Moderates – The state Republican Party seems to be suffering from a dearth of moderates. That is where a traditional Republican group, composed of former lawmakers, comes in. Traditional Republicans for Common Sense can’t stomach the ultraconservatism that has overtaken the state GOP, a malady punctuated by the election of Gov. Sam Brownback. Common Sense might not be the answer for a conservative political party that has allowed “special interest groups to gain control” in the state, according to the group’s brochure, but it’s a start. It should get Kansans talking and encourage thought on what this state needs to move forward – freely and fairly.