Brownback is in for 2008.
If true, this puts a pretty big wrench in the works for Governor Mitt. Mitt has generated quite a bit of traction by leading the charge against SSM, but is vulnerable among the evangelical set on the abortion issue, because of his seeming moderation in the past. Brownback may also be able to peel of support among those who were uncomfortbale with Romney’s faith.
In addition, this could be good news for John McCain. If the right-wing evangelical vote is split, that could open the door to McCain. To that extent, this could be bad news for Democrats, because McCain would be a very challenging opponent in the general election.