Alex Blaze

Brownback to drop out

Filed By Alex Blaze | October 18, 2007 4:15 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Alan Keyes, presidential race, Republicans, Sam Brownback

Kansas Senator and presidential hopeful Sam Brownback is expected to announce his dropping out of the presidential race tomorrow, mainly because he has no chance at winning:

Trouble raising money was a main reason for his decision, said one person close to Brownback, who requested anonymity because the candidate had not yet announced his plans.[...]

Brownback had raised a little more than $800,000 from July through September and around $4 million overall. He is eligible for $2 million in federal matching funds.

It's too bad, really. He was one of the few openly crazy Republicans running (although there's always Alan Keyes). Sure, I didn't agree with him on his positions related to queer issues, women's issues, the war, taxation, civil liberties, or the environment, but I always thought he kept it real.

Oh, and I wish I lived in a world where $6 million was enough to run for president.

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Wait - you mean he was actually in the race?

And $6 mil isn't enough? My God, you could buy your own country for that amount. Apparently, the US has a higher price tag than say New Guinea...