I haven’t read the Barnett commentary on Brownback, but I must add that any lengthy exposure to the Senator is a most impressive experience. Last year, in D.C., I was waiting in the car for my sister and heard Brownback interviewed at length on C-SPAN. If our soundbite culture gives him a chance, I think he’ll make a terrific impression on voters across the spectrum. He’s a first-class person, accomplished, genuine, and admirable.
Probably I shouldn’t have said anything. My last two early-cycle early picks for President have been John Ashcroft and Phil Gramm.