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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:00 PM

Not So Fast: Scott Brown Could Make Major Comeback.....

“Defeat is only temporary,” Brown said.

As Brown well knew that night at Boston’s Park Plaza Hotel, his opportunity to regain a U.S. Senate seat could come in a matter of months rather than years.

With Sen. John Kerry widely believed to be under consideration for a Cabinet post, the Bay State may be compelled in 2013 to hold its second special election to fill a vacated Senate seat in three years.

If Kerry does join the Obama administration, state law calls for Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint an interim senator to serve until a special election is held between 145 and 160 days of the seat being vacated.

Brown has not publicly said whether he would seek a return to the upper chamber, but close observers of Massachusetts politics have few doubts that the politically gifted, charismatic, and generally popular Republican would strongly consider a bid to duplicate his special election victory in 2010, when he claimed the seat long held by Ted Kennedy.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/11/29/will_scott_browns_senate_departure_prove_brief_116274.html

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Reply Not So Fast: Scott Brown Could Make Major Comeback..... (Original post)
GreenTea Nov 2012 OP
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #1
Warren Stupidity Nov 2012 #3
madokie Nov 2012 #2
graham4anything Nov 2012 #5
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #14
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #6
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #15
bluerum Nov 2012 #9
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #16
sharp_stick Nov 2012 #4
Thinkingabout Nov 2012 #7
chollybocker Nov 2012 #8
fadedrose Nov 2012 #10
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #17
fadedrose Nov 2012 #18
rgbecker Nov 2012 #11
Tutonic Nov 2012 #12
rufus dog Nov 2012 #13

Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:02 PM

1. Brown isn't going away

but it's the job of Massachusetts Democrats to make sure he doesn't get elected to anything.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:05 PM

3. Brown had his "regular guy in a truck image" screwed by Rove.

Rove funded him and directed his hugely awful campaign against Warren and in the process wrecked his carefully constructed image. He was abusive and nasty from day one, and he got crushed by Warren in the debates. I think he is done at the state level here.

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:04 PM

2. Brown won't be elected to another office

He was rejected soundly by the people of mass

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:07 PM

5. You are correct. He won't be elected to another office, just the same one-senate

 

John Kerry needs to check his ego at the door and just say the Sherman.

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:39 PM

14. I agree with you. If Kerry is tired of the Senate, he owe Massachusetts democrats a statement

that he won't seek re-election in 2014, that way Massachusetts democrats can run a 32 year old Joe Kennedy III for the seat. After Kerry is done, a President can appoint him to what ever the shit She wants to appoint him to.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:08 PM

6. I don't like the idea that there are a few possibilites so soon

Gov. Patrick and John Kerry come to mind. That would leaves major offices open.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:43 PM

15. The Massachusetts Governor's seat will be filled by the Lt. Gov to complete the term. The Lt. Gov,

once elevated to Governor will pick a new Lt. Gov. A US Senate or House seat vacancy requires a Special Election within 6 months of the vacancy. Massachusetts is in strong shape with the Governor's position, Timothy Murray is an exceptional Lt. Gov and should be able to hold the seat.

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Response to madokie (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:15 PM

9. He did win a couple counties. But Warren had Boston metr wrapped.

And that's where most of the population is. I am sure he is hanging back waiting to sucker punch at the first chance.

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Response to bluerum (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:48 PM

16. Most of Massachusetts voter population is in the Middlesex-Worcester counties.

Warren won because she stayed close to Brown in those two counties and beat Brown by big margins in Suffolk and Hampshire Counties.

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:07 PM

4. How nice

Massachusetts has it's own Linda McMahon. Fortunately for us though we were able to keep ours out of the Senate in both runs.

I hope the Dems will be smart enough up there this time to run someone a little better than Martha Coakley.

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:10 PM

7. May be the repubs thinks if Obama has a problem replacing Hillary the she wont run in 2016.

Duh, they tried to move Beraud from Louisiana but he was smart to their dumb tricks, they would ha e removed a Democrat from Congress. Always playing games, bet if Ted Kennedy's widow runs Brown would get beat. I imagine there are some good Democrats left to run also, don't count your chickens yet Scott

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:12 PM

8. Not so fast: Brown is still a jerk.

"politically gifted": attacks based on race and book-learning.
"charismatic": soft porn and trucks
"and generally popular": lost seat to first-timer Elizabeth Warren.

LOL

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:16 PM

10. I like the Dem who serves MA in the House...

But I can't think of his Irish name, but can vividly picture him...very personable and he's been in office at least 6 years - maybe longer...

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Response to fadedrose (Reply #10)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:56 PM

17. Tierney, Markey, McDermott are the only choices. Brown would beat all three of them.

Tierney had serious issues winning re-election due to him being married to a woman who laundered millions of drug money right under his nose. Tierney was personally innocent, but that issue would clobber him statewide. Markey has been in the US House for something like 24 years and would come off as old opposite Brown. McDermott is a decent campaigner, but over a limited area of the state, he could not match Brown across the state.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #17)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:12 PM

18. Markey...

I think I remember seeing a lot of him when Clinton was in office...maybe during the impeachment...can't remember...

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:27 PM

11. Brown's a loser now and Massachusetts knows it.

The Democrats won't sit at home next time up.

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:33 PM

12. He was trounced by Warren.

He'll get trounced again. Dems are not going to let this clown back into office. He oughta drive his truck across the road to K Street and join the other phonies that play the part of ordinary citizens while lining their pockets with million dollar retainers.

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Response to GreenTea (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 09:37 PM

13. Note to the MA Dem Party

Run a person with a decent background who has knowledge of the Patriots and Red Sox history.... then win an election against Scott Brown.

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