Brownback Loses Wisconsin

Football reference trips up GOP hopeful:

Note to Sen. Sam Brownback: In Packerland, it’s not cool to diss Brett Favre.

The GOP presidential hopeful drew boos and groans Friday at the Wisconsin Republican Party convention when he used a football analogy to talk about the need to focus on families.

“This is fundamental blocking and tackling,” he said. “This is your line in football. If you don’t have a line, how many passes can Peyton Manning complete? Greatest quarterback, maybe, in NFL history.”


(Link seen on Outside the Beltway, where James Joyner underestimates the cataclysm and defends Peyton Manning.)