Stop me if you’ve already heard this ad, but really? Really? Listen for yourself here: http://www.youtube.com/user/scottbrownma#p/u/1/l2Zxa-107Q4
Sen Brown’s campaign spends thousands, if not more, on a full minute spot where he talks about great moments in New England sports history and gives a shout out to the Patriots for their Super Bowl appearance. You have got to be kidding me! If I was one of his financial supporters, I’d be asking for my money back right now.
This ad highlights several things. First, Senator Brown has plenty of money to spend. Second, he has nothing to say on the issues important to residents of Massachusetts. If he did, he wouldn’t waste money on ads like this and he’d commit to participating in town halls. Whoever is responsible for generating this ad should be sent packing. Finally, for me, it indicates some key differences between Sen. Brown and his likely opponent Elizabeth Warren. In November you can vote for a man who will talk with you about his passion for sports or a woman who will talk with you about her passion for fighting to save the middle class. You can vote for a man who’s raised millions from Wall Street while gutting financial reforms in the Senate or a woman who worked and fought hard developing the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. My vote is for Elizabeth Warren, the candidate fighting for all of us.
Scott Brown’s reelection campaign reads a lot like Macbeth:
“Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,