I think others can beat Scott Brown but Teddy, Jr plays right into Scott’s sweet spot.
Liz Warren lived and worked in the State and because of her willingness to be the public face of fighting the corporate/financial man she had legitimate credentials and a national reputation.
Her biggest problem with us locals was that Washington told us that she would be the Democratic nominee. People resent that.
Teddy, Jr has much less than Liz Warren had to offer yet more of the resentment. Remember, “it’s the people’s seat”.
Too many people will already have had their minds made up before the primary about Jr. and unlikely to change before the election.
Really, who the hell does this kid think he is? In this particular race that message would have legs.
Perhaps being told that if his name was Edward Moore rather than Edward Kennedy his candidacy “would be a joke” would gain traction this time around? After 50 years it’s timely.
Only Scott won’t have to say it. Everyone else will. Including the surrogates for Jr.’s Democratic primary challengers.
What’s to stop Michael Capuano or Stephen Lynch from emasculating this kid? In a very nice way of course. But what or who is there to be afraid of? Who’s to stop it from happening?
Just because his ginger second cousin strolled into his congressional seat last month (whom I’m rooting for to succeed for what it’s worth) there is nothing to indicate that anything close to resembling that scenario will happen in a senate run.
The small margin needed to win, a persnickety electorate, much stronger ground forces for Brown because it will be a special (if opponent is a Kennedy the number of volunteers will double) will require a candidate whose baggage is known and candidacy does not by definition create a national issue on its own.
The Kennedy kids, (Teddy’s off-spring) may be throwing this out there just to screw-up what chances Vicki has for anything related to this.
In fact now that I think of it I would bet on it.
Therefore, the above post was just an exercise in thought. What if Teddy Jr ran. blah blah blah…
BTW, good for them. Screw her! He was their dad before he was her second husband. I didn’t make the rules. I mean Camilla Bowles acts properly in her position in a royal family. Why can’t Vicki?