Archive for Tuesday, January 1, 2008

McCain gets help from Brownback to lure Catholics

January 1, 2008


Just days before the first major tests of the presidential race, Republican contender John McCain has enlisted U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback to try to win Catholic voters.

Brownback, a Republican from Kansas, along with former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, are serving as co-chairmen of Catholics for McCain.

"As Catholics, we are proud to announce our support for John McCain, a genuine American hero with a conservative record who has what it takes to lead this country," Brownback said in a statement.

The move is seen as an attempt by McCain to lure Christian conservatives, who are expected to make up a sizable chunk of Republican caucusgoers on Thursday in Iowa.

So far, most Iowa evangelicals seem to be in the camps of Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas and a Southern Baptist minister, and Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts.

But five days after the Iowa caucus is the New Hampshire primary, where recent polling shows that McCain and Romney are in a dead heat.

McCain has been viewed suspiciously by some evangelicals since his unsuccessful run for the White House in 2000, when he criticized Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson as "agents of intolerance."

But during this year's campaigning, McCain has tried to woo conservatives.

On his Web site, McCain said he believes the 1979 Roe v. Wade decision, which gives women the right to have an abortion, should be overturned, "returning the abortion question to the individual states."

Brownback dropped out of the GOP presidential field in October after his campaign failed to catch fire. When he entered the race he was thought to be the top candidate of conservative Christians, but Huckabee stole his thunder.


toefungus 10 years, 5 months ago

I wonder what part of Sam's back is brown?

marcdeveraux 10 years, 5 months ago

what a pair, two men so removed from a normal life.both filled with anger,both power hungry to control other peoples lives.what would happen with these two american taliban style nuts in the white house.?

Steve Jacob 10 years, 5 months ago

Even guys like Sam Brownback know Huckabee and Romney would get killed in a general election.

justthefacts 10 years, 5 months ago

Personal opinion is not my forte. But this upcoming presidential election is shaping up to be one where there are absolutely no candidates that I want running my country. It makes me worry about our future, a lot.

KayCee 10 years, 5 months ago

Sam I supported on most of his policies. Why he backs McCain who I never supported before, I have yet to find out. As 'justthefacts' stated, I really don't see any good candidate.

imastinker 10 years, 5 months ago

justthefacts - I couldn't agree more. My vote (if it comes to that) will be against one person rather than for another. That's a sad position to be in.

geekin_topekan 10 years, 5 months ago

I really don't care anymore.Conservative,Democrat,Evangelist or Neo-nazi.As long as the next president can undo the mess we are in. The next president is the one that will make us or break us and he/she will have to be the greatest president to ever hold office and turn this country into a unfied and selfsufficient nation again. Or,one that will continue us down this path of wreckless abandon to a final desperate showdown between the belief's of few and the lives of millions.Pronto. Eitherway,it can't happen soon enough.Armageddon or love-thy-neighbor,change is needed.The lesser of two evils?Let's choose the one we haven't tried yet.

imastinker 10 years, 5 months ago


The only way to be a self sufficient nation again is to do away with welfare, , unemployment, social security, and all the rest of those pograms. We need to drastically lower taxes and help support apprenticeships for skilled workers.

We will never be self sufficient unless we have a generation of motivated young workers that are willing to show up to work. These people need to know that they need their job or they will go hungry, and not that the government will give them what they need.

Until that day happens, our jobs will continue to be sent overseas.

Kathy Theis-Getto 10 years, 5 months ago

toefungus (Anonymous) says:

I wonder what part of Sam's back is brown?

His Opus Dei nose is brown.

63BC 10 years, 5 months ago

Apparently No-nothingism still lives on this board. Freaks.

faciamus 10 years, 5 months ago

How about supporting a candidate who actually understands the Constitution and the role of religion when it comes to politics, and actually practices what he preaches? Ron Paul is the best man for the job.

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