I for one most definitely am not! There has as we all know been speculation lately that Senator Kerry might get a cabinet appointment, either State or Defense. It seems that Susan Rice may actually be the President’s preference for State, but one theory circulating is that the reason Republicans are being so hard on her is to force the appointment of John Kerry instead. This would trigger a special election for which Scott Brown could run and win.
It bugs me no end that even so many Democrats I’ve heard from seem to be buying the Scott Brown hype. Yes, he has said he would consider such a race. Yes, he would be a formidable candidate. However, we have beaten him once and I’m confident we’ve learned lessons from the last special election. Massachusetts is still one of the bluest states in the union and I submit the Democratic Party is still the default position. Even if we have a hotly contested primary we’ve had practice coming together. John Walsh certainly knows what he is doing regarding getting out our message and vote. We will have to work for it to be sure, but can we PLEASE stop sounding like a bunch of nervous nellies conceding an election that we don’t even know for sure yet will take place?!