I’m not sure that I agree with their “bi-partisanship” criteria or their comparison of Keating to Scott Brown. Lord, I hope not.
Perhaps Keating’s most important characteristic is the promise that he will be an independent voice in Congress. Throughout his political career, he has shown a willingness to break ranks – even to stand up to powerful party leadership, as he did with former Senate President William Bulger – to stay true to his convictions. We believe bipartisanship is a vital ingredient that is in short supply in Washington; hopefully Keating will follow the example set by Sen. Scott Brown to be guided by principles, not politics.