Writing from his relatively new perch at Hugh Hewitt’s blog, Dean Barnett has prounced Sam Brownback’s possible presidential run to be seriously dead on arrival. Let me preface what I’m going to say by mentioning that I’m very fond of Dean Barnett’s work. But I’m going to disagree with him here.
I relied heavily on Dean (and the famed “Geraghty the Indispensable” as Hugh Hewitt likes to call him) to keep my spirits up with magical predictive brews of success as the November electoral disaster loomed, but he was wrong about that and I think he may be wrong about Brownback, too. As the Prowler noted yesterday, Brownback is going to get a lot of support from evangelicals and Catholics, particularly since he has been an observant churchman in both camps and is the most clearly pro-life candidate in the mix. I also have to point out that Kansas is not so far from Iowa.
I’m a long way from saying Brownback will capture the nomination, but to treat his run as laughable, which Dean does, is neither fair nor especially prudent.
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