Brownback 2008?

United States
January 28, 2007 4:41pm CST
Lets have a Cilivilzed Discussion on this.. NO character attacks, or misspellings *blantant* or your comments will be negtively rated. Senator Brownback has launched a bid for the Presidency. A fierce opponent of abortion and tax increases, I think Brownback is the most conservative candidate in the race and also stands the longest shot (tied with Huckabee). But he lacks the one stance I hold dear. He favors a path of eventual citizenship for those who are here illegally. Brownback is building a campaign based on family values. Brownback has frequently voted against the traditional party lines. He opposes a troop surge in Iraq.
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@mikaghi (389)
• United States
29 Jan 07
frankly brownback is just too conservative for US. i do agree with him on the citizenship question but oppose him on abortion and evolution issue. he will have better chances if he corrects himself on evolution and abortion, people are turned off by his stance on these.
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@Evacuee (1149)
29 Jan 07
I'm a UK citizen and I do not know much about the US way of politics but I am interested as our Prime Minsters have, most of the time, had good relationships with past Presidents. Some Brits might oppose me in this but I think it is a good thing for leaders of countries getting on ita a shame more do not. So I shall be watching your posts just to get the Mylot USA members views on the different candidates. Thank you Smith2028 for what may be an interesting discussion so long as it does not get out of hand with over zealous postings.
• Canada
28 Jan 07
I am not a US citizen, but my opinion is that he is a very good candidate for president and would do your country much good. I think it is right for him to appose to abortion, and he will definately not increase taxes. That is good for the people of the country as well as keeping the countries morality on a even level. Not sending troops to iraq may give the US a better rep by withdrawal from Iraq and possibly other military operations around the globe that is giving Americans a bad name. I do beleive in the conservative party in Canada so I beleive the conservative are more or less the stronger group to vote for in America.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
29 Jan 07
For me still to early to really pin point anyone. I am a Republican and my vote will be in that party. I have checked out Brownbacks website and he does sound pretty decent but so does Huckabee, it's going to take me more time. Keep posting the Discussions like this though, I can increase my knowledge with the Canadates.
• United States
29 Jan 07
As people join I plan on starting a discussion like this. I have research on all of these candidates also that will eventually be posted here in separate discussions and also on my website.
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@mikaghi (389)
• United States
29 Jan 07
yes..it is a good idea to start a more regular discussions on these election issues..i am ready to help out anyway..
• Canada
29 Jan 07
Hello there, I am not American and dont even live in the U.S, but I have great concern for the people of the beloved country. I watch American news more than I watch that of my country or the country I live in. Brownbacks entry into the race for the white house in '08 is welcome, but then I am afraid America will not elect the est in 2008. I am yet to see a perfect choice for the people, and I am sorry that is tilted gravely by my disposition which I dont want to taint this discussion with. Americans must demand he best when it comes to inforation they get from the press. It seems they will have only two choices. the Bush hater and bashing candidate and the right wing compromise candidate. Indeed both parties will present nothing but compromise candidates, unfortunately, the candidates know this and have concerned themselves with only issues on inter and intra party compromise. from A-Z, Mccain, Clinton, Obama, Guilliani, Romney, Edwards, Brownback, Gingrich, etc, have all positioned themselves for the great compromise. Gingrich was asked recently when he was going to announce his intentions and he said he was waiting to see if the party would show preference for any candidate or if candidates would have a level playing field. Somehow, the candidateds have got to be dragged into a real discuss on issues in the US, then and only then can the best emerge. somehow, ifear all the candidates will ever talk of is Iraq and Bush. When all is said and done, say in the year 2010, what next. next I will disect the candidates.
@OROKAM55 (121)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Senator who??? Never heard his name. Which state is he from? Even though I have never heard his name, the values you mentioned so far is a very formidable value for any person aspiring for presidency in this modern age need to have to win the whitehouse. I'm suprised that you opposed his value. If that's what he is then, he is going to be a fine and dynamic president
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
29 Jan 07
For me Senator Brownback has two strikes against him; first he supports the illegal immigrants being granted citizenship, second he's super-conservative. I'm pro choice and voted for Bush because he wasn't super-conservative. Brownback, on the other hand, is just far too conservative for me.
@trish32 (1471)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I accidentally posted before finishing... I'm looking for a candidate who supports fundamental values yet is not so conservative that I feel we, as a country, would be heading backward instead of forward. I think part of the problem in our country today is that we have so many people looking to relive the "good ol' days" without considering that our people have changed as much as our country has. We need to move forward without the roadblocks of rehashing the same old topics of debate, which is what I think we'll get if we elect someone as conservative as Brownback. This is not to say that certain moral values are a lost cause or family values are a thing of the past. We can have that and move forward at the same time. I think the super or ultra-conservative candidates tend to be the "good ol' days" people and that scares me.
• United States
29 Jan 07
I think that Brownback sounds like a candidate that I would vote for; though after 8 years with President Bush I really don't think that any Republican has a chance of winning the next election. I just think that any moderates (if there truly are any moderates left) will swing left in the coming election.
@edigital (2710)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I am not U.S. citizen but enjoing the discussion with keen interest to get knowledge both from supporter and opposer of Senator Brownback. In general abortion and tax increase opponent has in all country but why do people bound to abort an unknown baby the cause should be find out and stop it from this first cause then rate of abortion will decrease.