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Brownback for vice president?
[The Washington Times] comes out today to suggest that Sam Brownback would make a great GOP candidate in 2008 - if he ran for vice president."In general, there are four main criteria, often overlapping: someone who unites the party's disparate factions behind the ticket; someone who brings balance to the ticket, typically but not necessarily regional balance; someone who offers an immediate electoral payoff in terms of an increased chance of victory in a swing state or special appeal to a broad-based bloc of voters; someone who will be seen as a plausible successor, not so much in the sense of ascending to the Oval Office because of a premature vacancy but in terms of the ability to use the vice presidency to prepare a run for the presidency," commentator Tod Lindberg says in an op-ed piece today.His first suggestion: The senior senator from Kansas."Who might fill the bill? One of the most intriguing possibilities at this point is that Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas will get into the race, in effect running for vice president. He's got the conservative bona fides and an activist streak on such issues as halting genocide in Darfur and human rights more broadly. If conservatives demonstrate support and enthusiasm for him during the primaries, he might well be the one."But Lindberg, tonge-in-cheek, closes his piece with another possibility:Joe Lieberman.Other links today:Pat Roberts[(WorldNetDaily commentary)How NAFTA superhighway is built under radar screen:] Last week, in Kansas, Sen. Pat Roberts, a Republican who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, seemed like he was short on domestic, backyard intelligence when he was asked in Saline about the NAFTA superhighway project again, prompted by reports in WND. "There's nothing I'm aware of in any authorization bill," Roberts said with derision. "I don't know where these things get started. This is one of those blogosphere things that makes you wonder what's going on." ... But you can't hide for long a superhighway, in some places, according to plans, four football fields wide.How to contact As always, you can find information to contact members of the Kansas congressional delegation [here.] : http://washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060828-101135-6337r.htm : http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51730 : http://ljworld.com/extra/where_to_write.html#fed