KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Republican Sen. Sam Brownback (news, bio, voting record), a favorite of the religious right, said Monday he is taking the first step toward launching a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.
A vigorous abortion opponent, the Kansas senator pledged to make "issues of life," fiscal restraint and tax reform key components of his effort to woo supporters.
"I have decided, after much prayerful consideration, to consider a bid for the Republican nomination for the presidency," Brownback said in a statement. "There is a real need in our country to rebuild the family and renew our culture and there is a need for genuine conservatism and real compassion in the national discussion."
He's one I would consider. If I recall correctly, he has a high ACU rating. I'm just a little worried about name recognition, though. Plus it didn't go quite as planned the last time Republicans ran a Kansas senator.