Skip to comments.Why Scott Brown might run for MA governor, not Senate
Posted on 01/14/2013 8:05:53 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Its not often an ex-senator gets a shot at his old job just months after losing. So Scott Brown is widely expected to jump at the chance, running in a special election for John Kerrys seat that presumably will become vacant within weeks.
But there are compelling reasons for Brown to pass on what would be his third Senate campaign in four years and hes thinking long and hard about them.
Topping the list: In 2014, he could run instead for Massachusetts governor, a job that Republicans have had much more success winning and keeping, as Mitt Romney can attest.
Even if Brown were to win an expected late spring special election for the Senate he would enter as a favorite hed have to pick up and do it all over again next year, in a higher-turnout contest that could also be tough to win. A loss in that race could end his political career.
That all makes for a wrenching decision for Brown: To make another run at Capitol Hill or hold off for the chance to reign over Beacon Hill. Sources tell POLITICO he has not made up his mind.
My sense is that Scott has a good chance of succeeding if he decides to enter the special, said Republican National Committeewoman Kerry Healey, who served as Romneys lieutenant governor. However, theres a lot of appeal to waiting for the governors seat.
There are opportunities in both.
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I’m in MA and frankly I think he’d be better off running for governor than senator again. I won’t vote for him for either office but I think he could win as governor.
“I’d rather he stay in Massachusetts and limit his RINO damage to the already Blue state.”
Yeah, Elizabeth Warren is so much better.
I guess we did not need Brown in the Senate anyway.
We have Senator Todd Akin and Senator Richard Mourdock to take his place anyway.
I wish he’d run as a democrat and stop infecting the GOP with his stench. (He can take is toady supporters with him)
At least we don’t have to hold our breath wonder if the liberal Brown will arise or the half Republican guy will show. It was a complete and utter mess having Scott Brown in the Senate. Glad to rid ourselves of the RINO. Send all RINOS back home. They are a nusense and why we are in the mess we are now. Conservatives ONLY need apply.
Phoney Brown is a Democrat, like Powell.
In a sense, the whole country would be better off of the moderates just became democrats. They might actually pull the democrat party back toward the middle a bit.
As it is, the moderates have moderated the GOP into a coma and its time for them to moderate the party that actually needs it.
Scott Bronw, Mr. “I’m not an automatic 60th vote for Obamacare... wait... I AM an automatic 60th vote! Sorry guys!”
Scott “the GOP needs to be more inclusive of gay marriage and abortion” Brown.
The sad fact of the matter is that Massholes simply lack the brainpower to elect anyone further right than a Scott Brown or a Mitt Romney.
One thing the Romney campaign taught me is that even when the GOP runs the most moderate guy possible and a genuinely generous guy with no skeletons in his closet, society's teat suckers and their cheerleaders in the enemedia will demonize him just as much as they will any conservative. Looking at the electoral map from November, it is hard to imagine any conservative who would have done better than Romney. It is equally hard to imagine any one who could have done worse.
There is no compromise with these sonzab*tches. And, sadly, with the scale of fraud and stupidity which we witnessed just two months ago, there is no hope of beating them electorally on a national scale. We must discredit their bankrupt evil godless philosophy and eradicate their leadership as we did the nazis at Nuremburg.
Or we must choose between the path of Chile (patriotic military coup) and Argentina (acceptance of permanent third world status) as a price to avoid or delay what must come to pass.
Scott Brown running for office again? Zzzzzz......
And people want to excuse him.
Scott “I am a Tea Party candidate -PSYCHE! I’m actually a loser RINO!” Brown.
I knew he wasn’t perfect but I didn’t expect him to be a radical leftist.
And low brain power idiots scream at us that we want to apply a “purity test” whenever we say we don’t want radical leftists idiots or RINOs [I know, redundant] as our candidates.
Reid came up with a parliamentary ruse and passed Obamacare by 51 votes. And they rushed up the seating of a new Dem senator...can’t recall which but could look it up...whatever, to get it passed. Scott Brown wasn’t the 6oth vote for Obamacare or the 51st vote or any vote. No Senate Republican voted for Obamacare. One confused House GOP member voted for it, but it would’ve passed without that vote. Forget his name, but he was new and was from LA.
Yeah, gotta love it.
I think I’m going to stop using the term RINO. The GOP is ALL alike now. They are all democrat wannabes.
The truth is, if there are Conservatives in today’s Republican party, it is they who are Republican In Name Only.
The term RINO may be a good name for our guys in a year or so.
Sarah Palin is the RINO. She’s certainly not what I see in today’s GOP.
He’s got the same handlers that Romney had. Governor would be a much better office from which to launch their next presidential-campaign gravy train.