Skip to comments.Scott Brown will not run for Mass. governor [Cashes out?]
Posted on 08/22/2013 6:40:49 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas
BOSTON Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said Wednesday night he won't be a candidate for Massachusetts governor next year.
The former Republican senator and state lawmaker spoke on WBZ-AM's "NightSide With Dan Rea" radio program.
"I have decided, with my wife's blessing, that I will not be running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014," Brown said.
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- Running for Senate from NH where he has a vacation home
- Cashing out
Sounds like it's the latter. Conservative Boston area talk host, Howie Carr estimated his income to be over $1 million annually. Prior to his Senate gig, his annual income was around $100k.
It's good to be a Senator.
Oops. Fox News story. Not the Boston Herald.
“...former Republican senator...”
Emphasis on “former Republican” part. He was a RINO.
And RINOs should be given only slightly more respect than your local dog feces (er...dog Obamastuff) lying on the sidewalk.
I continue to support Brown. I don’t know a great deal about him, but what I do remains on balance positive.
I realize this puts me in a (distinct) minority here, but I will remain supportive of him for the moment.
According to an article the other day he was pumping hands in Iowa and New hampshire with an eye on the big prize in 2016.
Dang it! Now where are Massachusettsians going to find a wishy-washy, moderate, squishy RINO to run for Governor?
Mr. RomneyCARE has already decided who will be the next
GOP candidate from his home in CA/UT/NH/MI.
He who instituted massive rises in health care
There is other work for the RomneyCARE toadie, Scott.
If you run as a ‘liberal light’ against a full blown progressive, the full blown progressive will win every time.
They already have one: Charlie Baker. He ran and lost 4 years ago.
“Dang it! Now where are Massachusettsians going to find a wishy-washy, moderate, squishy RINO to run for Governor?”
Charlie Baker re-dux
He’s working hard to get his own Fox show!
A few days ago, he was sending out feelers about a presidential run.
Poor guy doesn’t realize it, but his short political career is probably over. He couldn’t even retain his Senate seat.
Maybe on the surface, but his realistic intention is VP. It is realistic in the sense that the droves of Roves of the GOPe, if they see value, would latch on and drive him to VP land, attached to a somewhat higher-in-the-chain RINO at the top.
Otherwise it will be Romney II.
Nobody cares, Scott. You are a washed-up wishy washy ex-pol with zero ability to lead anybody anywhere.
MA should elect another hard-left Democrat. The faster deep blue states like MA fall apart, the faster America will realize that socialism is poison.
I tend to agree with you. Maybe in Texas or Idaho or any other bright red state, Brown is worthless. But in a deep blue state like Taxachusetts or Caliph-phony-a, we need more people like Scott Brown that can capture at least some of the less moon-batty "D" votes in those states.
I am sick and tired of conservative purists winning the primaries, then consistently losing by 20 or more points in the general election in these states. Meanwhile, people (like me) who are fiscally conservative but otherwise libertarian to slightly liberal and might actually have a chance in the general election get tossed to the curb in the primaries. The net effect is that our states and slowly but surely the entire country is turning Socialist as the "liberal" Democrats realize they no longer have to couch their true identities to win elections, since their opposition is doing a great job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.
I agree about the VP aspirations.
Christie / Brown 2016! Guaranteed to not only lose the conservatives in every swing state but lose their own home states as well. Much like McCain they'd be darlings of the media until the day the primaries were statistically decided.
I have voted for Scott in every state and federal election since he began his political career.
That said, I find him to have revealed himself to be a complete sell-out and as duplicitous a politician as any that Massachusetts has spawned. And that, dear FReepers, is quite a few.
Charlie Baker. He's the next RINO in line.
You guys should live here. It's great...
Really ? Who might they be ?
The bimbo in Nevada that lost to the extremely beatable Dingy Harry, for one. I think there were at least one or two Democrat Senators in the 2010 election cycle who had no business being reelected, except for the idiots we put up against them.
Ideology isn’t the problem. Lousy candidates are. I opposed Sharron Angle in NV from the get-go because she came off two consecutive losses and made outrageous allegations that her House race nomination was stolen by Dean Heller in ‘06 and demanded a “do-over.” There’s also the X-factor no one can foresee of a candidate saying something ill-advised that can sink them.
But running RINOs is precisely the wrong tack, as we’ve seen by the disastrous situation in the Senate today. Add to that, look at all the establishment candidates that ran in 2012, the “safe” ones, the “non-purists.” They didn’t knock off a SINGLE incumbent or put any retiring Dem seats in our column. Scott Brown himself couldn’t keep a seat against a renowned exposed liar and fraud (demonstrating once again that moving to the left never works for a Republican).
It’s why the arguments against running Tea Partiers rings hollow when the opposition within the party was a total bust.
“...(demonstrating once again that moving to the left never works for a Republican)...”
Words of wisdom.
Chazz Baker is going to run again for MA gov. Yay...
it would be interesting to study the exit polling on Scott Brown from a stictly strategic viewpoint, without an ideological bias.
It may show that Brown was too conservative for MASS. That the votes he lost were the liberal unaffilated suburban housewives. Who are the weakest link in the Warren coalition.
He also lost a good chunk to “none of the above” ... a vocal 30,000 conservative people who are 1% of the vote.
Point could be that trying to keep the “independent majority” together is impossible ... if you move left to keep liberal parts happy, you lose people on the right ... it is just an unstable 51% coalition. Brown team tried to “baffle” enough people to keep them all happy but failed. He might have won it during a mid-term, but not a prez year.
I’d like to look up how many POTUS votes were cast in MA and how many SENATE votes ... to see how many BlANKS were cast on Brown-Warren.
“Id like to look up how many POTUS votes were cast in MA and how many SENATE votes ... to see how many BlANKS were cast on Brown-Warren.”
According to the incomparable Dave Leip’s U.S. Election Atlas, 3,167,767 votes were cast for president in Massachusetts in 2012 (1,921,761 for Obama, 1,188,460 for Romney, and 57,546 for other candidates or write-ins), and 3,156,553 votes were cast in the U.S. Senate race (1,696,346 for Warren and 1,458,048 for Brown, with 2,159 for write-ins). So only 11,000 MA voters cast votes in the presidential election but left the Senate ballot blank, which represents a tiny fraction of the electorate.
He couldn’t get enough crossover vote. He indeed would have won in a midterm, I bet. Would Susan Collins have won in MA in 2012? I doubt it.
Anyway DJ is right, we have a problem with *hitty candidates. There are both RINO and conservative *hitty candidates. Angle and Akin and Mourdock and Ken Buck didn’t lose because they were conservatives but because they are morons who couldn’t navigate a US Senate race. Of course when you call out a conservative idiot who is a lousy candidate their fan club smears you as an Obamalover.
Contrast Ted Cruz with Sharon Angle. We need to run smart, electable conservatives not whoever screams the loudest that they are “tea party”, like Sharon Angle whom we in the know warned everybody about before the Nevada primary. We were told to shove it by her cult followers.
Akin and Mourdock I didn’t see coming. Someone warned me that Akin seemed like a weak candidate, used to safe seat house races but I didn’t listen. Mourdock was twice elected statewide and the contest between him and RINO Lugar was no choice at all. I can’t believe how stupid he was, he made his rape remarks AFTER AKIN ruined himself. Unreal.
On the flip side the establishment has had their own crummy candidates. Retread Tommy Thompson, Connie Mack IV, Rick Berg who were just as pathetic as Angle in losing races we should have won.
if we assume some voters cast blank ballots for both POTUS and Senate and we add the 11,000 to the 2,000 write ins .... about 15000 did not vote in the Warren race which is 1/2 of 1%.
Now, with all the squawking on here and other far right sources about Scottie Brown ... people screaming that he didnt get their vote ... are those people representative of a constituency? apparently not!
Or perhaps a bunch simply did not show at all! They sat it out! I don’t think so. How many voted in ‘08 for POTUS>?
3.081m POTUS votes in ‘08. 1.109m for McCain.
so there were no missing GOP votes in ‘12. Is there a constituency of conservative screamers who failed to vote for Scottie Brown? ONly on FreeperVille. Very few MASS freeperVille screamers. Most MASS freepers punched the mark for Scottie despite all the rhetoric here.
Perhaps FreeRepublic really is only representative of 1% of the electorate. Are we now the marginal fringe? RonPaulistas have gone mainstream and we are left behind.
When Scott Brown first ran for election against the Spawn of Satan he was treated like a rock star, FReeper women were swooning to marry him, poring over his naked spread in whatever magazine that was. He was adulated here, many were calling for him to become President.
—I didn’t like him from the start
Scott Brown does not deserve any FReepers votes. He is far too leftist on the issues.
Brown was left, left, left
I am glad to hear that you did not try to cast an absentee ballot for ScottieBrown.
You missed this part of what I said:
“it would be interesting to study the exit polling on Scott Brown from a strictly strategic viewpoint, without an ideological bias.”
The liberals listened to you! They did not vote for Scottie Brown ... happily Ms. Warren can help make the laws of our country for the next 24 years. Maybe longer!
I hope America enjoys her!
(Do you mean that the Freepers in Mass voted for Warren?)
It was either one liberal or the other. Thank God I don’t live in that hell hole.
I am glad that you don’t live in Massachusetts either!
There are no rattlesnakes, but lots of deer ticks.
Linda McMahon 2012
3.7% undervote (blanks)
1.7% for the libertarian
did the conservatives abandon her in the fall?
In 2010, there were 7000 more votes for Senate than for GOV. It is Foley that had the blank ballots.
I made the news today.
Must be a slow news day. A snooze day.
I am on the “full list”
You’re a “key player”? Congrats.
Scott Brown hit a golf shot that made Sportcenter’s #1 play last night. Probably a first for a former Senator.
In Waterbury, there were 4000 blanks for Congress of 32000 Potus votes.
12% !!! That was the Roraback race.
Meriden was 12%, too.
8% for state sen in Meriden
“Ideology isnt the problem. Lousy candidates are.”
Largely true. I supported Sharron Angle because I thought that Harry Reid was so unpopular, anyone could unseat him. She turned out to be the one candidate who couldn’t unseat him. I was very wrong in that call.
Of course, I turned out to be right about Todd Akin and Christine O’Donnell.