EDINA, Minn. — For a minute there, it almost seemed like Sen. Sam Brownback, a staunch conservative and strong supporter of Sen. John McCain, was going to endorse Sen. Barack Obama.
“I think what Obama has tapped into is what Reagan did so well and that’s just the optimism and hope of the American public,” he told a room full of Kansas delegates who were eating plates full of fruit and muffins this morning. “His speeches, when I watch him, I like him.”
But then the inevitable came. “When I dig in underneath, I’m like ‘but that isn’t the way to do it.”
“I think we have to have that hope and optimism,” he told the Republicans. “But it’s not through more government bureaucracy. It’s through more families, it’s through more faith, it’s through more freedoms. That’s our best way on forward.”