What a Brownback win would mean

brownbackmugA New York Times article on the Kansas gubernatorial race, and possible GOP congressional clean sweep, included some frank observations by leaders past and present. Among them:
– “The reality is, there will never again, ever, be a moderate Republican governor. Those days are over.” — Republican-turned-Democrat Gov. Mark Parkinson
– “We really don’t know what to expect from Sam.” — Kansas Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton, about GOP gubernatorial candidate Sam Brownback
– “There is a huge difference between being a vote in a legislative body on policy issues and being chief executive. There is a certain pragmatism you have to bring every morning in order to serve the state.” — former Gov. Bill Graves, foreseeing that Gov. Brownback would move to the middle