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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:55 AM

If we give up Kerry's seat we WILL lose it to Scott Brown [View all]

Okay, I don't believe it's a fait accompli. It's a slightly sensationalist title.

But I have to tell you that the threat is very, very real.

Brown - inexplicably to me - he ran a disgusting and dishonest campaign (from not firing his war whooping idiot staffers to pretending the (R) next to his name just somehow got there) - remains very popular in Massachusetts.

This is just anecdotal, but I have to tell you that as one who pounded the pavement for Elizabeth Warren, I heard multiple times, "Yes, I'm voting for Elizabeth, but I really do feel so bad for Scott Brown."

I did not hear this once. I heard it all over my canvassing routes.

And the moment I heard Kerry's name being floated for a cabinet post, the above scared the crap out of me.

The people of Massachusetts, at least in my small corner of canvassing - which did seem like a somewhat bellwether set of areas in Worcester and Leominster (bellwether because they had a bunch of both Dems and Repubs, and people who might slide either way) - voted FOR Elizabeth Warren, not as a rejection of Scott Brown.

I think this would be a disastrous and all too typical self-inflicted wound.

I think Scott Brown is a disgusting fraud. His accent on both the night of his election win and election loss was noticeably free from his "Jimmy who drives a truck" brogue from the debates. His attacks on Elizabeth Warren were beneath contempt. His claims of bipartisanship were nothing more than monkeying with the numbers and ducking in with plenty of cover on the votes he used to build that claim. His "time in Afghanistan" was a despicable farce.

But even good thinking Dems in Massachusetts just seem to like this man. And Mass voters have this wacky notion about balance in their delegation, which is just, NO.

Scott Brown needs to be BURIED. The idea that our own party would, of its own accord, resuscitate him, is horrifying.

And btw, Brown was a hardcore Republican while he was an in-state politician. Please don't open the door for this chameleon-like fraud. We just got rid of another charlatan of that stripe from Massachusetts. Or sort of from Massachusetts.

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