McCain & Brownback hit the road together

Kansas Senator Sam Brownback today endorsed GOP presidential candidate/Arizona Senator John McCain.  Here’s the Radio Iowa story (including a 14 minute mp3 of conversation with the two men).

Brownback has said he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Senate.  Speculation is that he’ll run for governor in his home state.

"That rumor got out there," Brownback said during the interview.  "…I’ll look at options down the road….I’m not ruling it out or in."

Brownback started the conversation by revealing he had been on his father’s farm in Kansas over the weekend, discing under a field of soybeans.  As you may recall, Kansas was swamped with water this year and the crop in that field wasn’t worth harvesting.

"I don’t have a clue as to what that is," McCain joked — referencing the act of "discing" a field. 

"My son was with me on the tractor," Brownback said.  "Afterwards, we had a clod fight.  He and another buddy were chucking clods at one another and having a ball."

"Sam, tell me is this one of those tractors that’s enclosed with the music and everything?" McCain asked.

"It was a little hardship because there was no satellite TV in this one," Brownback replied, laughing. 

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About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.


  1. Remember, Remember the 5th of November
    Well, I guess Senator John McCain didn’t gather the significance of the libertarian “money bomb” on Monday. Senator Brownback had to drop out for a reason. Thousands of Republican males were angry at Brownback’s ties with feminist organizations and his support for anti-male laws like IMBRA, which force innocent men to be background checked in order to say hello to women, and the new clauses of VAWA that cause men to lose their homes and livelihoods to fake claims of abuse.
    When you see a trend toward personal freedom hitting the Republican electorate like an ocean breeze, you don’t seek the support of those who want to clamp down on freedom, especially in the name of left wing feminist ideology.
    McCain’s only chance is to immediately announce that he (and Brownback) have decided that Internet Regulation is a bad idea and that some of the laws they got passed recently were anti-male.
    Otherwise, a campaign now at 15% in the polls will be dragged down to where Brownback’s support level was when he dropped out (1%).
    The Republican base is mostly male.
    Ask Ted Sporer, the Iowa blogger, if he agrees with what I just said. He told Sam Brownback in no uncertain terms that a Republican’s support for laws like IMBRA were anathema to the base.
    Sam Brownback responded “I didn’t think it was such a big deal”.
    Getting laws passed requiring background checks in order to say hello to women is “no big deal”?