Brownback still backing Perry

Gov. Sam Brownback is still hopeful about Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (in photo) chances in the GOP presidential race, despite Perry’s fifth-place finish in Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses. “Perry’s getting his sea legs under him,” said Brownback, who campaigned for Perry in Iowa this week. “Things are stabilizing and moving up. The organization is coming in. And he can put together the resources.” Brownback compared Perry to Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., who finished fourth in the 2008 Iowa caucuses but eventually won the nomination. Comedy Central’s Indecision blog thought the comparison was appropriate, noting that McCain “fought through a difficult primary season, defied many experts’ expectations and lost decisively.”