Maybe conservatives could run their own candidate as a third party. It would divert enough votes away from Brown that the Dem would get in (assuming it were a close election). Won’t it be nice to have both Senators be Democrat again? It could be Vicky, carrying on her husband’s legacy. Capuano...
Frank...Pozen...maybe Marty Meehan, yeah get Marty to run.
Or Deval. Foolish to think we could get anyone who isn’t liberal in the Senate, just get a Dem back in...
Though a Red Mass Group post about Brown and 2012 may give him hope; it starts by saying that Dems have to play serious defense in Senate Races (I think they have 23 up for grabs,
GOP only 10) and:
>>Over the next few weeks I’ll try to point out some other factors Scott Brown has on his side, but this is a major one that most haven’t picked up on yet. There is no Democrat who could run against Brown, who would be able to count on national money. It is simply not coming. Not only does it take off the table a possible asset of a would be opponent, it may also thwart a top tier candidate from even considering it. Brown already has a massive war chest and whoever the next opponent will be, they will have a lot of climbing to do. Everyone in the Massachusetts House delegation may think themselves a future Senator and they may also have fund-raised well in the past, but they’re about to find out that fund-raising in the minority party and as “Ranking Member” is a lot more difficult than when in the leading party and as “Chairman”. Naturally it goes without saying, that their Democratic colleagues in the Senate also won’t be so eager to help them when half will have their own hides to save.
>>With this in mind and a dozen other similar factors (that none of the pundits and “experts” are realising), Brown is in a good position for re-election. When the would be top-tier challengers run this math, they may decide to bow out, leaving Brown facing an underwhelming self-funder(and aren’t they all) in 2012. I couldn’t be happier that the Democrats are so overconfident already, and clearly Scott Brown remembers a time when they were before.