Later this week, notes MSNBC’s First Read blog, is one of the first stops in the 2008 presidential race: the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Memphis, where a straw poll will gauge the strength of the current crop of GOP candidates, including Sen. Sam Brownback.
Brownback, argues analyst Chuck Todd, could be one of those best poised to benefit, because of his dark-horse status and low profile. If he does better than expected, it could give him a boost in standings.
Should be interesting to see the GOP field develop, since it’s so wide open. So far the (all unannounced) candidates include Brownback, Sen. George Allen, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. John McCain and Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.
I know it’s early, but any handicapping going on yet among WE bloggers? Who else could or should enter the field?
Posted by Randy Scholfield
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