Somewhere between pointless and counter-productive

Byline: | Category: 2008 Presidential Election | Posted at: Wednesday, 15 August 2007

I’ve beaten up on Democratic candidate Barack Obama and libertarian Ron Paul enough.  Now it’s time to look more closely at a Republican presidential candidate.

Rich Lowry offers this criticism of Kansas Senator Sam Brownback’s campaign:

For people for whom the pro-life issue trumps all, the imperative has to be beating the pro-choice Rudy Giuliani.  A fractured pro-life field probably helps Rudy, and at this point, Brownback can only help keep it fractured.

On the other hand, perhaps Brownback eating away at Huckabee’s vote keeps Huckabee from hurting the more-viable pro-life candidates [McCain, Romney, and Thompson].  So there it is:  In practical terms for pro-lifers, Brownback’s campaign is balanced somewhere between pointless and counter-productive.

Yep.  Back in January I said that “a divided field isn’t going to help Brownback for long.”  Now it’s apparent that Brownback’s continued candidacy further divides the field against the very issue that is the reason for Brownback’s campaign. 

If Sam Brownback thinks opposition to abortion is really that important, then it’s time for him to abort his campaign.

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