Barton Stumping With Brownback

It appears as if right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton has made his choice in the GOP presidential primary:  Sam Brownback.

This comes as no surprise really, considering that Brownback and Barton have a long history together, with Brownback not too long ago appearing on Barton’s radio show where he called him “one of my heroes.”

So now the duo is out stumping around Iowa together:

Presidential hopeful U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and Christian leader David Barton will speak in Davenport Thursday.

Sen. Brownback and Mr. Barton are to appear from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Restaurant, 6511 N. Brady St.

The event is invitation only, campaign spokesman Ben Leifker said Tuesday. However, he said, if people want to attend, they can call the Des Moines headquarters at (515) 221-1001.

The senator is seeking the Republican presidential nomination.

Sen. Brownback and Mr. Barton will also appear in Council Bluffs, Sioux City, Ames and Cedar Rapids on Thursday and Friday. All events are closed to the media.

Why would these events be closed to the media?  Is Brownback afraid that the media might find out that Barton’s academic credentials are limited to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oral Roberts University and an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Pensacola Christian College and that his work have been dismissed by academics as “convincing to an uninitiated audience” because it relies on “distortion[s] of the truth”?