Brown is about 50/50 which is as good as you are going to get out of Mass. Most anyone else would be 10/90 at best.
Yes, and I’m one of the better to have something rather than nothing folks. If someone more conservative in this state _can beat a Dem_, then great, nominate them. If you saw the election results of last month, you see what many voters can accomplish. “Yes We Can”—if you’re a Dem. Having at least a partial conservative in this state is already a miracle.