Thursday, March 30, 2006

Faith, values, and compassion in action can unify GOP says the Man from Kansas

Last night, I was privilged to accompany my boss and his closest aide to George Washington Univ. for a speech that he was giving to the College Republicans. I left with them straight from the office and had the privilege to get some insight as to how the senator discusses strategy, his thoughts on the legislative agenda for that day (hot item: immigration) and his preparation for his speech. Who would have thought that a quiet, humble humanitarian farm boy-turned-senator from Kansas could receive so much recognition and applause from D.C. college kids! Sam talked about faith, values and compassion as the unifying and winning themes for the GOP in this election year. AIDS, helping the victims of genocide in Sudan, prison programs, poverty awareness...all of these have been priorities of Sam Brownback's and may be key examples of outreach to all Americans to help stretch out our big tent into a stadium-sized, GOP majority coalition. Sam still has a lot of work to do to get his name out across the country, but this event, like so many others, showed how Sam's humble demeanor and quiet sense of duty gain are slowly but surely gaining him a following heading into the 2008 Iowa caucuses.

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