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Scott Brown: I'm exploring a run for president
Boston Herald ^ | 8/18/13 | Hillary Chabot

Posted on 08/18/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by GQuagmire

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told the Herald he is exploring a possible 2016 presidential bid today as he hit a well-worn stomping ground for Oval Office hopefuls – the Iowa State Fair. “I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there’s room for a bi-partisan problem solver,” said Brown, who has been meeting with top republicans nationally and last week hosted a Fenway event for Republican National Committee members. Brown indicated he isn't close to deciding whether he will run. “It’s 2013 I think it’s premature, but I am curious. There’s a lot of good name recognition in the Dakotas and here – that’s pretty good.” Brown rose to national prominence after his surprise win in the 2010 special election for the U.S. Senate over Attorney general Martha Coakley. He lost the seat to U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2012, but he has recently kept the door open to many races including the 2014 Bay State gubernatorial and a U.S. Senate bid in New Hampshire


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections; US: Iowa; US: Massachusetts; US: New Hampshire; US: North Dakota; US: South Dakota
KEYWORDS: 2016; brown; cosmonudecenterfold; iowa; loserbrown; massachusetts; newhampshire; nomorerinos; northdakota; randsconcerntrolls; rino; rinobegone; romney; romneyagain; romneyagenda; scottbrown; southdakota
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delusional....
1 posted on 08/18/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Yep, politicians do not live in the same world


2 posted on 08/18/2013 2:05:08 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GQuagmire

Scott who?


3 posted on 08/18/2013 2:06:26 PM PDT by CARTOUCHE (Laredo, welcome to the 3rd world and leave your English at MM 13)
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To: GeronL

PUKE!


4 posted on 08/18/2013 2:07:17 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: GQuagmire

Just what we need another Rino running for president.


5 posted on 08/18/2013 2:08:12 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: GQuagmire

The GOP has a death wish.


6 posted on 08/18/2013 2:08:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: GQuagmire

Hahahahah


7 posted on 08/18/2013 2:08:48 PM PDT by Hattie
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To: GQuagmire

FUSB


8 posted on 08/18/2013 2:08:52 PM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

Wonder why he doesn’t just endorse Jebbie out front?


9 posted on 08/18/2013 2:09:49 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: GQuagmire
“I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there’s room for a bi-partisan problem solver,”

Oh, goodie, another "reach-across-the-aisle" McCain/McConnell type.

10 posted on 08/18/2013 2:09:58 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: GQuagmire

As a ‘Rat maybe.


11 posted on 08/18/2013 2:10:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Jim Robinson
The GOP has a death wish.

The party could go down in flames in 2014 for not standing effectively for anything really but the success of the Democrats! The good and the bad will be punished equally by uninformed voters.

12 posted on 08/18/2013 2:11:29 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Paladin2

So let me get this straight...is Scott Brown exploring a run for President or not ?


13 posted on 08/18/2013 2:12:58 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: GeronL
As has been often said, Scott Brown was a conservative - by mASS standards.

While I prefer him to other Dems and a few Pubbies, I will vote pro-life and financially conservative.

Makes it very hard for him to win conservatives anywhere.

14 posted on 08/18/2013 2:13:13 PM PDT by texas booster (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team # 36120) Cure Alzheimer's!)
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To: GQuagmire

Brown/Huntsman 2016


15 posted on 08/18/2013 2:13:30 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: GQuagmire

And last week he was looking to run for the NH senate seat & the week before that Massachusetts governor and so on....


16 posted on 08/18/2013 2:13:55 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: GQuagmire
Is he going to challenge Hillary?
17 posted on 08/18/2013 2:13:55 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: GQuagmire

Too bloody dumb.


18 posted on 08/18/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Theodore R.

Yeah, Scott would make such a handsome vice-president. My heart is going flutter-flutter. Now, who would could be the presidential nominee? How about President Jeb Bush?


19 posted on 08/18/2013 2:14:17 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Theodore R.

Yeah, Scott would make such a handsome vice-president. My heart is going flutter-flutter. Now, who would could be the presidential nominee? How about President Jeb Bush?


20 posted on 08/18/2013 2:14:27 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: GQuagmire

He better run as a DEMOCRAT!


21 posted on 08/18/2013 2:14:53 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: DJlaysitup
He's out of his depth....

I'd guess that the answer is already in.

22 posted on 08/18/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GQuagmire

Bwahahahahaha! Yeh Okay. What party?


23 posted on 08/18/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LongWayHome

I don’t get why he won’t run for Gov of MA. He should wipe the floor against whoever he would run against.....


24 posted on 08/18/2013 2:17:54 PM PDT by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

Yeah, when I see “bipartisan” I know it’s code for sell out, progressive RINO.


25 posted on 08/18/2013 2:18:21 PM PDT by ExpatGator (I hate Illinois Nazis!)
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To: GQuagmire

Another primary spoiler itching to get involved.


26 posted on 08/18/2013 2:18:25 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: GQuagmire

Scott knows that the single female voter in America votes with her libido. It worked for 0bama.


27 posted on 08/18/2013 2:18:35 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GQuagmire

Save your money, Scott.


28 posted on 08/18/2013 2:19:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: GQuagmire
President of what......Massachusetts?
29 posted on 08/18/2013 2:20:28 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: GQuagmire

I wonder what makes people like Scott Brown think he can be President....
Seriously....the guy won one race...and got beat by a fake indian...


30 posted on 08/18/2013 2:23:57 PM PDT by Popman
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To: GQuagmire

Why would you want to be Governor from a party that has 10% of the legislature ? Until the GOP builds up its elected officials from the ground up in MA, there’s no point having a Governor whose power is worthless.


31 posted on 08/18/2013 2:24:20 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: GQuagmire

Scott Brown is none other than
Romney’s toadie - and like the Rat King
lives here, lives there, poses family,
pleases Democrats, supports RomneyCARE,
and most importantly, backstabs conservatives.


32 posted on 08/18/2013 2:24:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: GQuagmire

Why?


33 posted on 08/18/2013 2:24:44 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GQuagmire

Scott Brown, an attorney, officer of the court, and JAG who waited until he was writing a politically expedient book to announce that he had been molested many years earlier at camp. Yet Brown knew that the offender continued working at the same camp into Brown’s adult years and was likely molesting other children but Brown said NOTHING! UNTIL he writes a book to presumably gain some type of perverse support for his next political run. And against Warren he pummeled the airwaves with ads supporting planned parenthood. He’s a pure disgrace.


34 posted on 08/18/2013 2:25:12 PM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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To: GQuagmire

Where’s the humor tag?


35 posted on 08/18/2013 2:26:33 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: GQuagmire

I thought Canada had prime ministers. And isn’t he a little liberal for them?


36 posted on 08/18/2013 2:26:34 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: GQuagmire

NO-NEVER~!

How about WE remember the last time we ran a Massachusetts RINO, and look how well that went?!


37 posted on 08/18/2013 2:26:57 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Is John Boehner the Neville Chamberlain of American Politics?)
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To: GQuagmire

Looks like Scott’s ego is getting the best of him. That’s all I can figure.


38 posted on 08/18/2013 2:28:29 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: GQuagmire

Looks like Scott’s ego is getting the best of him. That’s all I can figure.


39 posted on 08/18/2013 2:28:32 PM PDT by LongWayHome
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To: GQuagmire

This would be on the same level as Roseanne Barr running for president.


40 posted on 08/18/2013 2:30:31 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: GQuagmire

Oh great. Scott (we need to be more inclusive of pro choice turd burglars) Brown


41 posted on 08/18/2013 2:31:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GQuagmire
delusional....

To put it mildly.

42 posted on 08/18/2013 2:31:29 PM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: GQuagmire

What an idiot.


43 posted on 08/18/2013 2:31:37 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cradle of freedom

If Jeb Bush runs for President, that means Scott Brown would be perfect running mate just like young and handsome Dan Quayle was with 41 back in ‘92.


44 posted on 08/18/2013 2:31:45 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: GQuagmire

OR MORON.


45 posted on 08/18/2013 2:33:26 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: GQuagmire

OR MORON.


46 posted on 08/18/2013 2:33:32 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: GQuagmire

The U.S. needs another RINO to run for President like Hillary Clinton needs another Kotex saddle pad for her Aswip 2000 Broom..

Both may happen in 2016..


47 posted on 08/18/2013 2:37:01 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: GQuagmire

On the positive side, maybe he’ll siphon primary votes from Christie. The more ‘moderates’ in the race to divide the moderate vote, the better.

But more importantly, conservatives need to settle on one conservative candidate before the primaries start and insist that other pretenders stand aside. We cannot go into the 2016 primary season with 3 or 4 conservatives each polling 5-20%. By April, when the Santorums of the world drop out (and Santorum in a fine man who just stubbornly stuck it out long enough to ensure Romney’s nomination), the media and the GOP establishment will be crowning Christie as the nominee.

So Run Scott, Run! And even if you’re just at 3% in the polls, you hold onto those 3% moderates all the way to the convention.


48 posted on 08/18/2013 2:38:22 PM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: GQuagmire

Ridiculously hilarious.


49 posted on 08/18/2013 2:39:00 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: GQuagmire

Oh goodie.....another RINO


50 posted on 08/18/2013 2:39:47 PM PDT by wny
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