Politics

Brownback Out

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Well, this one slipped by me as the site was being destroyed and then cobbled back together.

From the KC Star:

An emotional Brownback on Friday formally ended his bid at a statehouse news conference, saying his “Yellow Brick Road just came up short of the White House this time.”

Asked about running for governor in 2010, the Kansas Republican was explaining that he hadn’t thought of any other political races when his wife, Mary, piped up.

“The yard needs mowing first,” she said.

The Yellow Brick Road? The lawn needs mowing? Oh brother…

However, is Sam vying for a VP position under Giuliani?

A top adviser to Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kas., heaped praise on Rudy Giuliani on Friday and told ABC News that an endorsement of the former New York mayor is a distinct possibility before the first votes are cast in the Republican presidential contest.

“He is making the same calculation that Republican primary voters are,” said the adviser who spoke about Brownback’s endorsement plans on the condition of anonymity. “Every indication is that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee and we will really have to sit down and ask ourselves: if that’s the binary — Clinton or non-Clinton — ask yourself who is the most likely non-Clinton.”

Here’s the score. If Giuliani does SOMEHOW manage to get the nomination without the social conservatives, bringing a Brownback or Huckabee on board to pull the faithful back to the fold seems logical. I doubt it would be Brownback because he came off as fairly disingenuous during the debates, but Huckabee?

Hmmm…