Kerry is believed to be President Obama’s choice to replace Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
The poll, conducted by the MassINC Polling Group on Monday and Tuesday, finds voters view Brown favorably, despite the fact that in November they chose to elect Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren in his stead. Fifty-eight percent of those polled say they have a favorable view of Brown, compared with 28 percent who view him unfavorably. Rounded off, 12 percent say they are undecided, and 1 percent say they have never heard of him.
Exactly. Warren got elected because there was unprecedented grassroots interest from across the country, much less our state; and because she was the right person at the right time with the right message.
But unfortunately, for all that we may hope that Brown burned through some of his good will and nice-guy image with the goofy, overplayed “as you can see” attack lines … that may not be the case. But I still attribute these big leads to name recognition: He is better known than the folks who have been in Congress for decades. He doubtless also still benefit from distance from the political establishment … for better or worse. If the election comes down to one of the Dem Congressfolk against Brown, there will definitely still be an insider/outsider, experienced-vs.-lightweight dynamic.
Brown is canny enough to try to get some of the “moderate” middle ground – eg. his recent flip-flop on assault weapons. Now, the same line of attack can be used against him that Warren invoked: Where have you been? Everyone on Team Dem has been on the right side of this for ages.
Long live the eternal zombie campaign of Scott Brown … you can never kill it.