Over at RedState, a post entitled “They All Suck” eviscerates the current crop of GOP presidential wannabes. Their comments on Senator Brownback’s quest to be President:
[Brownback] has a better chance of getting hit by a meteor while being consumed by a blue whale being struck by lightening.
They all suck. (Well, okay, Brownback doesn’t suck at all, but I perceive no viability for his candidacy.)
Brownback thus far has not convinced, nor even made inroads in convincing, most GOP primary voters that he has a chance of winning a general election. He is viewed as utterly unelectable due to his views on abortion, gay rights, and religion in government. I sense a sort of pity for Brownback in the conservative blogs. A feeling that he represents all that they do (with the glaring omission of the immigration issue) and because of that has no chance to succeed with the American public at large.
There is one way, and one way only, that Brownback can overcome this electability argument. Cold. Hard. Cash. If he turns in a stellar fundraising report on January 31st he can prove that he is a serious candidate that could be competitive. If he raises a piddly sum, then it will be clear that the GOP donor class does not think he has a chance and thus does not think he is worth the investment.