike Huckabee, a rival for the social conservative vote.

So where will Brownback’s support, such as it was, end up going? That’s a good question. On the one hand, Romney’s campaign has been trying to consolidate the Christian right into a unified anybody-but-Rudy campaign. On the other hand, Brownback’s camp had been bashing Romney to no end, taking every opportunity to call him a phony.

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  1. I don’t know much about Brownback but he didn’t impress me much in the debates. Romney and Hunter were always sharp.

    Let’s hope the competition gets tough now and people start showing their true colors…


  2. EI –

    Did you say Romney? Romney was sharp? Umm. What about his comment about his son’s serving his campaign instead of fighting in Iraq? Oh, then there was his null set comment to open one of the debates. I was wondering if you could help me with that one. Then there was the time that he was on Hannity and Colmes. Hannity bates Romney into condemning Obama’s comment that we were “air raiding” the Afghan people. Romney stated that Obama couldn’t be for the troops and say something like that. He had to retract that. Unfortunately, President Bush apologized to Karzi and the Afghan people just days earlier for too many Afghan civilian deaths. So, please explain to me how Romney has been sharp?

    Thanks for your comments.

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