Sen. Sam Brownback (R-Kansas) is dropping out of the 2008 presidential race due to poor fundraising performance. While I would very much like to see politics divorced from big money and wish that successful fundraising would no longer be a prerequisite for the political office, I won't lose sleep over Brownback's departure. After all, he was a Christian extremist who denied evolution, supported religiously-based homophobia in the military, and was notorious for pandering.
While Brownback leaving the race is certainly good for America, it sounds like it might be bad for Kansas, where he is expected to run for governor in 2010. Poor Kansas! Haven't they been through enough?
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