Skip to comments.Why A Scott Brown Race To Fill Kerry's Seat Will HURT--not help--MA GOP
Posted on 12/26/2012 6:33:35 AM PST by suspects
With President Obama inflicting the painfully pompous U.S. Sen. John Kerry upon our unsuspecting allies, are Massachusetts Republicans ready for another Scott Brown for Senate race? Lets check the polls:
Some 54 percent of Massachusetts voters have a favorable view of Brown, and hes leading in head-to-head match-ups with his likely opponent. So Scotts a shoo-in!
Oh, wait those are the polls from the end of October. Right before Brown got crushed by Liz Warren 53 percent to 46 percent.
And thats the GOP dilemma: What do you do when you have the most popular, most likeable, most moderate candidate in the race ... and you still lose?
What is to borrow a failed fiscal cliff phrase Plan B? Mass hypnosis? Open bribery? Putting Everetts ballot-stuffing Democratic Rep. Stephen Smith on the ticket?
The Republican Party doesnt have a candidate problem its hard to imagine a better candidate than Brown. It has a brand problem. And until the GOP fixes it, it doesnt matter which Republican runs. Because theyll lose.
Yes, its possible that Brown might MIGHT win a special election. But hell lose again in 2014. Does the GOP really want to spend another $50 million to hold a Senate seat for 18 months? If a weak, inexperienced, off-putting professor like Liz Warren can beat an incumbent Republican in Massachusetts who cant?
Please, my fellow pundits, stop with the Why, we elect Republicans around here all the time! Not since 2000, we dont.
In this century, there have been 74 federal or statewide general election races in Massachusetts. Republicans have won ... one. And that was the fluke election of Mitt Romney, who went on to score an embarrassing 37 percent of the Massachusetts vote in his campaign for president.
And now the proposed savior...
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There are 3 States where the republicans ought to save their money and quit wasting time trying to get candidates elected. They are California, Mass. and NY. Even if they suceeded, the result would be a RINO.
Brown could not even hold on to his seat against a ultra-liberal phony Native American....how in the world would he beat a Liberal Dem with No Baggage in Mass?
GOP would be better off running a real conservative in Mass...if one does exist
2012 is the year of the parasitic voter. Odds are, the uninformed and unaware of the damage they were doing, probably just voted straight ticket. Had it not been a "Parasites for Oboma 2012" year and just a mid term election, I don't think the communist would have won. She just rode in on the "Vote for me = a freebie for thee" coat tail.
Given the choice between a RINO and a card-carrying communist (Democrat), the Masshole will always vote for the communist.
Agreed. Run a conservative or forget it.
The last thing we need is the RINO virus giving cover to the democrats.
Brown might win, or he might lose. He does have name recognition. At the same time there's no Conservative stupid enough to live in Massachusetts.
“GOP would be better off running a real conservative in Mass...if one does exist”
Oh they exist. It’s the braintrust in leadership positions of the MAGOP that is the problem. Until they are purged the best candidate that this group will back will be a RINORAT.
Because he’s a worthless, finger in the wind politician who will pull a Jim Jeffords when he begins to be “uncomfortable” with the Republican Party. I didn’t vote for him last month and will not vote for him again.
What MA GOP?????
Yeah. Sorry if I wasn't clear. Long day yesterday.
That was my point. It was the year of the parasitic Oboma voter. They voted straight ticket for freebies. It was easier.
In a non presidential election, Brown may have won easily.
Waste of time. With all the ammunition against the faux Indian princess, he still couldn’t sell the voters to re-elect him.
He tried to win them over with some RINO political shift to the left on some issues, but why wouldn’t Democrats want the real thing.
He was a nice lucky young man to win the seat the first time. Now it’s time to go back home and reconfigure a career.
Romney was the fourth republican governor in a row there, and he was a disaster for the state GOP, turned the seat over to the democrats, and left office with a 34% approval rating.
“The Republican Party doesnt have a candidate problem its hard to imagine a better candidate than Brown. It has a brand problem. And until the GOP fixes it, it doesnt matter which Republican runs. Because theyll lose.”
It’s not so much a “candidate problem” as it is a “constituency problem”. In that in some states, the majority of the voting population has moved so far to the left, that it will never vote for ANY candidate that calls himself/herself “Republican” again.
Even in the deep blue states, it’s still possible for a Republican to get elected here or there, to local offices. But there are states like Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and perhaps some others where the chances of a Pubbie candidate winning statewide office (governor, U.S. senator) are next to zero. Conservative or RINO, if they have the “Republican brand” the voters in those states are going to run the other way.
I suppose the same thing could be said about many ‘rat candidates in the deep red states, although ‘rats in red states seem to be more electable than are Republicans in blue states.
Perhaps since they’re almost certain to lose anyway, we should wish for the most conservative candidates to come forth in the blue states. At least they will define the issues before the public...