Brownback wants GOP to keep talking about social issues

Gov. Sam Brownback thinks Mitt Romney focused too much on economic issues during his 2012 presidential campaign. “I think he would have been better off talking about the social issues more,” Brownback told the Associated Press before speaking Friday at a fundraiser for the Arkansas Republican Party. Many strategists have urged the GOP to talk less about social issues, noting how anti-abortion comments cost them two winnable Senate races and have hurt their appeal to women. But Brownback, who may be eyeing another presidential run, said Republicans need to continue fighting abortion. “If you believe this is a life,” he said, “how do you not fight for a life?” The website Kansas Watchdog paraphrased Brownback’s message as, “It’s not the economy, stupid.”