Thanks Massachusetts – For Nothing

Monday, February 1, 2010


When the voters of Massachusetts elected Republican Scott Brown to fill the US Senate seat held by the late Ted Kennedy for nearly fifty years, they did more than turn a blue seat red. They unleashed wildly ambitious monster.

From ABC News:

Senator-elect Scott Brown’s stunning victory for the Massachusetts Senate seat once held by Ted Kennedy has many Republicans hoping he’ll make a White House bid.

When Barbara Walters, asked Brown if he’d rule out a 2012 run, he said he found it humbling, but he wouldn’t say no.

Brown told Walters his focus would be on his family and his new role as the 41st Republican Senator and said he’ll “let the political pundits…talk about that stuff”.

And the sobering thing is, unless President Obama’s fortunes turn around quickly, and this means the economy and the jobs creation, I firmly think Scott Brown stands a very good chance of being elected president if he decides to run in 2012.

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12 Responses to Thanks Massachusetts – For Nothing

  1. Woodcliffe says:

    I’m older than most of you young ‘uns around here and I can recall the bland demeanor and mask-like face of Ronald Reagan when he ran for president.

    People said he didn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of being elected president. I said, not so fast. It was his blandness that allowed voters to project onto him whatever they needed to see.

    The rest is history. While I don’t think Scott Brown is as evil as Reagan, I think he’s so uninformed about the world and its complexities that the idea of him in the White House, is chilling.

  2. feminazi says:

    He’s like a gift from heaven for the Republicans. Now they have their candidate to challenge President Obama in 3 threes. Like you predicted following his victory in Massachusetts, Christopher, Scott Brown will run for president in 2012.

  3. Pechanga says:

    I wish I could say I had greater confidence in the American voter but I don’t.

    Time and time again, the voters have proven they’re much more intrigued by the wrapping paper and ribbon than the gift inside. Our judgment is so easily swayed by the media and image. Brown got elected as a populist and my guess is, he doesn’t even know what that means. And it doesn’t even matter.

  4. taco says:

    I wish I could say I had greater confidence in the American voter but I don’t.

    Me too, Pechanga. After the voters reelected Bush in 2004 so he could “finish what he started in Iraq,” I knew there is no hope to the electorate.

  5. Big Hank says:

    Scott Brown credits his Cosmo nude spread for his political career. I guess he has very little belief in his intelligence and abilities beyond rocking a flat stomach.

    He will run in 2012. No doubt about it.

    Now, whether he’s elected is another story. Obama had better get his house in order if he wants to stop the Scott Brown train from roaring into town.

  6. Mauigirl says:

    I find it very terrifying that this country has fallen to this level, that the possibility of Scott Brown being president actually exists. And it does indeed.

  7. libhomo says:

    Republican primary voters aren’t going to pick a guy who posed nude. The Christian Right still makes up the majority of those voters.

  8. bradfrmphnx says:

    I agree Christopher. Brown’s response to Obama’s speech, and taking over Kennedy’s seat has put him at the forefront of the Republican bid. The rightys are drooling all over him. His partially nude pic didn’t stop him from getting elected Senator, whether or not it stops him from POTUS will remain to be seen. The Repubs are masters at making up excuses and covering up facts. I can see the campaign slogans now…

    “Vote for Brown. He Has One Hell of a Stimulus Package.”

  9. Mets Fan says:

    I expect Brown will begin slow and reasonable, and then slowly become Reagan 2.0, meaning he will oppose Obama on DADT and the budget freeze, and then really reveal his conservative bona fides by coming out strong opposing Roe.

    There is no doubt to me that the Republican party has found their wunderkind.

  10. Estacada says:

    I live in Oregon so I didn’t follow the intricacies of the race in Massachusetts as well as the rest of you but was Martha Coakley really so terrible that the voters would throw the entire Kennedy legacy out into the Atlantic ocean?

    I don’t get it.

  11. Jim says:

    He’s ugly in so many ways…

  12. LM says:

    The party alienated the core Democratic voters in the last election, and to put their heads in the sand and pretend that didn’t swing the vote in Mass is pure willful ignorance. Short range planning has screwed us majorly – a cheap fast win we’re paying for now.

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