Thursday, October 18, 2007

Brownback is Out

The conservative Kansas Senator is dropping his Presidential bid Friday, CNN reports.

This puts a whole new spin on his announcement of a resolution apologizing for slavery and Jim Crow. Possibly, it was a last ditch effort to give his campaign some momentum. But if that's the case, then I'd have expected him to wait at least a few more days to see if it caught. As it is, it looks he'll be pursuing the resolution even outside the context of a Presidential campaign, which in some ways is more impressive. Appealing to the Black vote might matter in a national election, but I hardly think its a big concern in a Kansas gubernatorial race (Brownback is targeting the governor's mansion in 2010).

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