This seems really, really bad. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 51 percent of likely voters preferred Davis to Brownback, with the Kansas Governor only garnering 41 percent. The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percent. Um. No matter how you slice the poll, Brownback is behind and falling fast.
It's a disaster.
Meanwhile the Brownback campaign's response was to send a fundraising email from "Sam." Yeah, not helping. I think they're trying to send some message that the Governor is just one of the guys.
They should just stop. Who Brownback is as a person is already fairly well established. He should be selling his policies and NOT himself.
I guess maybe that was the point of the Roadmap 2.0 tour today. Yes, it's a Tuesday. Yes, the tour stops all occurred during work hours. Does the Governor's campaign team not realize that Republicans actually work? We can't just go galivanting around the countryside listening to a Brownback stump speech in the middle of the day. I'm guessing the daytime events were scheduled to garner press coverage, but I don't understand why Brownback expects anything but negative coverage from here on out. The media is no friend to conservatives.
If the Brownback campaign manages to lose in red Kansas in this current political state, I am truly frightened for this country.