October 19th, 2007
05:05 PM ET
11 years ago

Brownback pulls out of GOP presidential race

Watch Brownback drop out of the White House race.

(CNN) - Mired in single digits in the polls and trailing his rivals in fund-raising, Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas announced Friday afternoon that he is pulling out of the Republican presidential race.

"My yellow brick road just came short of the White House this time," Brownback said at a news conference in his hometown of Topeka.

Filed under: Sam Brownback
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. William Courtland, Waterford, Ontario

    Have the Big Wiggs of Corporate America given up on the presidency due to thier lack of affiliation with the Wigg Party.

    October 19, 2007 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  2. Chris, Macomb, IL

    Well now is his chance to endorse someone who shares his values. I'm talking, of course, about Huckabee.

    October 19, 2007 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  3. J, Seattle, WA

    Great more speaking time at the debates for Ron Paul!

    October 19, 2007 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |


    October 19, 2007 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  5. Mark, Santa Fe, NM

    Good news. One less warmonger and big-government Christian theocrat that we have to listen to in the debates. Hopefully Huckabee and Duncan Hunter will soon follow suit.

    If Brownback has any since, he will endorse Ron Paul. But he doesn't. (have any sense, that is)

    October 19, 2007 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  6. Paul, Boone NC

    Another one bites the dust....

    The Ron Paul Revolution keeps on truckin!

    October 19, 2007 06:49 pm at 6:49 pm |
  7. John

    Ron Paul has the closest ideals with Brownback on the big 2. Paul opposes abortion, and opposes the death penalty. Brownback opposes abortion and wants to limit capital punishment.

    October 19, 2007 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  8. Steve, Houston, Texas

    I think he means his short bus ran out of gas on the yellow brick road.

    October 19, 2007 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  9. Bill, Long Beach, California

    This is the smartest thing he's said since the presidential race

    October 19, 2007 07:04 pm at 7:04 pm |
  10. San Jose, CA

    Sam Brokeback was even running? Does anyone even pay attention to these single-digit nobodies?

    October 19, 2007 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  11. RG, SF ,CA

    Who will the flat earthers vote for now?

    October 19, 2007 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  12. dilmont

    And yet, Tancredo is still in there. Please let him be the next Republican to be involved in a hypocritical sex scandal!

    October 19, 2007 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  13. Fred, TN

    Ron Paul is the logical choice for conservative Christians. He is an OB-Gyn who has delivered over 4000 babies.
    He is the only candidate from either party who can attract a diverse group of people who are all feel loyalty to the Constitution. Maybe CNN will make some room to talk about the newest candidate to crack the top tier.

    October 19, 2007 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  14. Brian, Orlando, Florida

    What a chicken, left the race once Colbert entered!

    Cold Beer for everyone!

    Colbert '08

    October 19, 2007 10:32 pm at 10:32 pm |
  15. Daniel

    A quick analysis suggests this is good for Huckabee, and bad for Giuliani. Read why here.

    October 20, 2007 03:34 am at 3:34 am |
  16. Lou Dobbs, Plano TX

    Ron Paul is a USELESS candidate. As a doctor, he wants back alley abortions (pro life stance) and wants many children to perish for lack of good healthcare. Ron Paul the isolationist will NEVER be elected. Oh, and it's good Brownback is out.

    October 20, 2007 04:15 am at 4:15 am |
  17. Justin Ferndale WA

    He wasn't intelligently designed to be President. "If I only had a brain!"

    October 20, 2007 05:46 am at 5:46 am |
  18. Dan (Baltimore, MD)

    I like the yellow brick road analogy. Brownback's candidacy was always a complete fantasy. You can't run on an anti-women's-rights, anti-gay-rights, and anti-Iraqi-sovereignty platform and win the presidency. Go Rudy!

    October 20, 2007 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  19. Sara, Kansas

    Thank God.

    October 20, 2007 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  20. Terry, El Paso, TX

    Another one bites the dust
    Another one bites the dust
    And another one gone, and another one gone
    Another one bites the dust
    Hey, Im gonna get you too
    Another one bites the dust

    October 21, 2007 10:23 am at 10:23 am |