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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 01:14 PM

Why do people just assume Scott Brown would win if Kerry takes a cabinet position. [View all]

You think the democratic party of Massachusetts is going to make the same dumbass mistake like they did back in 2009?

FACT: Martha Coakly, the demo picked to run against Scott Brown in the special election to replace the seat once held by the late great Ted Kennedy, was the absolutely WORST candidate I think I have ever seen run for office. I think I could have scrape gum off the bottom of my shoe and it probably could have done just the same and perhaps a bit better than Coakley. I'm sure Coakley had wonderful qualifications to making her a US Senator but she ran a crappy campaign. She rested on her laurels that Massachusetts is a blue state and it was Ted Kennedy's old seat and assume that the voters would show up and vote for her. Her poorly run campaign was just one of the reasons she failed miserably.

FACT: Back in 2009 the Tea Party was this novel idea that was quickly gaining momentum in 2009 and probably peaked in 2010. At first everyone thought the Tea Party was just about lower government spending and no more taxes. I think the Tea Party reached their peak back in 2010 but you could see the passion start to lose steam when several Tea Party endorsed senate candidates lost in 2010 (Angle, O'Donnell and Buck). In 2012 we saw the Tea Party take even more hits as about 10-12 Tea Party representatives who won in 2010 lost in 2012 and the Republicans actually lost seats in the senate. And the Tea Party failed to get any of their preferred nominees the presidential nomination for the GOP and instead were forced to support Romney instead.

FACT: No one really knew much about Scott Brown. He had some limited political experience on the local level and managed to run a campaign where he came across as a moderate. Four years later we all know about Scott Brown who managed to support GOP Partyline over 90% of the time and ran an absolutely wretched campaign against Elizabeth Warren. Because Brown did align himself so strongly with the GOP he had little to campaign on against Elizabeth Warren and so he centered his campaign on her comments that she had Native American Heritage.

I know there is nothing in the state of Massachusetts that guarantees a Democratic win but if a decent candidate is nominated for the Dems and that candidate actually does the working campaigning - i think we could win the seat.

EDIT NOTE: I've altered this to cabinet position because he has also had his name considered for SEcretary of Defense too.

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