Hey Scott, where did the 20 point lead go?

As Brown is laying the groundwork for his announcement for his senate run next week here is an oldie but a goodie from the last Senate election where TPM overheard Brown complaining about an early PPP Poll.

Just walked passed Senator Brown’s office and in the hallway was the man himself, lamenting into his cell phone, ‘I don’t understand how she can be down 20 points one week and is now up 2. What is going on?

Funny, PPP just released a new Senate poll. Republicans might recall that PPP is the pollster that pretty much nailed it on the Senate election.

Well, in a head to head contest between Ed Markey and Scott Brown, it’s a statistical tie.

In a hypothetical matchup tested by PPP, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) held a narrow edge over the Democratic frontrunner, Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA), 48 percent to 45 percent.

Yes, I know, I know, primaries, we don’t know who the candidates are, it’s a long way from June. Yes, I agree. But it’s pretty damn funny that Brown is setting up his announcement on the heals of a big lead that doesn’t exist.

Welcome to the race Scotto.



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  1. re: Bob's link, and my thoughts on Scott Brown's character

    I always thought a true internet troll was someone who made posts not just to insult, but to derail conversations or force some kind of response.

    Many people who troll just lob insults, etc., but eventually people will just learn to ignore them — as Scott Brown should have.

    The truly gifted trolls are able to do be a troll without being any more ‘insulting’ than just wasting everyone else’s time, by getting people off topic, creating or spreading false (but somewhat plausible) rumors, etc. They’re the truly pernicious ones.

    Of course, it speaks volumes to Scott Brown’s character that he’s never been able to tolerate the simplistic insult-hurling trolls, like almost every other major politician out there has to do. His twitter outburst is really no different than when he went to that school assembly as a State Senator and swore at the kids because they wrote mean things about his daughter on the internet, from her stint as a public figure on American idol.

    Every bit as interesting about his character: whenever it’s his guys doing the insulting, he’s never as quick to demand action be taken against them, or even publicly reprimand them, as he is to reprimand others or demand action be taken against those others.

    RyansTake   @   Wed 30 Jan 11:01 PM
  2. Magical Thinking

    Temp. Sen. Brown appears to illustrate Alfred E. Smith’s apt observation — The American people never carry an umbrella. They prepare to walk in eternal sunshine.

    Brown sees what he wants to see, hears what he wants to hear.

  3. I doubt if he runs.

    Word is that he is looking at some private sector opportunities.
    He would lose anyway, so what’s the point?

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